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of Edge Lane, Fairfield, Droylsden, Manchester.
c.1818 Established by Barratt Sellars, who traded in his own name at Bank Top, off London Road, Manchester.
A few years later, when the business had considerably expanded and the fumes from the acids, etc, became a nuisance in the neighbourhood, Sellars was compelled to move the works.
His son, John Sellars, established a works at Fairfield at a later date, and traded as The East Lancashire Chemical Co., which name has been used by the family for three generations.
1882 The company's manure works were at Sutton
1914 Principal: B. Carrington Sellars, great-grandson of the founder.