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Organisation: Newton & Co., lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier

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Trade mark of Newton and Co.

'Newtonian' trade mark used in 1910s

Full name
Newton & Co.
Short name
Newton & Co.
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lantern hardware manufacturer
slide manufacturer
optical instrument manufacturer
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
N/A, England

The 1920 London Gazette reference is a notice of the dissolution of the partnership between H.C. Newton and R.S. Wright on 30 June 1920. Both would continue in business, confusingly both under the company name 'Newton & Co.' - Newton carried on the business at 37 King Street and Wright that at 72 Wigmore Street.

Related organisations

took over business of York & Sons

took over business of Wilson Brothers, c.1908

took over business of W.E. & F. Newton, 1858

took over business of Philip H. Fincham

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business address
business address
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Archive source

London Gazette, no. 32,050 (14 September 1920), p.9257 – dissolution of partnership between Herbert Charles Newton and Russell Wright

Lewis Wright, ‘Apparatus for scientific demonstration’ in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), pp. 5-6
John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), pp. 5-6
T.C. Hepworth and J.H. Pepper (comp. Tony Dugdale), ‘A brief history of the lantern’ in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 4
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 209-210
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.90 (November 1896)
  –  new slide sets
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 8.95 (April 1897)
  –  acquiring slide rights to Nansen's photographs
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)
  –  opening new factory
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 11.131 (April 1900)
  –  new set of Boer War slides
Hermann Hecht, ‘Some English magic lantern patents’ in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 6
Lucerna ID 1000428

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 23 November 2020

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