Organisation: E.G. Wood, lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier

Historical details of this organisation
Full nameE.G. Wood
Short nameE.G. Wood
Main area of activitylantern and slide manufacturer and supplier
Date of foundation


Date of winding-upin or after 1939
Main nation of relevant activityEngland

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
1892business 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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