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Borax Consolidated

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Dec 1921.
1949. Far left: Mr and Mrs Wilfred Henry Brind - company secretary when he retired in 1966.
1966. Mr Wilfred Henry Brind - retirement letter.

Producers of borax and boron products, of 16 Eastcheap, London

1899 The company was registered on 11 January, to acquire the borate and colemanite deposits, boracite mines, railways and factories in the United States of America, England, France, Austria, Turkey, and South America, of various companies, including the Borax Co, the Pacific Borax and Redwoods Chemical Works, and the Societe Lyonnaise. [1]

1908 Public company incorporated

1956 Name changed to Borax (Holdings) Ltdl[2]; 2 new operating companies: Borax Consolidated for the British operation and United States Borax and Chemical Corporation[3]

1957 Research laboratories acquired at Chessington with capacity for 50 chemists[4]

1960 Acquired Spencer Chapman and Messel and sold 45 percent of the shares to F. W. Berk and Co[5]

1961 Acquired Hardman and Holden[6]

1968 Acquired by Rio Tinto-Zinc[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, May 26, 1956
  3. The Times, Feb 08, 1957
  4. The Times , Feb 08, 1957
  5. The Times, Mar 15, 1960
  6. The Times, Feb 24, 1961
  7. The Times Feb 19, 1968