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Fairmount Machine Works

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Thomas Wood of Fairmount Machine Works, Philadelphia, USA

c.1875 Advertising as manufacturers of power looms, with improved box and pattern machines, bobbin winding, spooling, beaming, dye & sizing machines, self-acting wool scouring machines (Yewdall's patent), improved power hoisting machines, lard and paraffine oil presses, wall paper machinery, such as grounding, clay and color mixing machines, paper rolling and bundling machines. [1]

Founded by Thomas Wood and his brother John Wood. Thomas immigrated to the USA from Leeds, England in 1830, started the business in 1839, retired in 1888, and died on 30 April 1899, age 85, in Philadelphia [2].

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  1. [1] The Library Company of Philadelphia - Fairmount Machine Works
  2. [2] American Machinist, 11 May 1899