Person record: BEECHEY, Canon St Vincent  (1806-1899)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameCanon St Vincent BEECHEY
Relevance of this personclergyman; inventor, lanternist and lecturer 
Main period of activity1850s-90s
7 August 1806born atLondon, England
1872-1899residentThe Rectory, Hilgay, Norfolk, England
19 August 189993died atHilgay, Norfolk, England
Hardware linked to this persondesigner: 'Trinoptric' lantern (triunial or triple lantern, maker unknown, n.d.)
Texts linked to this personArticles (1)

St Vincent Beechey, The Beechey trinoptric lantern in OMLJ 8.101 (October 1897)

(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), pp. 32-33

Lewis Wright, Apparatus for scientific demonstration in NMLJ 2.1 (January 1981), p. 5

John Barnes, The Barnes Museum: catalogue excerpts in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 6

Beechey's trinoptric lantern in OMLJ 8.99 (August 1897)
  –  inventor of trinoptric lantern

Herbert Newman and George H. Slight, Correspondence in OMLJ 8.92 (January 1897)

More about Beechey's trinoptric lantern in OMLJ 8.100 (September 1897)
  –  trinoptric lantern

Notes in OMLJ 10.124 (September 1899)
  –  obituary notice

Hermann Hecht, Some English magic lantern patents in NMLJ 2.2 (January 1982), p. 5

Lucerna ID no. 6003140Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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