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Organisation: Wrench & Son, lantern and slide manufacturer and supplier

Historical details of this organisation
Full name
John Wrench & Son
Short name
Wrench & Son
Known activities
Known date(s)
Activity
1880s-1900s
lantern hardware manufacturer
1880s-1900s
slide manufacturer
1880s-1900s
slide wholesaler
1880s-1900s
lantern hardware wholesaler
Date of foundation
c.1882
Date of winding-up
c.1922
Main period and nation of relevant activity
N/A, England
Notes

Wrench were a major producer of slides in the 1880s and 1890s, but operated on a strictly wholesale basis, so that their name rarely appears on catalogues or other slide listings. They advertised their manufacture of lantern and cinematograph hardware more clearly under their own name and trademark.

Related organisations

business taken over by Cinema Traders Ltd, in/before 1924

associated with Warwick Trading Co., 1899

took over business of John Wrench, c.1882

associated with Truslove & Bray, 1894-1897

Known locations
Known date(s)
Connection
Location
1883-1888
business address:
1889-1917
business address:
People linked to this organisation

ALLARDICE, Thomas  (1840-1898) – employee, 1890s-1898

WRENCH, Alfred  (1861-1913) – partner, 1880s-1883

WRENCH, Alfred  (1861-1913) – owner/proprietor, 1883-1900s

WRENCH, Herbert Holmes  (1885-1951) – partner, 1910s

WRENCH, John  (1830-1883) – partner, 1880s-1883

References
Stephen Herbert and Luke McKernan (editors), Who's who of Victorian cinema: a worldwide survey (London: British Film Institute, 1996), p. 156
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 328-329
John Barnes, The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6
Notes in OMLJ 7.85 (June 1896)
  –  acquire Friese Green's patent rights
Lucerna ID 1000855

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 30 June 2016

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