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Wood Brothers (of Stourbridge)

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of Cradley Heath, chain makers

Thomas Wood and Henry Wood

1859 Mentioned. Wood Brothers, Cradley Heath.[1]

1862. Announcement. 'amongst the distinctions awarded by the Juries [of the Great Exhibition], Messrs. Wood Brothers, of Cradley, received a medal, "for good specimens of chain cables and chain work".'[2]

1871 Mentioned. Messrs Wood Brothers, Cradley.[3]

1871 Partnership dissolved. 'In consequence of the recent deaths of Messrs. Thomas and Henry Wood, partners of the firms of Wood Brothers, of Stourbridge, Chester, and Cardiff, Henry Wood and Co., Liverpool, and George Wood and Co., London, it is announced that the following arrangements have been made for carry on future the business of the late firms. The bridge business will be carried on by Mr. James Wood Aston, under the style of J. Wood Aston and Co. The Liverpool and Chester businesses under the style of Henry Wood and Co., and the London business, under the style of George Wood and Co., will be respectively carried on by Mr. Albert Wood who takes into partnership Mr. William Coltart Of Liverpool.'[4]

became J. Wood Aston and Co

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 26 October 1859
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 25 July 1862
  3. Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 14 June 1871
  4. Aris's Birmingham Gazette - Saturday 12 August 1871