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Gem Dry Plate Co

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1929. British Industries Fair catalogue.

of Cricklewood, London, NW2. Telephone: Willesden 0164. Cables: "Chemitype, Crickle, London". (1929)

1895 Company established.

1920 The Selo company was formed for joint R and D, and the sensitising of roll films, in Woodman Road, Brentwood, Essex, by Ilford, Imperial, Gem and a consortium of seven other UK manufacturers, that eventually took the umbrella name of Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers.

1929 Advert for Photographic Film, Plates and Papers. Flat Films, Roll Films, Film Packs, X-Ray Plates, X-Ray Double-coated Films, Stripping Plates, Rapid Glazing Solution, Safelights, Light Filters. "Makers of the renowned Salon Plates and Films". (Photographic Section - Stand No. O.44) [1]

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  1. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 102; and p66
  • [1] The London Project