Person record: LOCKE, C.W.  (1849-1925)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameCharles Woolnough LOCKEC.W. Locke in 1897
Portrait photograph from OMLJ, August 1897
Gendermale
Relevance of this personlantern operator and photographer 
Main period of activity1870s-1910s
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
1849born atIpswich, Suffolk, England
1871resident5 Southall Place, Southall, London, England
2 April 1871~22census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1311.33.30
– occupation “Wheelwright”
1880-1881resident53 Great Coram Street, London, England
3 April 1881~32census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/319.46.9
– occupation “Assistant public lecturer”
1887-1895~37partnerD. Noakes & Son
1891resident12 Ormiston Road, Greenwich, London SE, England
5 April 1891~42census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/513.125.14
– occupation “Manufacturing optician”
1895-1903~45owner/proprietorC.W. Locke
8 February 1897~48lantern operator[Travels in the far North], London, England, 8 February 1897
1890s-1899~48directorNottingham Incandescent Lime Cylinder Syndicate
1901residentSunningdale, Woodville Road, New Barnet, London, England
31 March 1901~52census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/1231.49.29
– occupation “Optical lantern maker & photographer”
1902-1906residentMossley House, 55 Sinclair Road, Kensington, London W, England
1907-1925resident182 Holland Road, Kensington, London W, England
2 April 1911~62census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/87
– occupation “Photographer”
1925~75died atKensington, London W, England
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (3)

‘ 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)  –  'Ancient water and flour mills'

D.A. Doudney, George Newnes Ltd and C.W. Locke, Correspondence in OMLJ 8.101 (October 1897)  –  'Professor Malden's effect slides'

Joseph J. Smith, C.W. Locke, F. Brown, William H. Assender and Walker & Co., Correspondence in OMLJ 10.123 (August 1899)  –  'Nottingham Incandescent Lime Cylinder Syndicate'

References
(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 176-177

Dioramic effects at the Egyptian Hall in OMLJ 11.132 (May 1900)
  –  lantern shows at Egyptian Hall

Electrorama in OMLJ 9.109 (June 1898)
  –  manager of Electrorama

The largest lantern audience in OMLJ 8.94 (March 1897)
  –  lanternist at Nansen's Albert Hall lecture

Mere mention in OMLJ 13.151 (October 1902)
  –  change of business address

Notes in OMLJ 7.90 (November 1896)
  –  cinematograph show at Brechin

* Prominent men in the lantern world: no. X -- Mr C.W. Locke in OMLJ 8.99 (August 1897)

Lucerna ID no. 6002545Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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