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Marion and Co

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of Soho Square, London, and of Paris, maker of cameras, plates and papers and general photographic requirements.

1840s Auguste Marion established the company in London and Paris.

1888 Exhibitor at the Photographic Exhibition at the Crystal Palace. [1]

1888 Description of their works in The Engineer. Partners in the London House included Mr. George Bishop, Mr. Frank Bishop, and Mr. John P. Kirk[2]

1889 Exhibits at the Crystal Palace Photographic Exhibition. [3]

1889 Participated in a meeting to form a Photographic Trades Section of the London Chamber of Commerce[4]

1914 Marion and Co: Manufacturers of photographic dry plates and papers. Specialities: photographic dry plates, papers and mounts, photo apparatus, photo publishing, photogravures, views, post cards etc. [5]

1921 Gerald Michael Bishop was managing director[6] when Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers Ltd was formed bringing together seven British companies:

Bishop became joint managing director.

1928 A new organisation was formed, called APeM (Amalgamated Photographic Equipment Manufacturers), consisting of Rotary Photographic Co, Rajar, Paget Prize Plate Co and Marion and Co.

1929 APeM subsequently became part of Ilford

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 2nd March 1888 p182
  2. The Engineer 1888/04/20 p318 & p359
  3. The Engineer of 5th April 1889 p297
  4. The Times, Oct 10, 1889
  5. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  6. The Times Feb 08, 1921