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Person: ACRES, Birt  (1854-1918)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Birt ACRES
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
inventor and cinematographer; contributor to OMLJ, 1895
Main period of activity
1890s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
23 July 1854
born at
5 April 1891
36
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/195.45.14
– occupation “Photographer Manager”
1892 - 1895
~37
employee
31 March 1901
46
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1231.26.43
– occupation “Mfr. of Photo-Films & Plates”
2 April 1911
56
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/10156.17
– occupation “Manager Celluloid Works”
27 December 1918
64
died at
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (published) (1)

Birt Acres and Andrew Pringle, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 6.74 (July 1895)  –  'Trade terms'

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 8-9
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.88 (September 1896)
  –  showing cinematograph to Prince of Wales
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 8.103 (December 1897)
  –  managing Northern Photographic Works Co.
‘The Dreamer’, ‘Topical notes’ in OMLJ 7.83 (April 1896)
David Henry, ‘York & Son: part 1’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 17
Lucerna ID  6003101

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 April 2016

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