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Lennie, Edinburgh

1840 to 1959

 

Lennie

Photographic equipment, including magic lanterns and cameras has been sold in Edinburgh, from the 1860s onwards,  by Lennie, trading under different Lennie names.

Magic Lantern Slides - produced by E Lennie, Edinburgh     Kodak No 5 Cartridge Camera with a Lennie name plate  -  camera as found

The following extracts of the company's business are taken from the Edinburgh & Leith Post Office Directories:

14 Leith Walk

1840

J Lennie establishes his business:
-  jeweller and perfumer

1843

The business becomes J Lennie:
- jeweller and optician

1854

J Lennie dies.  The business passes to his widow Eliza Lennie, but continues to trade as J Lennie

46 Princes Street

1857

The business becomes E Lennie:
-  optician

1862

The business becomes E Lennie:
- optician and manufacturer of photographic apparatus.

1865

The business becomes E Lennie, optician and Jeweller

1873

The business becomes E Lennie:
- optician and spectacle maker

1902

The business becomes J & J Lennie.

One of the owners (Joseph C Lennie) was President of Edinburgh Photographic Society, 1900-01

1907

The business becomes Lennies

1923

The business becomes E & J Lennie:
- optician and spectacle and eyeglass maker.

5 Castle Street

1954

The business continues as E & J Lennie

1959

The business closes

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The trade directory details above have been taken from the book 'Brass & Glass' (TN Clarke, AD Morrison-Low and ADC Simpson) published by the National Museum of Scotland.  ISBN 0-948636-06-8

This book gives fuller details of the business of Lennie and of many other scientific instrument making workshops in Scotland.

 

 

19th Century

Magic Lantern Shows

Magic lantern shows were popular in the late nineteenth century.

EPS (Edinburgh Photographic Society) held several Popular Meetings each year from the 1860s until around 1900.

These were usually Magic Lantern shows. They attracted attendances of up to 1,000 members of the public.

 

Question

Manufactured When?

Artur Thornburn asks when this magic lantern might have been manufactured.  If you can help to answer this question, please e-mail me and I'll pass on the information to Artur.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  October 18, 2006

Reply

Thank you to Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland for providing the following advice.

Bryan wrote:

Free Advice

"The Magic Lantern Museum, San Antonio, Texas, offers free identification of makers, dates and origin. 

See web site:  www.magiclanterns.org"

Bryan Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland:  October 20, 2006

 

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Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

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  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks