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Hunt Brothers (Castleford)

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of Aire and Calder Chemical Works, Castleford

c.1863 Established by William Hunt and his brother.

Maker of saltcake (commercial anhydrous sodium sulphate); sulphuric acid; concentrated sulphuric acid; Glauber's salt; hydrochloric acid.

1881 Expiration of the Copartnership carried on for five years past at Castleford, in the county of York, by William Hunt, Edwin Hunt, Reuben Hunt, and Frederick Thomas Hunt, as Chemical and Glue Manufacturers, under the firm of Hunt Brothers and Co. The business was carried on by the said Reuben Hunt and Frederick Thomas Hunt alone, under the firm of Hunt Brothers[1]

1949 Acquired by Laporte Chemicals

1953 Hunt Brothers (Castleford) had been wound up[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 21 Oct 1881
  2. London Gazette 28 August 1953