Poulenc Frères

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Poulenc Frères was a company in Paris, that made some cameras, before concentrating on production of chemicals. The company was based at 92 Rue Vielle du Temple, with another branch at 122 Boulevard Saint-Germain.[1]

The company was founded as Whittmann & Poulenc in 1858 by Etienne Poulenc.[1] The 'Frères' were his three nephews Gaston, Emile and Camille who inherited the company.


The company was very successful in chemicals, becoming Rhone-Poulenc in 1928, which in turn became the Rhodia group in 1999.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Article on a Poulenc Detective camera at Sylvain Halgand's Collection Appareils.
  2. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). p801.