Joseph Petavel

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Sir Joseph Ernest Petavel KBE FRS[1] D.Sc. (14 August 1873 – 31 March 1936) was a British physicist. He was director of NPL from 1919 to 1936 and was the designer of the Petavel gauge for measurement of the pressures within exploding gasses.


  1. ^ Robertson, R. (1936). "Joseph Ernest Petavel. 1873-1936". Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society. 2 (5): 183. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1936.0016. JSTOR 769139. 

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