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1838 Frank Clarke Hills set up as a manufacturing chemist at Deptford, making sulphuric acid as and other products.
c.1840 Frank Clarke Hills developed a steam road vehicle at the Chemical Works
1844 Hills opened a second factory downstream at Greenwich and for the next half century the firm continued to prosper, owning also a flour mill and chemical manure works at the Greenwich site.
1846 Hills patented a method for removing ammonia from coalgas.
1849 Explosion at Hill's Chemical Works at Deptford
1858 F. C. Hills, chemical manufacturer, Creek St, Deptford
1891 Frank Clarke Hills and Co. (chemical), (T.A. Davies manager), Marsh Lane, Greenwich, Surrey. Listed as manure manufacturer or merchant
1892 Frank Hills died. His firm survived him to about the end of the century.