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Lejeune and Perken | Scott's Patent Camera | Other | Half Plate

SCOTT'S PATENT CAMERA | 1887: Labelled "Made by Lejeune & Perken, London, for J.T.Chapman, Manchester.", this camera has also another, inset label saying "Scott's Patent, No. 12389". Lejeune & Perken established 1852, changed the name of their business in 1887 to Perken, Son & Rayment. C.E.Scott, (q.v.), manufacturing in Manchester, is presumed to have made the Scott's Patent Cameras offered for sale in Chapman's 1888 catalogue, (Channing & Dunn, p.113), and Chapman is known to have had cameras made to his own designs, but how Lejeune & Perken, as well as J.L. Lane & Sons, in London, (See Cat. No 0214) came to be making Scott's Patent cameras for Chapman to retail in Manchester, is not known. The labelling once again establishes the fact that Chapman was buying in cameras from other than Manchester manufacturers, for retail in his Albert Square premises, to which he moved in 1883 from his Deansgate shop. The firm of J.L.Lane also changed their title, when Lane died in 1884 and I think the firm (three sons), added "& Sons" around 1887. (See also Scott, C.E., Cat Nos. 0235 and 0214.).

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