E. E. B. Mackintosh

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Colonel Ernest Elliot Buckland Mackintosh DSO (3 November 1880 – 25 November 1957[1]) was a Director and Secretary of the Science Museum in London, England.[2]

Mackintosh was appointed Director and Secretary of the Science Museum in succession to Sir Henry Lyons, who retired in October 1933.[3] He retired as Director of the Science Museum on 30 November 1945.[4]

Mackintosh was educated at Eton and Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, then commissioned in the Royal Engineers in 1899. During World War I he was mentioned in despatches and awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and the Legion of Honour. After the war he reached the rank of Colonel before retiring in 1933. However, he came out of retirement briefly during World War II to be commandant of the School of Military Engineering, Chatham, 1939–40.[1][5]


There can be no doubt that high definition television is one of the most remarkable technical achievements of our times. (1937)[6]



  1. ^ a b MACKINTOSH, Colonel Ernest Elliot Buckland, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2016 (online edition, Oxford University Press, 2014)
  2. ^ David Follett, The Rise of the Science Museum under Henry Lyons. Science Museum, London, 1978. ISBN 0-901805-19-X. Pages 91, 121, 135, 160, 162.
  3. ^ Announcements. Nature, Volume 132, pages 22–24, 1 July 1933. doi:10.1038/132024b0
  4. ^ Science Museum: Retirement of Col. E. E. B. Mackintosh. Nature, Volume 156, Issue 3970, pages 658–658, 1 December 1945. doi:10.1038/156658b0
  5. ^ H. R. Calvert, Colonel E. E. B. Mackintosh. Nature, Volume 181, Issue 4601, pages 17–18, 4 January 1958. doi:10.1038/181017b0
  6. ^ Television Quotes, Schubin Cafe.

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Preceded by
Colonel Sir Henry Lyons
Director of the Science Museum
Succeeded by
Dr Herman Shaw