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Woods and Cocksedge

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From the 1862 London Exhibition Catalogue

of Suffolk Ironworks, Stowmarket

1812 Established as a smithy by the proprietor James Woods

At a later stage Woods was joined by J. S. Cocksedge.

1862 Woods and Cocksedge made their first engine, a vertical single-cylinder engine.

1862 Makers of agricultural machinery (see advert).

1867 Won a prize for horse-powered linseed crushers at the Royal Agricultural Society's meeting[1]

1868 Mr Edward Warner joined Messrs. Woods, Cocksedge, and Co., Agricultural Implement Makers, Stowmarket, which changed its name name to Woods, Cocksedge and Warner

1870 Vertical engines and boilers [2]

1873 Mr. E. L. Morris, from the firm of Ravenhill, Hodgson and Co, became a partner, and the name was altered to Woods, Cocksedge, and Co. [3]

1877 James Woods died.

1879 J. S. Cocksedge left the firm to set up Cocksedge and Co.

1887 Known as Woods and Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 18, 1867
  2. ‘Stationary Steam Engine Makers, Volume 2’ compiled by George Watkins, Catalogued by A P Woolrich, Landmark Publishing Co., 2006
  3. The Ipswich Journal - Saturday 13 September 1873