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Charles Attwood and Co

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Charles Attwood and Company, glass maker and alkali maker, of Gateshead

About 1810, Charles Attwood acquired a minor share in a window glass factory at Saltmeadows in Gateshead.

About 1813 he bought out his two partners but, as a result, found himself the defendant in litigation which dragged on for nine years before it was resolved in his favour, legally though not financially.

Meanwhile he had patented a means for producing clearer glass.

1834 on the same site he started a company to make soap and alkali

1840 Attwood sold the alkali business to C. Allhusen and associates.

1845 Attwood established the Weardale Iron Co

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of Charles Attwood, ODNB [1]