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Claus and Co

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of Crabtree Lane, Clayton, Manchester.

Aniline dyestuff manufacturers.

1891 Founded by William Henry Claus and Alfred Rée with Swiss backing.

Acquired Rexoll, Ltd., of Bradford, Yorks

1905 Acquired the Atlas Works of Brooke, Simpson, and Spiller, making azo dyes.

1906 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1908 Rée retired; the firm continued as Claus and Co.

1908 Sold the Atlas Works to Bronco Atlas, lavatory paper manufacturers, who operated on this site until 1967.

1916 Acquired by Levinstein.[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Saturday 30 December 1916, page 10.
  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.