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Wood and Gee

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Wood & Gee of Wigan

Maker of stationary engines.

formerly Knott and Wood

Wood & Gee Crab Engine, No.513 of c.1894, is preserved at Woodhorn Colliery [1]

c.1898 Two cylinder horizontal winding engine at Desford Colliery, Bagworth. Cylinders 26" x 2' 6". Photographed by George Watkins in 1972[2]

1900 Mention of 'two large compound engines by Messrs. Wood and Gee of Wigan' for the colliery at Agecroft for Andrew Knowles and Sons.[3]

1902 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between John Wood and John Gee, carrying on business as Engineers and Ironfounders, at Barley Brook Foundry, Frog-lane, Wigan, in the county of Lancaster, under the style or firm of "WOOD AND GEE," has been dissolved as and from the 6th day of October, 1902, by the death on that date of the said John Gee. All debts due to and owing by the late firm will be received and paid by the said John Wood, by whom the said business will in future be carried on under his own name.....John Thos. Gee, Executor of John Gee, deceased.'[4]

Became John Wood and Sons (Wigan)

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Northumberland County Council Record: Woodhorn Colliery Artefacts.
  2. 'Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 5' by George Watkins. Landmark Publishing Ltd.
  3. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Thursday 30 August 1900
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:2 December 1902 Issue:27500 Page:8395