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Organisation: Société des Lunetiers

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
Société des Lunetiers
Short name
Société des Lunetiers
Known activities
Known date(s)
Activity
unknown
optical instrument manufacturer
Date of foundation
1881
Date of winding-up
1972
Main period and nation of relevant activity
N/A, England
Notes

The date of foundation refers to the London branch of this business, founded in France in 1849 as L’Association Fraternelle des Ouvriers Lunetiers and also trading under the name Essel (a phonetic rendering of the initials S.L.).

The London branch probably operated mainly as an agency for the main French business, with A. Coiffier referred to as its manager in the 1884 Business Directory of London.

In 1972 the business merged with Silor to form the Essilor company, still trading in 2012 as an optical lens manufacturer.

Known locations
Known date(s)
Connection
Location
1881-1972
business address
1901-1922
business address
People linked to this organisation

COIFFIER, A.  (fl. 1880s) – employee, 1884

Lucerna ID 1001424

Record created by Richard Crangle and Sarah Dellmann. Last updated 22 June 2016

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