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G. B. Kalee

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1957. Arriflex cameras.
Exhibit at the Grassington Folk Museum.
Model 21. Exhibit at the Armley Mill Museum.
Model 21 (detail). Exhibit at the Armley Mill Museum.

G. B. Kalee Ltd, Studio Department, 57, Mortimer House, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London, W1.

G. B. indicates Gaumont British, part of the J Arthur Rank Organisation

Kalee lanterns and projectors were made by Abram Kershaw and Sons

1947 Subsidiary of British Acoustic Films Ltd, its sales organisation for 35 mm equipment

1947 Gaumont British had acquired one third of the shares in Gaumont Kalee Seating[1].

1948 Became part of British Optical and Precision Engineers

1956 The name of British Optical and Precision Engineers was changed to Rank Precision Industries[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 14 January 1948
  2. The Times 2 April 1956