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John Wood and Sons (Wigan)

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Haulage engine at Mill Meece Pumping Station

of Barley Brook Foundry, Wigan

1902 After the death of Mr Gee, the firm of Wood and Gee was carried on by Mr Wood under his own name.

1922 Engineers & Ironfounders, Barley Brook Foundry, Wigan. Directors Thos. Wood (Chairman ), R. Wood, J. Wood, M. Wood. Products.—Steam engines, air compressors, coalmining machinery, haulage and winding engines.

1932 John Wood & Sons Ltd of Barley Brook Foundry and Engineering Works, Wigan, maker of hauling engines, winding engines, pumping engines, tipplers, steel belts, pulleys, gears[1]

By 1949 was a member of the Walmsleys (Bury) Group[2]

A haulage engine can be seen running at Mill Meece Pumping Station

A capstan engine is preserved at Astley Green Colliery

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Sources of Information

  1. [1]1932 company letterhead
  2. The Times, Jan 06, 1949