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Xylonite Co

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1869 Daniel Spill formed the Xylonite Co. Ltd in the premises used by the earlier Parkesine Co. Ltd in Hackney Wick. Other partners included W. C. Barnes, a prominent east London chemical manufacturer.

1872 Xylonite Co. Resolution to wind the company up.[1][2]

1874 The firm was liquidated.

Spill moved to a new site in Homerton and set up his own company, Daniel Spill and Co. Ltd, which in 1877 became the British Xylonite Co. Ltd.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.