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
° 24.8.1859; + 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 a 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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Context

Affiliations

Affiliated entity

Association belge de Photographie

Type of affiliation

Member of

Dates of affiliation

1886 - 1895

Description of relationship

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

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