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date: 20 October 2019

Wood, Johnlocked

(1793–1871)
  • Gary Firth

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Wood, John (1793–1871), worsted manufacturer and factory reformer, was the eldest child of John Wood (d. 1832), who, by 1800, was Bradford's leading manufacturer of such goods as combs and snuff-boxes in horn, ivory, and tortoiseshell at Roebuck Yard, Ivegate. At the age of fifteen he was apprenticed to ...

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