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Organisation: Archer & Sons, lantern and slide dealer

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
Archer & Sons
Short name
Archer & Sons
Main area of activity
lantern and slide dealer
Secondary area(s) of activity
slide manufacturer
Date of foundation
Main period and nation of relevant activity
1890s-1910s, England
Related organisations

took over business of Wood Bros., 1899

took over business of W.F. Archer, 1880s

business taken over by Union Lantern Bureau

Known locations
People linked to this organisation

ARCHER, Foster H., F.S.M.C., B.O.A.  (1861-1935) – partner, 1901

ARCHER, Frederick W.  (1860-1945) – partner, 1901

ARCHER, Walter J.  (c.1858-1902) – partner, 1880s-1902

ARCHER, William F.  (c.1827-1887) – partner, 1880s-1887

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 18
John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 5
‘Magic lantern miscellany’ in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), p. 13
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 10.117 (February 1899)
  –  taking over business of Wood Brothers
The optical magic lantern journal: volume 6 number 71 (April 1895)
  –  additional premises acquired
Hermann Hecht, ‘Some English magic lantern patents’ in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 6
Lucerna ID 1000401

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 2 July 2020

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