|Title: Centenary of the Alkali Industry 1823-1923 : One Hundred Years of Scientific & Industrial Progress
Publisher: United Alkali Company
Date Published: 1923
Specifications: HC., rebound, 71pp., 12 plates, 8" x 10", 500g.
Condition: Good, rebound with marbled covers.
Copies in stock: 1
Category: Chemical and Household Products More books in this category
Company: ICI More books about this company
Book type: Company History
Hindsight ID: 2337
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|Notes: The books opens ... "The year 1823 saw the establishment of the Alkali indsutry in this country. The founder was James Muspratt, who, with great boldness and sagacity, seized the opportunity afforded by the repeal of the Salt Tax to exploit the chemical process invented by the French scientist, Nicholas Le Blanc. The inventor himself died, poverty stricken and broken-hearted, submerged in the social chaos of revolutionary France. James Muspratt established the process in Liverpool as a manufacturing venture ; made himself a fortune, and added to his country's credit the invaluable asset of its heavy manufacturing industry." The company was later to merge with Brunner Mond, Nobel Explosives and British Dyestuffs to form I.C.I. (Imperial Chemical Industries). Illustrations include pictures of factory works at Widnes, Manchester (Wigg Fertiliser), Bristol (Netham), Gateshead (Allhusen), Glagow (St. Rollox), and London (Clyde Wharf).
Keys: Alkali Industry, Dyes, Clours, Colouring, Organic Chemistry, James Muspratt, JOhn Brock, Charles Tennant