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Person: STOCKS, W.  (1871-1944)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Walter STOCKS
Gender
male
Relevance of this person
inventor of lantern accessories; contributor to OMLJ, 1892
Main period of activity
1890s
Chronology
Date
Age
Event/activity
23 March 1871
born at
2 April 1871
0
census record
1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1023.64.14
3 April 1881
10
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1017.23.7
1891
~19
owner
5 April 1891
20
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/756.43.28
– occupation “Furniture Dealer's Assistant”
31 March 1901
30
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/859.31.6
– occupation “Furnisher's Assistant”
2 April 1911
40
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/4693.206
– occupation “Furnishing Assistant”
29 September 1939
68
archive entry
1939 England and Wales Register, EJMD 70/4
– occupation “Complete House Furnisher”
23 February 1944
72
died at
13 June 1944
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1944 S-T p.482
Texts linked to this person
Correspondence (published) (7)

‘Anxious’, Richard Goddard, W. Stocks, R.R. Barrett, Alfred H. Saunders and Andrew Pringle, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 3.36 (May 1892)  –  'Pale blue glass'

C. Goodwin Norton, H.G. White, W. Stocks, H. Snowden Ward, ‘Beginner’, George M. Howard, A.A. Wood and Edmund H. Wilkie, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 4.50 (July 1893)  –  'Royal wedding illumination'

Ernest Scott, C.W. Shepherd, W. Stocks and A. Gillespie, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 7.82 (March 1896)  –  'Stock's oil lamp'

‘Observer’, R.B. Price, W. Stocks, T.E. Morgan, C.W. Locke, W. Stocks and ‘An Old Photographer’, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 7.84 (May 1896)  –  'Tilting oil lamps'

Riley Brothers, T.H. Holding and W. Stocks, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 7.87 (August 1896)  –  'Oil lamps'

James Benson Osborne, ‘Experience’ and W. Stocks, ‘Correspondence’ in OMLJ 12.149 (February 1902)  –  'Long focus lenses'

References
David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 294
‘Adapting miniature slides to a full-sized lantern’ in OMLJ 7.81 (February 1896)
  –  device for showing children's slides
Lucerna ID  6002915

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 14 April 2019

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