Person record: DANCER, John Benjamin  (1812-1887)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJohn Benjamin DANCER
Relevance of this personproprietor of scientific instrument business 
Main period of activity1830s-80s
8 October 1812born atClerkenwell, London, England
1835-1841~22owner/proprietorJ.B. Dancer
1841-1845~28partnerAbraham and Dancer
1861-1871residentManor House, Tipping Street, Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire, England
7 April 186148census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/2868.90.11
– occupation “Optician”
2 April 187158census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/3975.90.17
– occupation “Optician”
1881resident75 High Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England
3 April 188168census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/3917.105.10
– occupation “Optician”
24 November 188775died atBirmingham, Warwickshire, England
(* = main subject)

Gloria Clifton, Directory of British scientific instrument makers 1550-1851 (London: Zwemmer, 1995), pp. 75-76

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 83-84

* W.I. Chadwick and David Henry, The Dancer double lantern in NMLJ 3.1 (February 1984), p. 19

Lucerna ID no. 6003580Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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