Woods and Co
Woods and Co of Suffolk Ironworks, Stowmarket.
1812 Established as a smithy by the proprietor James Woods
At a later stage Woods was joined by J. S. Cocksedge.
1860 Wood and Son exhibited various mangers
1862 Woods and Cocksedge made their first engine, a vertical single-cylinder engine.
1868 Became Woods, Cocksedge and Warner
1873 it was known as Woods, Cocksedge and Co.
1879 J. S. Cocksedge left the firm to set up Cocksedge and Co.
c1881 See Woods and Long.
1887 Known as Woods and Co.
1890 June. Royal Agricultural Society’s Disintegrator and Grist Mill Trials. 
1894 June. Royal Agricultural Society's Show. Three stone picking machines.
1896 The last engine was made and exhibited at the Smithfield Show.
1911 Employing c.100 hands
1914 The works and goodwill were acquired by G. Thurlow and Son.
Sources of Information
- 1881 census
- The Engineer of 27th June 1890 p521
- Proposal by Louis J Tibbenham to join I Mech E