Must be a different book, this is the Photography Annual 1898 edited by Henry Sturmey pages 501 and 511. There is very little extra information and no advertisement unfortunately. But it gives a rough date for the camera.
"The Guildford is briefly reviewed in the Photography Annual of 1898, it was available as a camera body or as a 'set' which included a lens, roller-blind shutter and tripod. The company address is given as Guildford Street."
"Not much to add except he was working with Houghtons until around 1910, he then traded under his own name until joining Staley, Shew & Co. in 1915. After a few years he worked with or for Houghton-Butcher. Most of his patents are for reflex…"
"John Werge in "Evolution of Photography" quotes a letter in his possession from Mrs Archer stating that her husband was apprenticed to a bullion dealer in the City but does not give any further details."
Jun 4, 2010
Rob Tooley is now a member of British photographic history