Person record: STOCKS, W.  (1871-c.1944)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameWalter STOCKS
Gendermale
Relevance of this personinventor of lantern accessories; contributor to OMLJ, 1892 
Main period of activity1890s
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
23 March 1871born atRye, Sussex (East), England
2 April 18710census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/1023.64.14
1881residentMermaid Street, Rye, Sussex (East), England
3 April 188110census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1017.23.7
1891residentWish Ward, Rye, Sussex (East), England
1891~19owner/proprietorW. Stocks
5 April 189120census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/756.43.28
1892-1896residentRye, Sussex (East), England
1901resident8 Wish Ward, Rye, Sussex (East), England
31 March 190130census record1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/859.31.6
1906resident96 High Street, Rye, Sussex (East), England
c.1944~72died atunknown location
Texts linked to this personPublished correspondence (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'

‘ 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'

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
(* = main subject)

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 no. 6002915Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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