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THE NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY.

for the establishment of a laboratory has just passed, and an expenditure of £60,000 on building and site and £9,000 a year has been authorized.

 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURE ON THE REICHSANSTALT.

DIVISION I.
Site-the Gift of Dr. Siemens £25,000
Cost of Buildings 34,275
Fittings and Furniture 2,700
Machinery and Instruments 4,100
£66,075
DIVISION II.
Site £18,600
Buildings 88,000
Fittings and Furniture 5,400
Machinery and Instruments 23,550
135,550
£201,625
ANNUAL EXPENDITURE.
Salaries and Wages £10,300
Maintenance of Buildings, Apparatus, etc. 6,350
£16,650
 

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Reichsanstalt, General, Plan.

 

Science is not yet regarded as a commercial factor in England. Is there no one who, realizing the importance of the alliance, will come forward with more ample funds to start us on our course with a fair prospect of success? One real friend has recently told us in print that the new institution is on such a microscopic scale that its utility in the present struggle is more than doubtful. Is there no statesman who can grasp the position and see that, with say double the income.