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Person: TROTTER, John  (1862-1940)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
John TROTTER
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
proprietor of lantern manufacturing and supply business
Main period of activity
1890s-1930s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
3 January 1862
born at
1881
~18
census record
1881 Census of Scotland, Leith North/21.29.19
– occupation “Philosophical Instrument Maker”
1887-1889
~24
employee
1890-1940
~27
owner
1891
~28
census record
1891 Census of Scotland, Glasgow Barony/70.18.18
– occupation “Optician”
31 March 1901
39
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/264.42.15
– occupation “Optician”
13 March 1940
78
died at
15 June 1940
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1940 p.661
Notes

An obituary appeared in the Glasgow Herald of 14 March 1940 (p.9), describing him as 'One of Glasgow's pioneers in many branches of optical science [...] one of the earliest experimenters to show moving pictures in Glasgow'.

Lucerna ID  6003417

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 17 November 2014

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