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Organisation: E.G. Wood, lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
E.G. Wood
Short name
E.G. Wood
Main area of activity
lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
1850s-1930s, England

The date of foundation is the date Edward George Wood first left the partnership of Horne, Thornthwaite & Wood (he later returned).

The business continued to trade as E.G. Wood long after the death of Wood himself. The optical side of the business appears to have declined in importance in about 1933, after the death of Fred Horsey, with the remaining business being in photography and radio supply. The business finally closed on Christmas Eve 1939.

Related organisations

associated with Merritt and Hatcher

associated with William Wood & Co.

associated with George Wood

business taken over by Wood's Lantern Slides, 1930s?

Known locations
Known date(s)
business address
business address
People linked to this organisation

ALFRED, Joseph  (fl. 1870s) – employee, 1876

HORSEY, Fred  (1869-1933) – owner, 1901-1933

WOOD, A.A., F.C.S.  (1846-1900) – owner, 1895-1900

WOOD, E.G.  (1811-1896) – owner, 1854-1895

Archive source

Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, (unknown), t18761120-31 – victim in case of obtaining goods by deception

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 325-326
John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 9.115 (December 1898)
  –  change of address
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)
  –  meeting of creditors after A.A. Wood's death
‘Prominent men in the lantern world: no. VI -- Mr A.A. Wood’ in OMLJ 8.95 (April 1897)
  –  A.A. Wood as proprietor
Lucerna ID 1000567

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 6 September 2021

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