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September 1912.

of Mobberley, Cheshire, maker of sensitized papers, films and chemical preparations.

1903 The Rajar Building was constructed for the Rajar Camera and Photographic Company to allow their works to be relocated from Liverpool; this building later became part of the Ilford Printworks.

1921 Camera manufacturer. Charles Frederick Seymour Rothwell was managing director[1]. Became part of Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers [2]. Rothwell became joint managing director of the new company.

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. APeM subsequently (?1929) became part of Ilford

When Ilford downsized the factory and made way for a housing development, the Rajar Building was donated to the village of Mobberley.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Feb 08, 1921
  2. [1] Photomemorabilia Web site