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E. Griffiths Hughes

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of Peru Street, Adelphi, Salford.

of Victoria and Cateaton Streets, Manchester; and Gravel Lane, Salford.

Manufacturing chemists.

1756 Company established.

1887 Exhibited spray pumps, insecticides and shading for glass houses.

c.1911 Kruschen Salts were introduced by E. Griffiths Hughes (Kruschen) Ltd to the British market, and to the American market by E. Griffiths Hughes, Inc.

1912 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1934 Griffiths Hughes Proprietaries Ltd was floated as a public company to acquire all the share capital of E. Griffiths Hughes Ltd, makers of Kruschen Salts, Radox Bath Salts, Karswood and other products[1].

1938 Introduction of Digestif Rennie to the UK market[2].

1950 Had 34 subsidiaries of which 27 were operating. Acquired Peter Lunt and Co of Liverpool, makers of soaps[3].

1958 J. C. and J. Field Ltd was acquired by E. Griffiths Hughes[4].

1960 Acquired by Aspro-Nicholas Ltd[5].

1961 After reorganistion of the Aspro-Nicholas group, the trading and manufacturing activities of E. Griffiths Hughes and Aspro-Nicholas in Britain would be carried out by Nicholas Products[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 5 July 1934
  2. The Times, 22 June 1938
  3. The Times, 17 August 1950
  4. The Times, 21 January 1958
  5. The Times 19 January 1960
  6. The Times, 5 April 1961
  • Battersea Industries [1].