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I am researching Alfred Watkins exposure meters. Would be interested to buy more unusual varieties, and also seeking a copy of his biography by his son Allen Watkins.

Many thanks for any help.

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Comment by Michael Hallett on May 3, 2010 at 13:22
Alfred Watkins: A Herefordshire Man is by Ron Shoesmith (Logaston Press, 1990) was on sale at the Hereford Museum/Gallery/Library which was where I obtained my copy. The museum/library collection is extensive and well worth a visit. I did some research there in the early to mid-90s and I particularly remember Watkin's negatives that were were so contrasty I could never understand how it could be remotely possible to get detail in the highlights. And they have an amazing collection of Bee meters.
Comment by rita tait on May 2, 2010 at 10:04
I was recently at supper in Herefordshire with a friend who has family connections with Watkins. I was handed for examination prints done by Watkins himself which was very moving. He might be of interest to you as my husband was given a meter for Xmas but I don't think will want to part with it!!!
Comment by Michael Wong on May 1, 2010 at 22:39
Not sure if this is the book you're looking for, but there seem to be 2 copies available (Item 2 from a local UK book dealer; and Item 3 from the States):

Good luck with the research !

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