Charles Cheetham Vevers was a camera maker and photographer based in Leeds, an important city for the development of early photography in the United Kingdom. Charles was born in Horsforth near Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1868. He started his business, C.C. Vevers, in circa 1887 as a merchant making photographic specialties for the trade. Over the years it is apparent that he was a diverse man working many areas of interest including manufacturing, wholesale, retail, chemistry, authoring and photography. By the early 1890s he advertised as a camera and magic lantern maker. In 1892 he is recorded as a photo apparatus manufacturer at 12 Market Street, Briggate in Leeds. His camera business was mostly active from approximately 1892 to approximately 1902. In 1898 He was listed as a camera maker located on 163 Briggate, Leeds and in 1901 at Grande Arcade, Leeds. In 1902 creditors caught up with Vevers, due to outstanding loans from his brother, and it seems that it ended his business as a camera maker. In 1903 The Edinburgh Gazette reported C.C.Vevers as bankrupt but in the business of furniture and general dealer. However in 1910 he again emerged in business as a photographer. In 1920 a cinema slide maker. Charles C. Vevers died at the age of 78 in 1946, in the city of Belfast, having lived a full and diverse life. His cameras are not found often.
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2013 April : Photographica World (pub of Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain) Article by Ron Cosens p44 - 49.
1995 British Camera Makers, Channing & Dunn P. 130.
1893 The Year book of photography, pages 637 - 640
1898 The British Journal Almanac, pages 339 - 341
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