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1797 the Losh family inherited a share in a coalmine on the Tyne at Walker in which a brine spring had been discovered. This provided a private source of salt for making soda. They avoided the duty on salt by evaporating the brine together with sulphuric acid, thus forming sulphate of soda
John Losh established Walker Alkali Works which he left in the charge of his brother William.
1803 Losh, Lubbren and Co (the firm of George Losh, William Losh and John Diederich Lubbren), merchants was bankrupt
Began iron-making north of the River Forth at Balgonie, near Markinch, and on the Leven, in Fifeshire.
1807 Thomas Bell (1774-1845) started work for Losh and Co
1807 Wilson became a partner in the company with John Losh