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ID: 500045594
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500045594

 

Record Type: Person
Stanley, William Ford Robinson (English instrument maker and author, 1829-1909)

Note: Born 2 February 1829; died 14 August 1909. William Ford Robinson Stanley first set up business for himself in 1854, and began a career inventing scientific instruments, however the name W. F. Stanley & Co. doesn't appear until 1900, according to the Dictionary of National Biography. Over time, Stanley invented an affordable "Panoptic Stereoscope," various improved surveying instruments, a meteronometer for measuring wind direction, and the steel-wire bicycle tire, among others, until his death in 1909. The firm dissolved in 1960.

Names:
Stanley, William Ford Robinson (preferred,V,index)
William Ford Robinson Stanley (V,display)

Nationalities:
British (modern) (preferred)
English

Roles:
instrument maker (preferred)
inventor
author

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Buntingford (Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom) (inhabited place)
Died:  Greater London (England, United Kingdom) (metropolitan area)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
founder of ....  W. F. Stanley & Co.  in 1900
..................  (English instrument makers, 1900-1960) [500045584]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Stanley, William Ford Robinson (I)

Biographies:
(English instrument maker and author, 1829-1909) ..... [CCA Preferred]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Stanley, William Ford Robinson ........ [CCA Preferred]
............................................................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
William Ford Robinson Stanley ........ [CCA, VP]
..........................................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database

Subject: ........ [CCA, Gallery Systems, VP]
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: no92033132
....................  Hambly, Drawing Instruments (1988) 30, 120
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: no92033132
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA, VP]
.......... DNB: Oxford National Biography, 1912-1921 (1927)
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