Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

Registered UK Charity (No. 115342)

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,113 pages of information and 245,598 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

John Crichton (London)

From Graces Guide
Crichton (and Brown) marine barometers on display at the SS Great Britain Museum. The Crichton instrument is from the SS Great Eastern

of 112 Leadenhall Street, London

Maker of scientific instruments, well known for marine barometers.

Apprenticed in 1820 to Benjamin Messer of The Minories in London.

Listed as trading in his own right by 1831, at 32 Fore Street, Limehouse, London.

He moved after three years to 112 Leadenhall Street, London where he advertised himself as instrument maker to the Honourable East India Company and to Trinity House.

Exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and awarded a prize medal for sextants and drawing instruments. 1865 John Crichton, Optical & nautical instrument maker, 112 Leadenhall street E C[1]

The firm continued to trade beyond 1864 as John Crichton and Son.

1869 Dissolution of the Partnership between John Crichton and John David Crichton, carrying on business in Billiter-street, London, as Opticians and Nautical Instrument Makers, under the style or firm of John Crichton and Son, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, as from the 31st day of December last. The business will in future be carried on under the style or firm of Crichton Brothers, and all debts due to or from the late partnership will be received and paid respectively by the undersigned John David Crichton.[2]

1875 Crichton Brothers, Optical & nautical instrument maker, 112 Leadenhall street E C[3]

1875 Crichton Brothers were also listed as opticians and as Mathematical Instrument Makers and as Nautical instrument makers, of 11 Billiter street E C[4]

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. 1865 P.O. Commercial Directory
  2. London gazette 7 January, 1870
  3. 1875 P.O. Commercial Directory
  4. 1875 P.O. Trades Directory