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Prentice Brothers

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Prentice's Gun Cotton Works, of Stowmarket.

1856 Business founded

1871 Explosion at Stowmarket Works. [1]

1891 The company was registered on 4 August, to acquire the business of chemical manufacturers of the firm of the same name.

1892-3 The Great Yarmouth Chemical Works were taken over. [2]

1929 In response to deterioration in the business climate, Packard and James Fison (Thetford) Limited amalgamated with 2 East Anglian competitors Joseph Fison and Co and Prentice Brothers (founded 1856); the resultant company was named Fison, Packard and Prentice Ltd.[3].


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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1871/09/15 page 183.
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. Competition Commission report [1]