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Newcastle Chemical Works Co

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Newcastle Chemical Works Co, chemical manufacturers, of Gateshead

1872 Public company registered[1]. The company was established as a limited liability company to take over the business of the privately-owned C. Allhusen and Sons Ltd which would be dissolved[2].

1875 The chemical industry was in such a depressed state that the Newcastle Chemical Works were about to be closed[3].

1883 Development of salt mine at Cleveland[4] (Port Clarence)[5]

1891 The Tyneside factory was amalgamated into the United Alkali Co

1929 After United Alkali was incorporated in ICI, the Allhusen Works were amalgamated with Castner Kellner Co's Wallsend works and the Cassel Cyanide Co of Glasgow; the 3 works were concentrated at Billingham South, called Cassel Works[6].

1932 Works closed[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Leeds Mercury 8 January 1872
  2. The Morning Post 12 January 1872
  3. Liverpool Mercury 13 January 1875
  4. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, 3 March 1883
  5. The North-Eastern Daily Gazette, 12 October 1883
  6. The Times, 7 August 1968
  7. National Archives [1]