Le Docte, Armand

Identity

Category

Person (Male)

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Status

  • Connected

Details

Life dates

Gembloux, 1859 - Brussels, 1935

Activity

1885 - 1886 / Bruxelles, Rue du Poinçon, 16
Armand Philippe Charles, ° 25.8.1859; + 19.2.1935. Chemical engineer. First worked in his father’s sugar refinery, then he branched out into bicycle manufacturing. "Chemist, constructor. Belgian factory for cameras and general photographic supplies. 75 camera models; 30 types of shutter; 30 types of projector; plates, papers, card mounts, chemicals and all accessories. High-speed lenses. All photographic novelties. Considerable selection in photography. Illustrated catalogues." [De Vriese, 1886]. His first camera workshop in 1883, probably at this address. Co-operated with Louis Van Neck from Antwerp.
1886 Bruxelles, Galerie du Roi, 19
Branch.
1886 * - 1891 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 2
Chemist. At this address from 1.11.1886. Member of the ABP from 9.5.1886.
1888 - 1892 / Bruxelles, Montagne aux Herbes Potagères, 2 or 2-4
Registered at this address from 31.12.1889 only, he would have built bicycles here. Patents of 15.5.1889 for "an instantaneous photographic camera for multiple changing plates fitted with a direct viewfinder" and for "an instantaneous central shutter with gradual diaphragm opening, designed to produce instantaneous opening and shutting of photographic lenses".
1892 * - 1899 Bruxelles, Rue des Cendres, 10
Arrived at this address on 9.12.1892. Manufacturer of photographic cameras, including the universal Exell-Détective. Left on 18.10.1895 for Gembloux, where he married on 25.5.1897.
1894 - 1896 Bruxelles, Place Sainte-Gudule, 8 (branch)
Cameras and supplies.
1899 - 1900 / Bruxelles - Saint-Josse, Place Charles Rogier, 15 (general depot)
Successor: Henry J.
Voluntary liquidation of the company: "Catalogue de vente publique et volontaire pour cessation de commerce de toutes les marchandises en magasin de la Manufacture d'appareils de chimie - photographie, électricité...' - Firm Armand le Docte, construction engineer, at the request of J. Henry, successor. Sale from 1 October until 15 November 1900". Le Docte was still listed under "photographic suppliers" in the 1902 Mertens directory. He was subsequently registered as owner of his family’s sugar refinery, then as a person of independent means and a chemist.

Locations

1885 - 1886 / Bruxelles, Rue du Poinçon, 16
1886 Bruxelles, Galerie du Roi, 19
1886 * - 1891 Bruxelles, Rue de l'Ecuyer, 2
1888 - 1892 / Bruxelles, Montagne aux Herbes Potagères, 2 or 2-4
1892 * - 1899 Bruxelles, Rue des Cendres, 10
1894 - 1896 Bruxelles, Place Sainte-Gudule, 8 (branch)
1899 - 1900 / Bruxelles - Saint-Josse, Place Charles Rogier, 15 (general depot)

Exhibitions

Antwerp, 1885; Brussels, 1885 (sa, hors concours); Brussels, 1888; Brussels, 1891.

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Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1886 - 1895

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Management

Record source

DIRECTORY_1997#2654

Identity of institution

FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen

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Dates of creation/revision

SFJ revised 24.4.2018; MD revised 5.6.2020

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