In 1921 the company was formed as Amalgamated Photographic Manufacturers Ltd., London, or APM 1921. It was derived from a merger of seven British companies. In 1928 four of the seven, the ones which were in the film business, became APeM Ltd. (Amalgamated Photographic Equipment Manufacturers) and subsequently became part of Ilford.
|APEM Ltd's address on one|
camera's internal label
image by AWCam (Image rights)
APM 1921 (the original seven companies) comprised:
- Kershaw Optical Co. Ltd.
- A. Kershaw & Son Ltd.
- Marion & Foulgar Ltd.
- Rotary Photographic Co. Ltd.
- Rajar Ltd. (founded 1901)
- Paget Prize Plate Co. Ltd.
- Marion & Co. Ltd.
In 1928, Kershaw Optical Co. Ltd. , A. Kershaw & Son Ltd. and Marion & Foulgar Ltd. became Kershaw-Soho Ltd. They later became part of the J. Arthur Rank Organisation.
cameras (of APeM and its predecessors)
- for rollfilm:
- for plates:
- Rajar Betax (folding bed)
- Rajar history (below Watson article) on Maurice Fisher's Photomemorabilia
- Kershaw History on the Ilford Prentice page of Maurice Fisher's Photomemorabilia
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