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Thomas Woof

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Thomas Woof (1859-1924) of Alfred Herbert

1923 Resigned from Alfred Herbert.[1]

1924 Obituary [2]

THOMAS WOOF was born at Washington-on-Tyne in 1859, and was educated at Middlesbrough, where he served his apprenticeship at the Tees Side Engineering Works.

On its completion he worked as an improver at the works of Black and Hawthorn, Gateshead, and at the Elswick Works, subsequently becoming superintendent at the St. Peter's Works of Messrs. R. and W. Hawthorn Leslie and Co.

In 1891 he left Newcastle to heroine assistant manager at the works of Messrs. J. and H. Gwynne, Hammersmith Iron Works, afterwards joining the staff of Messrs. John Penn at Greenwich.

His next appointment was with Messrs. Alfred Herbert, Ltd., by whom he was sent to London to act as their London Manager. This position he held for 26 years, until his retirement in November 1923. He was also for several years on the Board of Directors.

His death took place at his residence in Sutton, Surrey, on 25th April 1924, at the age of sixty-five.

He became a Member of this Institution in 1899.

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