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Tennants (Lancashire)

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Before 1850, Charles Tennant and Co had established offices at Dundee and Liverpool - the latter was Tennant, Clow and Co which later became Tennants (Lancashire) Ltd.

See William Hart and his son Peter Hart

1885 The Ardwick works were becoming confined by the growth of the city so new works were established at Clayton.

1914 'Chemical Manufacturers, 1, Booth Street, Manchester; Mill Street, Bradford, Manchester; and 6, Oldhall Street, Liverpool. Works Clayton, Manchester. Telegraphic Address: "Tennants," Manchester and Liverpool.'

1853 Manufacturing chemist, of Redcross St, Liverpool[1]

1930 One of the Tennant companies consolidated under the name of the Tennant Group of companies[2].

1959 Addresses: Hazelbottom Road, Cheetham, Manchester, and Stour Wharf, London E.3. Products: Acetic acif, formic acid, oxalic acid; acetate of lead; barium chloride; bichromates of potash and soda; copperas; chromic acid and other chrome products; chemicals for tanning; carbonate of potash; chromium oxide; Epsom salts, glucose; iron compounds; manganese; magnesite and magnesium chloride; methylated spirits, solvents and plasticisers.

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Sources of Information

  1. Gore's Directory of Liverpool and its Environs, 1853
  2. First Tennant Memorial Lecture, 1943, delivered by Brigadier General Sir William Alexander to the Glasgow section of the Society of Chemical Industry