Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
The Mullard Sculpture Competition
‘Keith Goodwin, announced last week as winner of the Mullard Research Laboratories’ sculpture competition is nothing if not honest.’
So, 50 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 3rd 1961.
‘In the notes accompanying his model he says: “The theme after the pursuit of a number of electronic concepts not understood, evolved as a simple statement that opposite poles attract and like poles repel.’
‘He received his cheque for 500 guineas from the hand of Mr S.S. Eriks, managing director of Mullard Limited, after Sir Kenneth Clark, one of the judges, had described the sculpture as “a remarkably good piece of work.”
Now a full-sized model will be made and erected at Mullard’s new Salford Research Laboratories.’Tags: cheque, electronic concepts, eriks, sir kenneth clark, sized model