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Alexander Stocker (c1806- )
1830 Patent to George Stocker and Alexander Stocker of Yeovil, gunsmiths, for a cock for drawing liquor from casks
1835 New horseshoe produced by patented process using steam engine at a quarter of the cost of normal shoe, invention of Mr Alexander Stocker.
1836 Patent granted to Alexander Stocker of Bordesley Iron Works, Birmingham and Henry Downing of French Wall's iron works, Birmingham (gentlemen) for improvements in manufacturing rivets, screw blanks, and other articles.
1851 Listed In Wolverhampton as an Iron Merchant.
1864 Alexander Stocker had made inventions and received patents in relation to manufacture of horse shoes and shoe tips; Charles and Paul Elwell had advanced money to enable Stocker to set up the business in exchange for assignment of the patents and an agreement to supply the goods only to the Elwells.