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Empson, Holcombe and Co

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of Cliffe, makers of Portland Cement, plaster of Paris, whiting, and casks.

1886 Francis and Co was incorporated as a Limited company to take over and amalgamate on co-partnership business of Francis and Co., of Nine Elms Cement Works, Bridge-foot, Vauxhall, and of Cliffe, near Rochester, the whiting works at Cliffe known as Francis, Donald, and Johnson's Works, and of Empson, Holcombe, and Co., of the Pottery, Cliffe, cement, plaster of Paris, whiting, and cask manufacturers and merchants.

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