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Ogston and Tennant

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1922 Entrance to works on Aberdeen's Gallowgate.

Ogston and Tennant, soap and candle makers, of Aberdeen; aka "Soapy Ogstons"

The soap and candle works of Charles Tennant and Co Ltd at St Rollox was merged with A. Ogston and Sons of Aberdeen, to form Ogston and Tennant Ltd[1].

1898 Incorporated as a Limited Company as an amalgamation of the Soap and Candle Branch of Charles Tennant and Co., and A. Ogston and Sons.

1904 Ogston and Tennant were on Loch Street in August 13 1904 and suffered what looks like a huge fire

1911 Agreement between Lever Brothers and Ogston and Tennant that the 2 companies would work "in association"[2].

1914 Directors: A. M. Ogston (Chairman), Thomas Alexander, F. J. Tennant, James Ogston (Managing Director), William Alexander (Managing Director) and A. G. Ogston

The company became part of the Lever Group.

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Sources of Information

  1. First Tennant Memorial Lecture, 1943, delivered by Brigadier General Sir William Alexander to the Glasgow section of the Society of Chemical Industry
  2. The Times, 18 November 1911