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Hay Gordon and Co

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Hay Gordon and Company, chemical manufacturers of Widnes

  • 1881 Mr J. R. Hay Gordon, chemical manufacturer of Widnes, was a subscriber (one share) in the new Liverpool Pure Ice Company Ltd[1].
  • 1888 The company hosted a visit by a group of chemical science students[2] who were shown processes for manufacture of sulphuric acid, saltcake, hydrochloric acid and bleaching powder.
  • 1891 Incorporated in the United Alkali Co along with other companies that used the Leblanc process.
  • 1892 The works had been closed[3].

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Sources of Information

  1. Liverpool Mercury, 24 January 1881
  2. Liverpool Mercury, 16 May 1888
  3. Liverpool Mercury, 5 January 1892