Enoch J. Rector

Inventor, Deceased Person

1863 – 1957

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Who was Enoch J. Rector?

Enoch J. Rector was an American boxing film promoter and early cinema technician. He was a partner in Woodville Latham's Kinetoscope Exhibition Company during the mid-1890s, working with Latham and his sons Otway and Grey, as well as fellow cinema technicians William Kennedy Laurie Dickson and Eugene Lauste.

Cinema historian Terry Ramsaye later claimed that Rector, during his association with Latham, invented the 'Latham loop', a key feature of modern cinema cameras and projectors, in 1895. However, in 1927 Dickson stated unequivocally that Lauste was responsible for this important invention. Using this technique, Rector created the 90-minute documentary film, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight.

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Born
Oct 9, 1863
Parkersburg
Also known as
  • Enoch Rector
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • West Virginia University
Died
Jan 26, 1957

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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