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Murphy Chemical Co

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of Wheathampstead, near St. Albans, Herts. Telephone: Wheathampstead 2177-8. Cables: "Alvesco, Wheathampstead"

1947 British Industries Fair Advert as Manufacturers of Agricultural and Horticultural Insecticides, Fungicides and Fumigants. Winter Washes containing Tar-oil, Petroleum Oil, D.N.C.-Petroleum and Thiocyanate-Petroleum. De-De-Tane D.D.T. Insecticides. Sulphur and Copper Fungicides. Oil Emulsions. Spray Spreaders. (Chemicals etc. Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1131) [1]

Mid 1950s Acquired by Glaxo[2].

1963 and 1966 Foldout charts for the identification and control of garden pests, diseases and weeds. [3]

1973 Glaxo decided to concentrate on its mainstream activities, so attempted to sell Murphy Chemical Co[4]

1977 Glaxo sold the company to Dalgety.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 271; and p195
  2. The Times, 3 December 1971
  3. [1] National Archives: A2A
  4. The Times, 22 September 1973