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R. and J. Dempster

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of Gas Plant Works, Oldham Road, Manchester. Telephone: Collyhurst 2554. Telegraphic Address. "Scrubber, Manchester". (1937)

1884 Company established. See Robert Dempster and John Dempster and also their father's company Robert Dempster and Sons

1893 Private company.

1894 Joined with Glengarnock Iron and Steel Co to form the Glengarnock Chemical Co to recover sulphate of ammonia and tar from the blast furnaces gases.

1914 Gas and chemical plant manufacturers. Specialities: all kinds of structural ironwork, coke oven and blast furnace recovery plant, gasworks installations, elevators and conveyors, condensers, exhausters, steam engines and pumps. Employees 632. [1]

1935 See R. and J. Dempster:1935 Review

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of all types of Gas and Chemical Plant for Gas and Coke Oven Works. Condensers, Washers, Extractors, Gasholders, Tanks, Benzole, Ammonia and Tar Plants. Steel Mains and Structural Ironwork. (Stand No Ca.503) [2]

1961 Constructional gas and chemical plant engineers, producing gasholders, gas works plant and chemical plant. 600 employees. [3]

1962 Entire share capital purchased by R. T. Newsham.[4]

1967 Chairman and major shareholder Ronald Thomas Newsham, was put on trial accused of committing serious accounting fraud against the company.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 354
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, May 17, 1962
  5. The Times, October 31, 1967