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Organisation: Riley Brothers, slide manufacturer and dealer

Historical details of this organisation
Trade mark of Riley Brothers

'RB' trade mark used in 1900s

Full name
Riley Brothers
Short name
Riley Brothers
Known activities
Known date(s)
slide retailer/hirer
slide manufacturer
lantern hardware retailer/hirer
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
1880s-1910s, England
slide manufacturer and dealer
Related organisations

employed as agent Morgan and Morgan, 1893

business taken over by Riley Brothers (1914), 1914

employed as agent O. Sichel & Co., 1897

employed as agent N.Z. Bible, Tract and Book Society

People linked to this organisation

RILEY, Arnold  (1873-1935) – director, 1901-1914

RILEY, Bernard  (1879-1943) – employee, 1911

RILEY, Herbert J.  (1863-1941) – partner, 1880-1890

RILEY, Willie  (1866-1961) – partner, c.1887-1914

Willie Riley, Sunset reflections (London: Herbert Jenkins, 1957)
‘Wallace and others v. Riley Brothers, New York’ in OMLJ 7.89 (October 1896)
  –  lawsuit re. Ben-Hur
John Barnes, ‘The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), pp. 5-6
Robert McMillan, ‘James Bamforth’ in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), pp. 12-14
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 6.75 (August 1895)
  –  opening branch in New York
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.85 (June 1896)
  –  lawsuit by Harper Brothers
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.88 (September 1896)
  –  Ben-Hur copyright case
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 7.89 (October 1896)
  –  winning law suit re. Ben-Hur
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 9.114 (November 1898)
  –  becoming limited company
‘[Riley Brothers advertisements]’ in NMLJ 1.3 (March 1980), p. 6
Lucerna ID 1000433

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 9 January 2022

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