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James Muspratt and Sons, chemical manufacturers, of Widnes and Liverpool
1830 The partnership ended. Muspratt moved to Newton-le-Willows on the St Helens Canal.
Muspratt was continually involved in litigation concerning the emissions from his works.
1843 Apparatus for the manufacture of the Prussiates of Potash.
1844 James Young left Muspratts
c.1852 No 1 works at Widnes was established by James Muspratt and Sons (Widnes and Liverpool) as Muspratt Wood End works.
1858 Partnership dissolved of J. Muspratt and Sons, of Liverpool.
1865 The Widnes Alkali Co established its works which became Muspratts No 2 works.
1888 The Muspratts exhibited crystals of chlorate of potash, and chlorate of soda at the Glasgow International Exhibition.
1890 Muspratts was one of many Leblanc soda manufacturers which amalgamated to form the United Alkali Co, of which Max Muspratt became a director and later honorary president.
1892 Most of the No.2 works at Widnes had been closed.
1919 The No 1 and No 2 works were merged.
Also see Muspratt and Co.