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John Kirkaldy and Son

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1883 John Kirkaldy exhibited anti-fouling composition for ships

1885 Exhibited anti-fouling compostions for steel and iron ships, and exfoliating enamel for sailing ships. The composition was said to have been used for a long time by the White Star, Inman, Guion and other steamship lines[1]

1893 Dissolution of the Partnership between Thomas Kirkaldy, James Kirkaldy, and Adam Willis Kirkaldy, carrying on business as Plumbers, Painters, Paint and Oil Manufacturers, and Manufacturers of Anti-fouling Composition for Ships' Bottoms, at the East London Works, Garford-street, Poplar, in the county of Middlesex, and the Star Works, Meredith-street, Plaistow, in the county of Essex, under the style or firm of John Kirkaldy and Son, so far as regards the said Adam Willis Kirkaldy, who retired from the Partnership. Thomas and James Kirkaldy carried on the business under the same style[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1885/05/15
  2. London Gazette 25 April 1893