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Thomas Wood (Philadelphia)

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Thomas Wood of Fairmount Machine Works, Philadelphia, USA

He immigrated to the USA from Leeds, England in 1830, and was apprenticed as a millwright to Brown & McLeod of Philadelphia. In 1839 he founded the Fairmount Machine Works with his brother John Wood. He retired in 1888, and died on 30 April 1899, age 85, in Philadelphia [1] [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] American Machinist, 11 May 1899
  2. [2] 'Lives of the Philadelphia Engineers: Capital, Class and Revolution, 1830-1890' by Andrew Dawson, Routledge