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The Diagram Series

General description of this series

An extensive series of sets of slides showing maps and geographical diagrams, aimed at the British educational market of the early 20th century.

The slides appear to have been produced by the Diagram Company, but were exclusively marketed by Newton & Co. on their behalf. Those slides known to exist are labelled as made by the Diagram Co. or Dickinson & Andrews; some also credit G. Philip & Son, a London educational publisher who possibly distributed the slides before the arrangement with Newton.

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manufacturer: Diagram Co.

distributor: Newton & Co.

distributor: George Philip & Son

Advertised in
Catalogue entry
Catalogue of lantern slides: part II (London: Newton & Co., 1913), 539-548

“Newton & Co. are the Sole Wholesale Agents for the productions of the Diagram Co. Trade Terms will be quoted on application.

A discount of 10 per cent. will be allowed to all schools, and 5 per cent. extra to members of the Geographical Association.

The Slides can be purchased in small or large quantities from Newton & Co. and the Diagram Co., or through any of the usual trade firms.”

Other reference
December 1900
The Geographical Journal (1893- ? ), 709-710

“The 'Diagram' Series of Geographical Lantern Slides of Maps. By B.B. Dickinson, M.A., and A.W. Andrews, M.A. To be obtained from G. Philip & Son, London. Price 1s. 6d. each (coloured).

Messrs Dickinson and Andrews deserve the thanks of all geographical lecturers and teachers for having produced a series of most useful and effectively coloured lantern slides of maps of all parts of the world, which deserve to be more widely known and generally used than they are at present. The following is a list of those recently published, in addition to others which were noticed in the Geographical Journal for June, 1899:

[a full list of the set titles and the numbers of slides they contain follows, though arranged differently from that in the 1913 Newton catalogue]”

Lucerna ID 179

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 16 March 2020

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