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Gnome Photographic Products

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March 1946.
October 1954.
1955. Comet Enlarger.
1955. Adox.
1956. Rangefinder Enlarger.
1957. One-Fifty Slide Projector.

Gnome Photographic Products, makers of darkroom equipment and projectors, and a few cameras, of 21a Working Street, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales. Telephone: 6974. Cables: "Gnome, Cardiff"

As well as making some cameras, Gnome seem to have sold a few rebadged cameras from other manufacturers such as the Adox Polo series. Gnome also imported film from Germany, made by Adox.

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Precision, Photographic Equipment including 7 in. (17.8 cm) by 5 in. (12.7 cm). Industrial Enlarger, 2¼ in. (5.7 cm) sq. and 35mm Portable Enlargers, Lighting Outfits, Developing Tanks, Printing Boxes, Masking Frames, in fact all Equipment for the Amateur or Professional Photographer. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1016) [1]

1954 Patent - Improvements in or relating to optical projection apparatus, particularly photographic enlarging apparatus. [2]

1971 Patent - Photographic Slide Projectors. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair p118
  2. [1] Wikipatents
  3. [2] Wikipatents
  • Camerapedia [3]