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Kershaw-Soho, sales of cameras, of London

1928 Camera manufacturers Kershaw Optical Co, A. Kershaw and Son and Marion and Foulger, which had been part of Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers, absorbed the Soho company and became Kershaw-Soho Ltd. Some of the Kershaw-Soho cameras were continuations or developments of Soho designs - such as the Eight-20 Penguin which was based on the Soho Myna. Kershaw-Soho named most of its cameras after birds.

Post-WWII: Cameras were designed for type 120 roll film. The company made cameras of that type for other companies, for example Ilford.

1948 A. Kershaw and Sons was acquired by British Optical and Precision Engineers Ltd; the group included Soho Ltd and Kershaw-Soho (Sales) Ltd[1].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 10 March 1948
  • Camerapedia