MAGUIRE & BAUCUS (1894-1900)


Jean-Claude SEGUIN

Les Américains Franck Zeveley Maguire et Joseph Deyoe Baucus, constituent, le 12 septembre 1894, la société The Continental Commerce Company qui dispose de deux agences, l'une à Londres (70, Oxford Street) et l'autre à New York (44, Pine Street) dont l'objectif est l'exploitation du kinetoscope Edison.

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Sole Sales Agents for Europe, &c. Continental Commerce Co. 70 Oxford St London W.

agents du phonographe Edison, ouvrent le premier kinetoscope parlor à Londres (70, Oxford Street, 17/10/1894) et deviennent les agents officiels d'Edison pour la commercialisation du Kinetoscope en Europe.

Maguire & Baucus, Limited.
In the ELECTRICAL REVIEW for January 8, 1896, mention was made of the incorporation of Maguire & Baucus, Limited. Since then the company has elected the following officers: Joseph D. Baucus, president ; Franck Z. Maguire, vice-president and general manager; Walter B. Howe, treasurer, and William M. Paxton, Jr., secretary. Offices have been established at 44 Pine street, New York city, and Dashwood House, 9 New Broad street, London. This company has been formed chiefly for the purpose of export business in electrical apparatus, specialties etc., and has connections throughout Europe and South America. Messrs. Maguire & Baucus have marketed Mr. Edison’s latest invention, the kinetoscope, all over the world out-side of the United States, have been very successful and are well known in electrical circles.

Electrical Review, New York, 22 janvier 1896, p. 49.

Du 22 au 30 avril 1898, la Maguire & Baucus Ld a ouvert un stand à l'occasion de la National Photographic & Albert Trades Exhibition qui se tient aux Portman Rooms, Baker Street.

maguire baucus warwickMaguire and Baucus. Londres.(22-30 avril 1898)
Source: National Museum of Photography, Film & Television
Reproduit dans : John Barnes, The Cinema in England 1894-1901, vol., 3. 1898, Exeter, University of Exeter Press, 1988 [1996], p. 139 et Colin Harding and Simon Popple, In the Kingdom of Shadows, Londres, Cygnus Art, 1996, p. 15.

En mars 1899, on trouve encore des publicités de Maguire & Baucus.

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Bulletin fo Bureau of the American Republics, vol. VI, nº 66, mars 1899, p. XXVs

Maguire and Baucus va continuer à exister, mais va réorienter ses activités.

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The Electrical Review Supplement, 29 juin 1900, p. XVIII.