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KGK Syndicate Ltd

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/120
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: KGK Syndicate Ltd
Date(s): 1935-1944
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): KGK Syndicate Ltd
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

KGK Syndicate was the name of the partnership between Peter Maurice Koch de Gooreynd and Arthur Kingston, under a deed of partnership dated 20 March 1934, joined by Alexander Koch Worsthone under a further deed, dated 31 December 1936. This partnership was dissolved in Febraury 1938, and in August 1944 Kingston's solicitors were disputing claims made in a BBC radio broadcast and in a special overseas edition of 'The British Optician' that Koch de Gooreynd was the inventor of the plastic optical lens manufactured by Combined Optical Industries, Ltd.


Scope and content/abstract:

Legal papers relating to this partnership and dispute between partners over credit for inventing plastic optical lens, 1935-1938, 1944.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

By file type as follows: 1 Lease; 2 Copies of letters.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were received in July 1990 via the Records Preservation Section of the British Records Association, which had received them from Rubinstein Callingham, solicitors, 2 Rayomond Buildings, Grays Inn, London.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled from Wellcome Library online catalogue by Barbara Ball.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2008

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