Robert W. Paul
(1869-1943)

Died aged c. 74

Robert William Paul (3 October 1869 – 28 March 1943) was an English pioneer of film and scientific instrument maker. He made narrative films as early as April 1895. Those films were shown first in Edison Kinescope knockoffs. In 1896 he showed them projected. That was about the time the Lumière brothers were pioneering projected films in France. His first notably successful scientic device was his Unipivot galvanometer. In 1999 the British film industry erected a commemorative plaque on his building at 44 Hatton Garden, London.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #154

Robert W. Paul (1869-1943) British cinema pioneer, inventor, manufacturer, producer, exhibitor and cinematographer opened his workshop here 1891

44 Hatton Garden, London, United Kingdom where they had a workshop

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #013

Odeon Cinema. Birt Acres and Robert Paul lived locally [full inscription unknown]

Everyman Barnet, Western Parade, Barnet, London, United Kingdom where they lived near

Centenary Of Cinema 1996 #161

Robert Paul lived here 1914-1920 having opened a studio nearby in 1898 [full inscription unknown]

49 Sydney Road, Barnet, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1914-1920)