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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

1851 James Woods exhibited at the Great Exhibition

At a later stage Woods was joined by his son-in-law 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.

See Also


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