Carpenter and Westley
of Regent-street, London.
c1808 Philip Carpenter began making "magic lanterns" in Birmingham
Later William Westley (b. 1807) started to work for Carpenter.
c1827 The business was moved to London where William Westley rejoined his employer, first as foreman, then as partner
c1836 When dissolving views were first invented, William Westley put them before the public but the method of their production was kept secret.
Westley eventually became the principal of the business.
1887 Westley died and was buried in Highgate Cemetery.
1887 "The oldest manufacturers of magic lanterns in this country"
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1891/11/13