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R. D. Wood and Co of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, USA
1845 Foundry established by Mr R. D. Wood.
1901 "The company has foundries and ironworks at Millville, Florence, and Camden, all in New Jersey. The first of these was established about 1820, and has a capacity of 18,000 tons of pipe per year, 1in. to 12in. in size. The works in Florence were established in 1858, and have an annual capacity of 26,500 tons of pipe, 2in. to 36in., in diameter. The Camden Works were established by Jesse W. Starr and Sons about 1860, making pipe and alos shells etc., during the Civil War of 1861-65. They were acquired by R. D. Wood and Co in 1883 and have now an annual capacity of 50,000 tons of pipe., 3in to 72 in. in diameter.
The three pipe plants of this firm, therefore, have at the present time an aggregate capacity of about 95,000 tons of lin. lo 72in. pipe and other castings per year. In addition lo its pipe business, however, the firm carries on a general foundry business, making engine castings, flange pipe, lamp posts, fire hydrants, and gas valves, and also has an extensive department for the manufacture of gasometers, or gasholders, gas and hydraulic machinery, turbines, and centrifugal pumps."