Beernaert Dry Plate C° S.A.

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1880 * Gand, Rue de la Vigne, 16
Company founded in 1880 and capitalized at 300 000 francs. First mechanised factory for gelatine bromide dry plates using Van Monckhoven’s emulsions (20 m² a day). Became independent of Van Monckhoven in 1886 and produced 400 m² dry plates per day, i.e. 1,500 dozen 13x18 cm plates. Became a limited liability company in 1891; directors: Emile De Coninck and A.V. Christiani. Over the following six years, the factory doubled in size. Emile De Coninck resigned in 1897 and acquired the firm of V. Guéquier & Cie.
1886 * - 1901 / Gand, Allée Verte, 234-235<93-00>or 212-213<01>
In 1886 this was the leading Belgian photochemical company: it employed 69 workmen and 16 office staff. In 1897 and in order to avoid bancrupcy, it split into two entities:
1) Ed. Beernaert Dry Plate C°, which set up operations in Quai Saint-Antoine and declared insolvency in 1901;
2) Société anonyme d’exploitation The Ed. Beernaert's Company (see that name).
Patent of 26.1.1897 to the Société anonyme d'exploitation The Ed. Beernaert's Dry Plate Company for "a new process for preparing sensitive photographic layers".
1898 - 1901 / Gand, Quai Saint-Antoine, 4-5
Successor: Thiéry Ferdinand
1901 Gand, Rue des Poulets, 16 (factory)
1911 - 1921 Gand, Rue des Femmes Saint-Pierre, 67 or 163<13> [Sint Pietersvrouwstraat]
Recorded in the trade directories, its relation to previous incarnations of the firm has yet to be established.

Locations

1880 * Gand, Rue de la Vigne, 16
1886 * - 1901 / Gand, Allée Verte, 234-235<93-00>or 212-213<01>
1898 - 1901 / Gand, Quai Saint-Antoine, 4-5
1901 Gand, Rue des Poulets, 16 (factory)
1911 - 1921 Gand, Rue des Femmes Saint-Pierre, 67 or 163<13> [Sint Pietersvrouwstraat]

Exhibitions

Chicago, 1893; Geneva, 1893 (Ed. Beernaert, S.A.); Antwerp, 1894; Brussels, 1897.

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DIRECTORY_1997#166

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FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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SFJ revised 20.2.2017, 2.7.2017 & 20.10.2017

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