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Organisation: A. Krüss

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
Andres Krüss
Short name
A. Krüss
Known activities
Known date(s)
Activity
1840s-1860s
lantern hardware manufacturer
Date of foundation
1844
Main period and nation of relevant activity
N/A, Germany
Notes

Founded 1796 in Hamburg by Edmund Gabory, an apprentice of Jesse Ramsden in London; Andres Krüss married Gabory's daughter 12 October 1823 and the firm became A. Krüss in 1844.

Major scientific instrument manufacturer across the 19 century. Magic Lanterns and slides (some oversize) from at least 1830, probably earlier. Specially noted for development of their 'Wonder Camera', an efficient megascope.

The business was still trading, as A. Krüss Optronic, in 2015, making high-precision scientific instruments.

Known locations
Known date(s)
Connection
Location
dates unknown
business address
dates unknown-unknown
business address
People linked to this organisation

KRÜSS, Andres  ( ? -c.1848) – owner, 1860s

Reference
Hermann Hecht, ‘Some English magic lantern patents’ in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), pp. 3-4
Lucerna ID 1001346

Record created by Richard Crangle, Deac Rossell and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 8 November 2023

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