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J. B. Aitken

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The chemical works of J B Aitken, of Widnes.

1889 Established to manufacture ammonium chloride from gas liquor.

1916 Acquired by United Alkali Co. James B Aitken and William Horner transferred the Aitken Works to the United Alkali Co.

Closed 1917

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  • National Archives [1]