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Arthur J. Dickinson

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of Neptune Chemical Works, Canal Approach, Trundley's Road, Deptford, London, SE8. Telephone: Tideway 1471 (Private Branch Exchange). Cables: "Neptardis, London". (1947)

Established 1864. Arthur J. Dickinson Ltd opened the Neptune Tar and Chemical Works, at Deptford in London.

The company manufactured refined tars and pitches which found a ready market in the ship building industry which prospered in Deptford in those days.

1906 the first rope treatment emulsions were produced and now the company has an international reputation as the leading chemical supplier to the Hard Fibre processing industry.

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Neptune Technical Products in Industry: Products for Building and Civil Engineering; Rope, Cordage, Jute and All Fibres; Timber and Joinery; Electrical. Manufacturers of Coal Tar Products and Derivatives, Disinfectants, Black Bituminous Varnishes, Non-hardening Plastic Jointing Materials, Battery Sealing Compounds, Industrial Emulsions and Batches for Sisal, Manila, etc., Fibres, Ropes, Rotproofing Liquids. (Chemicals etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1190) [1]

Now based in Tyldesley, Manchester, the Neptune section of Dickinson's has concentrated on the development of treatment concentrates for sisal and jute processing and Neptune products are now exported to over 20 fibre spinning countries. The company has its own website: [1]

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  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 262; and p83