Cecil Eric Wray 1866 - 1944


Cecil Wray patented a lantern/prism device for projecting Kinetoscope peep-show pictures onto a screen in 1895; invented the Kineoptoscope projection device, commercialised in 1896 by Riley Brothers; Wray set up premises in Bradford with Cecil William Baxter where they designed and manufactured a cine camera/projector known as the 'B & W cinematograph'. Baxter and Wray patented the 'Perfection' cinematograph on 6 May 1897, in association with Bradford clockmaker Joseph Oulton.