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Chemical Engineering Co and Wiltons Patent Furnace Co

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of Manchester and Hendon. Chemical engineers and manufacturers of by-product plant

Established 1890.

1902 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Wilton, George Wilton, and William Albert Owston, junior, at No. 36, Mark-lane, in the city of London, and elsewhere, under the firm of WILTON'S PATENT FURNACE COMPANY and THE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COMPANY, so far as relates to the said William Albert Owston, junior. The business would be carried on by Thomas Wilton and George Wilton, in partnership[1]

1907 Patent granted to THOMAS WILTON and GEORGE WILTON for the invention of Improvements in or relating to the Distillation of Tar[2]

1917 Company incorporated

1922 Joint Managing Directors: Norman Wilton and Thomas O. Wilton. Products: all types of chemical plant, oil plants the "Wilton" patent forced draught furnace, and "Wilton" oil burner.

1923 The company applied for extension of the 1907 patent

1931 The Inland Revenue applied for liquidation of the company[3]

1939-43 Accounting information archived[4]

By 1955 Was known as Chemical Engineering Wiltons, a subsidiary of Simon-Carves

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 29 August 1902
  2. London gazette 16 November 1923
  3. The London Gazette 6 January 1931
  4. National Archives [1]