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 148,111 pages of information and 233,634 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Newcastle Chemical Works Co

From Graces Guide

Revision as of 16:59, 2 December 2012 by PaulF (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

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]

See Also


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]