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Joseph Woods

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1816 Born in London, son of Samuel and Lucy Woods[1]; brother of Edward Woods

1835 Established his business in London; at some point was joined by John Dewrance; the business later became Dewrance and Co

1844 In conjunction with William Siemens, invented the Chronometric Governor for steam engines.[2]

1847 Engineer of Barge Yard Chambers, Bucklebury, London

1849 Died[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Quaker records
  2. G Barnett Smith's article on Siemens
  3. Burke's Family records