Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 150,275 pages of information and 235,386 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Asiatic Petroleum Co

From Graces Guide

of Asia House, Great St. Helens, London, E.C.

1903 Incorporated as a Limited Company by Shell Transport and Trading Co and Royal Dutch Petroleum Company as a sales organisation to compete with Standard Oil Co.

1914 With the Anglo Mexican Co built a 1500ft jetty at Saltend, Hull

1914 Directors: Sir Marcus Samuel, (Chairman), H. W. A. Deterding (Managing Director), H. Loudon, A. J. C. Stuart, H. N. Benjamin, F. Lane, R. Waley Cohen, T. Weill, and I. Braun.

1920 On behalf of the company, Harry Ricardo and H. A. Hetherington developed a high speed petrol engine for fuel research work which was described at a meeting of the British Association[1]

Subsequently known as the Burmah-Shell Oil Storage and Distributing Company of India, which was as associate of Burmah Oil Co

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1920/09/10