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Automatic Furnace Syndicate

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of 18 Walbrook, near Cannon Hill Station, in London,

1898 W. R. Wood formed the Automatic Furnace Syndicate to sell furnace stoker machines built under some railway arches in East London based on concept imported from USA.

Soon after agreed with the Railway and General Engineering Co of Nottingham to manufacture the product for the syndicate.

1902 the company name was changed to The Underfeed Stoker Company, as more properly describing the product being sold , and manufacturing was shifted to Slough.

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