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American Film Trading Co

Primary Address
81 and 83 Shaftsbury Avenue
Westminster
W

Additional Addresses
166 London Road
Liverpool
from June 1911

Business Detail
Category: Film Services
Type: Renter, Sales Agent
Capital: 50,000 (50,000 1 shares 25,000 preference and 25,000 ordinary)
Notes: Sales Agent

Notes
Company was opened 17th November 1910 (see Bioscope 17.11.10, 8)Share prospectus issued 27 Jan 1911. Estimated profits from rentals of films is 7 per theatre per week. 20 staff, only a part on a regular salary. Estimated total profits per annum of 8060 from rental, 10,075 from Manufacturer of films, 6092 from picture theatre ownership. Company is contracted to buy 500,000ft from Kalem, Gaumont, Pathe, Urban, Eclipse, Essanay, Vitagraph, Lubin, Selig and Edison. Letter to registrar Oct 6th 1911, films purchased from Aitken were unsatisfactory. Registered office moved to 166 London Road Liverpool in June 1911.

Trading Information
Trading Dates: from 32 November 1910 until 1 November 1911.
Start Notes: Started November 1910. Registered as a Ltd Company 20 Jan 1911
End Notes: Receiver appointed Nov 1 1911

Related Venues

None

Related People

Harry Aitken (Director)
Arthur Cohen (Director)
C.P. Crawford (Manager)
Arthur Crook
Jack Reece (Manager)
Frederick Wilkins (Director)

Sources/References

BT 31/19825/113761

We are keen to hear from anyone with additional information or corrections to be made to this data. Please send comments to i.christie@bbk.ac.uk.
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