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John W. Leitch and Co

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of Milnsbridge Chemical Works, near Huddersfield.

John W. Leitch and Co of Milnsbridge were the first manufacturers of Trinitrotoluol (TNT) in the UK, having commenced making it in 1902. TNT is a derivative of coal tar.

  • 1922 Listed Exhibitor. Raw Materials and Intermediates for the manufacture of Coal Tar Dyes; Acid, Basic, Direct, Sulphur and Pigment Colours. (Stand No. A.17) [1]


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  • [1] Huddersfield Trivia