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of Waterloo Road, Cricklewood, London, N.W.2.

1928 Company founded by Sir William Arbuthnot-Lane, 2nd Baronet (7 June 1897–1972), a Scottish policeman. He attended Winchester College, worked in a field hospital in France in WW1, and then joined the RFC, before setting up his own pharmaceutical Company. [1]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals. analytical Reagents and Research Chemicals, Organic Reagents, Fine Chemicals, Adsorbents, Electroplating and Industrial Chemicals, Intermediates. Pharmaceutical Chemicals, Antacids, Adsorbents, Antipyretics, Camphor, Derivatives, Lithium Salts. General Pharmaceutical Preparations, Emulsions, Tablets, Powders. (Chemicals Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1150) [2]

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  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 195; and p153