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Thornton Film Company, photographic film maker, of Altrincham
John Edward Thornton, founder of Thornton-Pickard Manufacturing Co developed several other ventures. One was a film making business, Thornton Film Co Ltd., where he gained a patent on a film pack which he called 'Daypack'. Rochester Optical Co became interested in it which resulted in a treaty with Thornton. Kodak took over Rochester Optical Co. in 1903; Thornton received royalties for his patent since that time. He died in 1940.