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Electric (Modern) Printing Company (c1930 - 1991)



  • Existence: Incorporated 8 January 1930 - disolved c1991


Electric (Modern) Printing Company, was a Manchester based printing company specialised in printing variety theatre posters. The company was incorporated on 8 January 1930 and dissolved circa 1991.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Alexandra Theatre Poster, Week commencing 5 March 1973

Reference code: 178R27.113
Scope and Contents

Birmingham. John Hanson in Franz Schubert’s Lilac Time. Colour illustrations. Printed by Electric (Modern) Printing Co. Ltd., Manchester.

Dates: Week commencing 5 March 1973

Alhambra Theatre Poster, Commencing Monday 3 July 1960

Reference code: 178R27.151
Scope and Contents

Morecambe. Ken Platt in ‘Love Locked Out’. Contains colour illustration. Printed by electric (Modern) Printing Co. Ltd. Manchester.

Dates: Commencing Monday 3 July 1960

Christopher in his Magical Musical Revue Christopher’s Wonders Handbill, Monday 11 September c1950

Reference code: 178T27.18
Scope and Contents

New Theatre Cardiff. 50 Fabulous Feats. Printed by Electric (Modern) Printing Co. Ltd., Manchester 8.

Dates: Monday 11 September c1950

Cyril Critchlow Collection

Reference code: NFA0089
Scope and Contents The Cyril Critchlow collection contains programmes, posters, handbills, books and magic journals, many of which relate to shows in Blackpool where Cyril resided and includes material on entertainment venues such as Blackpool’s North Pier, Central Pier, South Pier, Tower Circus and a small collection of programmes from other national venues. Additionally, it contains circus photographs and postcards mainly of the Ohmy Circus and Sanger Circus including individual circus troupes and performers...
Dates: c1837 - 2008

Electric Modern Printing Company

Reference code: NFA0196
Scope and Contents

Collection of posters on variety and music hall printed by Electric Modern Company, mainly on card.

Dates: c1920 - 1969

Handbills, c1924 - 1949

Reference code: 178T26
Scope and Contents

Handbills for variety shows featuring the Castonians and other acts.

Dates: c1924 - 1949

London Palladium Poster, Commencing 17 January 1975

Reference code: 178R27.161
Scope and Contents

Peter Pan, Lulu, Ron Moody, Rachel Gurney and others. Contains illustration. Printed by electric (Modern) Printing Co. Ltd., Manchester.

Dates: Commencing 17 January 1975

Lulu Adams Collection

Reference code: NFA0042
Scope and Contents

This collection contains business records, newspaper cuttings, programmes, notebooks and handbills, as well as a collection of black and white photographs, some original artwork and other items relating to Lulu Adam’s personal life and career

Dates: c1880 - 1959

Posters, c1887 - 2010

Reference code: 178R27
Scope and Contents

Circus, variety, pantomime and magic posters including Argyle theatre, Liverpool Empire, Blackpool Tower Circus, Robert Brothers, Austen Brothers, Sorcar, Vesta Tilley, Ken Dodd, Dan Leno, Florrie Forde and others.

Dates: c1887 - 2010

The Civic Hall Poster, c1950 - 1959

Reference code: 178R27.171
Scope and Contents

Barnsley. Aladdin, Ronnie Collis, Anjie Dean, Granville Taylor and Valerie and others. Contains colour illustration. Signed by Granville Taylor (Faust). Printed by Electric (modern) Printing Co., ltd., Manchester.

Dates: c1950 - 1959

The Ken Dodd Laughter Show Poster, 18 November 1985

Reference code: 178R27.74
Scope and Contents

Theatre Royal, Nottingham. Colour illustration and black and white photograph. Printed by Electric (Modern) Printing Co. Ltd., Cheadle Heath Works, Stockport.

Dates: 18 November 1985

Windsor Theatre, Bearwood Handbill, 29 May c1940 - 1949

Reference code: 178T26.1
Scope and Contents

Vogelbein’s Bears, Vic & Joe Crastonian, variety act, Syd Plummer, The Zyli-Fool, Walcott’s Marionettes, The Two Eddies, musical equilibrists, Percy Rich & Eva, comedy act, Hilda Heath, just crazy, Marcia Owen, singing act, Roy Lester, comedian. Printed by: Electric Modern Printing Co., Ltd (T.U.) Waterloo Road, Manchester 8.

Dates: 29 May c1940 - 1949

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