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Duckworth and Co

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of Old Trafford Essence Distillery, Chester Road, Manchester.

1885 Founded as Duckworth and Kirtlan.

1887 Business partnership between William Duckworth and Samuel Kirtlan dissolved.[1]

Company begins trading as Duckworth and Co.

1896 Company moved to a new factory at Old Trafford, Manchester.

2003 Acquired by Cargill.

Manufacturers of food flavouring essences.

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