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Gibbons and Wills

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Maker of Fertilizer, of Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire

Gibbons and Wills were merchants who moved into the manufacture of 'chemical manures'.

c.1858 Gibbons and Arthur Winkler Wills, manufacturer of artificial manure, were using premises at Horseley Fields, besides that of William Bailey, chemical manufacturer.

1880 Gibbons & Wills were recorded as being at Sun Street, Horseley Fields.

1883 Gibbons & Wills appear in the Alkali Inspector's list under the name of F. D. Gibbons.

By 1900 they had disappeared.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 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.