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M. W. Woods

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of Windifan Works, Colchester, Essex

1909 Company founded by Maurice W. Woods

1928 Private company incorporated as M. W. Woods Ltd[1].

1935 Geoffrey Wood, son of the founder, became MD. Production of propellor fans and electric motors to drive them.

1937 Manufacturers of electric fans and motors [2]

1942 Name changed to Woods of Colchester

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