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Elliott and Sons

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December 1900.
June 1901.
June 1901. Barnet P.O.P.
July 1901.
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September 1912.
September 1912.

of Barnet, Herts. Telephone: Barnet 0011. Cables: "Elliott, Barnet"

c1890 Elliott and Sons established their photographic printing works at Talbot House in Park Road.

1892 The film pioneer Birt Acres joined Elliott and Sons.

c.1893 John Booker Blakemore Wellington started to work for the company before setting up his own business

1895 Acres shot Britain's first moving picture, showing his assistant leaving adjacent Clovelly Cottage.

1929 Advert in British Industries Fair Catalogue as an Optical, Scientific and Photographic Exhibit. Manufacturers of Photographic Sensitised Materials, Plates, Papers and Films under the Trade Mark "Barnet", including "Matt-Emulsion" Plates, "Verona" (Chloro-Bromide) Paper, "Bar-Gas" (Gaslight) and "Bar-Tona" (Self-Toning). (Scientific Section - Stand No. O.5) [1]

1945 Houghton-Butcher Manufacturing Co or its subsidiary Ensign entered an association with the film maker Elliott and Sons (maker of the film brand Barnet) and became Barnet Ensign.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of ensign Cameras, Roll Films, Cine and Photographic Apparatus. Barnet Plates, Flat Films and Papers. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1117) [2]

1948 Ross and Barnet Ensign were merged to Barnet Ensign Ross Ltd., which was finally renamed Ross-Ensign Ltd in 1954.

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Barnet Online