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National Explosives Co

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of 36 Queen Street, London, EC

of Hayle, Cornwall

1886 Company established.

1890/1 Tendered for supply of cordite to the War Office[1]

1895 Supply of cordite began

1908 Company re-organised.

1914 Manufacturers of explosives. Specialities: high explosives, dynamite, gelignite, gelatine dynamite, blasting gelatine, cordite and guncotton. [2]

1918 Incorporated into Explosives Trades Ltd as part of the merger of 29 makers of explosives[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 20, 1910
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. The Times, Dec 02, 1918