Organisation: E.G. Wood, lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier
|Historical details of this organisation|
|Full name||E.G. Wood|
|Short name||E.G. Wood|
|Main area of activity||lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier|
|Date of foundation|
|Date of winding-up||1939|
|Main nation of relevant activity||England|
The date of foundation is the date Edward George Wood left the partnership of Horne, Thornthwaite & Wood (he later returned).
The business continued to trade as E.G. Wood long after the death of Wood himself. The optical side of the business appears to have ceased or been sold in about 1933, after the death of Fred Horsey, with the remaining business being in photography and radio supply.
|Related organisations||unknown connection to Wood's Lantern Slides, 1930s?|
associated with Merritt and Hatcher
associated with William Wood & Co.
associated with George Wood
|Known locations/addresses||(In some cases the organisation may have been at that location earlier or later than shown)|
|1861-1898 ||business address: ||74 Cheapside, London EC, England|
|1892||business address: ||416 The Strand, London, England|
|1898-1900 ||business address: ||1 & 2 Queen Street, Cheapside, London EC, England|
|1905-1933 ||business address: ||2 Queen Street, Cheapside, London EC4, England|
|1932-1939 ||business address: ||2 Copthall Street, London EC2, England|
|People linked to this organisation|
WOOD, E.G. (1811-1896) – owner/proprietor, 1854-1895
ALFRED, Joseph (fl.1870s) – employee, 1876
WOOD, A.A., F.C.S. (1846-1900) – owner/proprietor, 1895-1900
HORSEY, Fred (1869-1933) – owner/proprietor, 1901-1933
|Archive source||Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674-1913, t18761120-31 – victim in case of obtaining goods by deception|
(* = main subject)
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 325-326
John Barnes, The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6
John Barnes (compiler), A list of magic lantern manufacturers and dealers active in England during the 19th century in Magic images (1990), pp. 29-30
Notes in OMLJ 9.115 (December 1898)
– change of address
Notes in OMLJ 12.143 (April 1901)
– meeting of creditors after A.A. Wood's death
Prominent men in the lantern world: no. VI -- Mr A.A. Wood in OMLJ 8.95 (April 1897)
– A.A. Wood as proprietor
|Lucerna ID no. 1000567||Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 20 March 2017|
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