The International Inventions Exhibition was a world's fair held in South Kensington in 1885. As with the earlier exhibitions in a series of fairs in South Kensington following the Great Exhibition, Queen Victoria was patron and her son Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales, was president of the organising committee. It opened on 4 May and three and three-quarters of a million people had visited when it closed 6 months later.
|International Inventions Exhibition|
|Name||International Inventions Exhibition|
|Visitors||three and three-quarters million|
|Organized by||Albert Edward, the Prince of Wales (president of the organising committee)|
|Country||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Opening||4 May 1885|
Attractions included pleasure gardens, fountains and music as well as inventions. One series of concerts including old instruments from Belgium. Other historical exhibits included five heliographs by Niépce with modern photographers such as Captain Thomas Honywood also being present.
Inventions included folding tables, the Sussex trug, lacquer covered wire from OKI, a meter from Ferranti, a 38-stop organ equipped with a new floating-lever pneumatic action, and Philip Cardew won a gold medal for his hot-wire galvanometer, or voltmeter.
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