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Person: DANCER, John Benjamin  (1812-1887)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
John Benjamin DANCER
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
proprietor of scientific instrument business
Main period of activity
1830s-80s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
8 October 1812
born at
1835 - 1841
~22
owner
1841 - 1844
~28
partner
7 April 1861
48
census record
1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/2868.90.11
– occupation “Optician”
2 April 1871
58
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/3975.90.17
– occupation “Optician”
3 April 1881
68
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/3917.105.10
– occupation “Optician”
24 November 1887
75
died at
References
Gloria Clifton, Directory of British scientific instrument makers 1550-1851 (London: Zwemmer, 1995), pp. 75-76
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 83-84
W.I. Chadwick and David Henry, ‘The Dancer double lantern’ in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 19
Lucerna ID  6003580

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 18 April 2019

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