Organisation: Newton & Co., lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier

Historical details of this organisation
Full nameNewton & Co.Trade mark of Newton and Co.

'Newtonian' trade mark used in 1910s
Short nameNewton & Co.
Known activities
dates unknownlantern hardware manufacturer
dates unknownslide manufacturer
dates unknownoptical instrument manufacturer
Date of foundation

in or before 1851

Date of winding-up1953
Main nation of relevant activityEngland

The 1920 London Gazette reference is a notice of the dissolution of the partnership between H.C. Newton and R.S. Wright on 30 June 1920. Both would continue in business, confusingly both under the company name 'Newton & Co.' - Newton carried on the business at 37 King Street and Wright that at 72 Wigmore Street.

Related organisations

took over business of W.E. & F. Newton, 1858

took over business of York & Sons

took over business of Wilson Brothers, c.1908

Known locations/addresses(In some cases the organisation may have been at that location earlier or later than shown)
1858-1912 business address: 3 Fleet Street, London, England
1881business address: 5 South John Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
1899factory: 1 Little James Street, London WC, England
1907-1953 factory: 471 Hornsey Road, London N7, England
1912-1925 business address: 37 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2, England
1912-1920 business address: 72 Wigmore Street, London W1, England
1921-1953 business address: 71 Wigmore Street, London W1, England
1926-1937 business address: 43 Museum Street, London WC1, England
People linked to this organisation

DIXON, C.S.  (1866-1938) – employee, 1900s

NEWTON, Herbert  (1859-1940) – partner, 1915-1920

WRIGHT, Russell  (1876-1961) – partner, 1915-1920

NEWTON, Herbert  (1859-1940) – owner/proprietor, 1920

GOWEN, A.F.  (fl.1920s) – director, 1921

FRESHWATER, T.E., F.R.M.S., F.R.P.S.  (1843-1918) – employee, 1881-1901

FRESHWATER, T.E., F.R.M.S., F.R.P.S.  (1843-1918) – partner, 1901

NEWTON, Mrs Anne  (c.1830-1907) – employee, 1861

NEWTON, Edward  (1829-1909) – employee, 1861

NEWTON, Miss Florence  (1868-1953) – employee, 1901

NEWTON, Frederic  (1824-1909) – partner, 1858

Archive source

London Gazette, 32050 (14 September 1920) p.9,257 – dissolution of partnership between Herbert Charles Newton and Russell Wright

(* = main subject)

Lewis Wright, Apparatus for scientific demonstration in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), pp. 5-6

John Barnes, The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), pp. 5-6

T.C. Hepworth and J.H. Pepper (comp. Tony Dugdale), A brief history of the lantern in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 4

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 209-210

Notes in OMLJ 7.90 (November 1896)
  –  new slide sets

Notes in OMLJ 8.95 (April 1897)
  –  acquiring slide rights to Nansen's photographs

Notes in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)
  –  opening new factory

Notes in OMLJ 11.131 (April 1900)
  –  new set of Boer War slides

Hermann Hecht, Some English magic lantern patents in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 6

Lucerna ID no. 1000428

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 30 August 2017

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