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Edward Wood and Co

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of Ocean Iron Works, Salford (Manchester), constructional engineers

1878 Company founded.

1897 incorporated as a Limited Co.

1903 Opened offices at 88, Cannon-street, London, E. C.[1]

1905 Advert roofs, girders, bridges, buildings in steel and iron. [2]

1906 Public company. The company was registered on 8 March, to acquire the business of constructional engineers and contractors of a company of almost similar title. [3]

1922 Directors: Sir Edward Graham Wood (Chairman), Wm. Kirkham, Albert Midgley, G. W. N. Nicholls, Edward Ormesher and Sir Kingsley Wood M.P. Specialities.— Steel roof principals, steel-framed buildings, engineering workshops, gasworks and power stations, car sheds, theatres, warehouses mills and factories, goods sheds, bridges, weaving sheds, corrugated-steel buildings, "Telpher" tracks, tank structures, coal bunkers and grain elevators

1935 See Edward Wood and Co:1935 Review

1961 Constructional engineers and contractors, specialising in steel buildings, engineering shops and power stations. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1903/01/09 p 56.
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p369
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE