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John and Edward Wood

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1873. Horizontal compound engine with Wood's patent Corliss valve gear.

Engineers of Victoria Foundry, Bolton.

1837 Company established as Knight and Wood

1860s Name changed; presumably became John and Edward Wood, the firm of John Wood (1822-1889) and Edward Wood.

1867 Patent petition by Edward Wood, of the firm of John and Edward Wood, of Bolton, in the county of Lancaster, Engineers, in respect of the invention of "improvements in steam engines."[1]

1912 The company closed[2]

1914 Still recorded as Engineers and ironfounders in the Red Book. Specialities: steam engines, mill gearing, superheaters. [3]

1927 Aberconway described the firm in the present tense as engine builders

Also see J. and E. Wood

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 17 December 1867
  2. Obituary of Henry Wood
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book