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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
1870 Vertical engines and boilers 
1877 James Woods died.
1887 Known as Woods and Co.