John Dollond Senior died in the same year, however the business was continued by the brothers Peter and John Dollond (P&J Dollond). Following the death of his brother John in 1804, Peter Dollond took his nephew George Huggins into partnership and after a change in surname, the company contined under a refreshed Dollond partnership until Peter's death in 1820, the same year that they were jointly made opticians to George IV. The company continued its association with royalty and went on to win a Great Exhibition Medal in 1851, a year before George's death. His nephew (also George) succeeded in the ownership until his death in 1866 wherafter his son William continued to run the business.After this point a partnership was formed between Chant and Tyson Crawford (as Financial Controller) with the latter taking sole ownership in 1892 until his retirement in 1903. Having suffered from the effects of the First World War and further compounded by poor management, the company was finally merged with Aitchison & Co in 1927 whereafter it became Dollond & Aitchison. It remained a familiar site on the British High Street until 2009 whereafter it became part of Boots the Opticians. A fine example of the superior design and build quality of the Dollond Company, both the proportions and the care of manufacture make this seemingly standard design makes it clear why they were so revered during their time. Jason Clarke Antiques are happy to discuss carriage, condition or for any other queries, alternatively, you can also message us and we will endeavour to come back to you as soon as possible.
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