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Organisation: J. Lizars, lantern and slide dealer

Historical details of this organisation
J. Lizars invoice for slide hire, 1899

J. Lizars invoice for slide hire, 1899

Full name
J. Lizars
Short name
J. Lizars
Main area of activity
lantern and slide dealer
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
dealer in photographic goods including lantern slides

The business merged in 1999 and still trades as Black and Lizars, retail ophthalmic opticians, in Glasgow and several other Scottish cities.

Many thanks to Robert Pool for information about Lizars' addresses in the 1890s.

Related organisations

took over business of Steven Bros., 1897

possibly same as 'Maker 08'

Known locations
People linked to this organisation

BALLANTINE, Arthur  (1885- after 1942) – partner, 1929

BALLANTINE, Matthew  (c.1862-1929) – owner, 1882

BALLANTINE, Robert Stanley  (1892-1967) – partner, 1929

LIZARS, John  (1810-1879) – owner, c.1830-1879

Events linked to this organisation

cinematograph exhibitor: lantern and cinematograph exhibition (lantern entertainment, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 26 March 1898)

‘Notes’ in OMLJ 8.96 (May 1897)
  –  taking over business of Stevens Bros.
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 8.98 (July 1897)
  –  new premises in Aberdeen
Lucerna ID 1000838

Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 29 June 2022

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