[Rochester, NY]: Photographic Research Laboratories, Eastman Kodak Co., 1990. First edition. 8vo., 196 pp., illustrated with full-page plate from b&w photographs. Faux leather over boards. A fine copy in publisher's decorative paper over boards slipcase. Item #29694
Charles Edward Kenneth Mees (1882–1960) was a British-American physicist and photographic researcher. His researches were instrumental in developing the first panchromatic photographic plates, as well as lights for the darkroom and light filters. He moved to the U.S. to set up the Kodak Research Laboratories in Rochester, and become the first director. Later he became vice president of Research and Development there.
See: Sipley, Lewis Walton. PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS. Philadelphia, 1965, p. 57 - 58 for his biography; numerous citations throughout the volume.