Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 144,283 pages of information and 230,174 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

William Tod, Jun and Co

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

of Springfield Mill, Polton

1866 William Tod acquired the empty Sprinfield Mill; he already owned the St Leonard’s Mill in Lasswade.

1898 The company was registered on 22 June, to take over the business of paper makers of the firm of the same name. [1]

1923 "We note with interest that a Midlothian firm - William Tod, Junior, and Co claims to have perfected a process for making a new electrical insulating material from various waste products produced in its paper mills. The new substance, to be called "Indurite", is said to be superior in some respects to vulcanite or ebonite, and has been favourably reported upon by Professor Bailey, of Edinburgh."[2]

See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Paper Works By-Products The Engineer 1923/05/25