British Dyewood Co
of 19, St. Vincent Place, Glasgow.
of Carntyne Dyewood Mills, Shettleston Road, Glasgow.
1898 Founded as the British Dyewood and Chemical Co.
1911 Company reformed by the United Dyewood Corporation as the British Dyewood Co.
Post-WWI After a period of greatly increased profits arising from the manufacture of khaki during World War I, the company was in renewed difficulties.
1926-9 Connected with Yorkshire Dyeware and Chemical Co Ltd.
During the 1930s there was a shift in production to tannic acid, gallic acid, and pyrogallic acid.
1939 Acquired J. L. Rose
1959 Acquired Lambeth and Co. (Liverpool) Ltd.
1960 British Dyewood came to an agreement with the Harshaw Chemical Co. of Cleveland, USA, to supply tannic acid
Acquired by the American Harshaw Chemical company.
By 1980 the company was making heavy losses caused by depressed prices and by difficulties in obtaining China galls, and it ceased trading during that year.
Sources of Information
- Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.