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Organisation: D. Noakes & Son, lantern and slide dealer

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
D. Noakes & Son
Short name
D. Noakes & Son
Main area of activity
lantern and slide dealer
Secondary area(s) of activity
lantern exhibitor
Date of foundation
Date of winding-up
Main period and nation of relevant activity
1880s-90s, England

The business was a sideline of the main Noakes family business as hay and straw merchants, but operated under the same name as that business throughout its optical manufacturing and dealing activities.

The change of ownership in 1897 only applied to the optical part of the business, which became 'Noakes & Norman' and later 'Greenwich Photographic and Optical Stores'. The parent business of animal fodder supply continued as D. Noakes & Son (David William Noakes was the 'son') into the 1920s, thereafter as 'D. & E. Noakes'.

Related organisations

business taken over by Noakes & Norman, 1897

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

LOCKE, C.W.  (1849-1925) – partner, 1887-1895

NOAKES, D.W.  (1859-1934) – partner, 1890s-February 1897

NOAKES, David  (1834-1901) – partner, 1880s-1890s

Events linked to this organisation

lantern exhibitor: Dr Barnardo's annual meeting (society meeting, London, England, 11 January 1894)

lantern exhibitor: [Jubilee Conference of the Young Men's Christian Association] (society meeting, London, England, 6 June 1894)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 210
Richard Crangle, ‘The Noakes 'Quad': found at last!’ in Magic Lantern 30 (March 2022)
John Kennedy Melling, ‘The Noakes family and the 'Noakesoscope'’ in NMLJ 10.1 (Autumn 2005)
‘Notes’ in OMLJ 8.93 (February 1897)
  –  taken over by Noakes & Norman
Lucerna ID 1000887

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 8 April 2022

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