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Alexander Cross and Sons

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1923. Albion Basic Slag.

of 19, Hope Street, Glasgow, of London and Liverpool, Chemical Manufacturers, Seedsmen, importers and Manufacturers of Cattle Foods, etc., Horticultural Specialists, etc.

Established early in the nineteenth century by Alexander Cross, of Clydeside, Uddington.

1872 Alexander Cross, seed merchant, set up a chemical works in the old Eagle Foundry, Port Dundas, Glasgow. The factory made superphosphate, sodium nitrate, ammonium sulphate, and potassium salts as fertilizers.

1889 After a major fire the Port Dundas factory was rebuilt but later fell into disuse.

1896 Incorporated as a Private Limited Company

1914 Chemical Works: Port Dundas, Glasgow; Camelon, Falkirk; South Bank, Middlesbrough.

1928 Incorporated in a new company, Scottish Agricultural Industries, formed to consolidate the fertiliser and feedstuffs industry in Scotland[1]

1943 The Cross company was wound up.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 05, 1929
  • 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