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Sidney Prescott Wood

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Sidney Prescott Wood (1855-1930) of McKenzie and Holland

1930 Obituary [1]

SIDNEY PRESCOTT WOOD was throughout his life associated with the railway signalling firm of Messrs. McKenzie and Holland, eventually becoming a director in 1901; he also became chairman of the Consolidated Signal Company in 1914 and a director of the Westinghouse Brake and Saxby Signal Company in 1921.

He became a pupil in 1873 at the Vulcan Ironworks, Worcester, of Messrs. McKenzie, Clunes and Holland, as the firm was then styled.

In 1880 he was appointed to represent Messrs. McKenzie and Holland in South Wales and four years later went to Australia on the firm's behalf where he was instrumental in starting their Melbourne and Brisbane works.

He resigned his directorships in February 1930 owing to ill-health, and he died on 8th November 1930.

Mr. Wood had been a Member of the Institution since 1884.

He was born in 1855.

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