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1866 The Parkesine Company Ltd was formed in Hackney Wick to make Parkesine, the original "plastic", invented by Alexander Parkes. George Maule (of the dyestuffs firm Simpson, Maule and Nicholson) was the principal shareholder; Daniel Spill (1832-87) was works manager.
1868 Company to be wound up. '...Special Resolution was duly confirmed:- "That this Company be wound up voluntarily...'