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Carpenter and Westley

Nationality:  British

Brief Bio:  1808-1914, optical, mathematical & philosophical (globes) instrument makers, London, England

Notes:  Optical and scientific instrument makers; manufactured Brewster's kaleidoscope; devloped plate printing technique for manufacture of magic lantern slides; founded 1818 by Philip Carpenter (1776-1833) in Birmingham, 1818; Traded at 111 New St., Birmingham, England (1835), 24 Regent St. & Waterloo Place (1835-1914), both London, England; company renamed Wesley and Carpenter in 1835; Mary Carpenter (w.1834-37) took over from her brother Philip Carpenter on his death, running it with Carpenter's former apprentice William Westley. Succeeded by William Carpenter (1808-?). From 1850s concentrated more on sales than manufacture; ceased trading in 1914.


7 Related Objects


Magic lantern slides
Carpenter & Westley

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Magic lantern slides
Carpenter & Westley

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Magic lantern slides
Carpenter & Westley

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Artists' aid, viewers (Claude Lorrain mirrors and
optical drawing aid - Claude glass
Carpenter & Westley
1855-1865
Six examples of coloured lantern slides, by Carpen

Carpenter & Westley

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Steinheil cones

Carpenter & Westley; Steinheil, Carl August
1865-1875
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Tortoiseshell spectacles in case
spectacles; case - container
Carpenter and Westley
1835-1900
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