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June 1880.

of Holt Town Oil Works, Manchester.

1864 Company established.

Supplier of Rosin, Mineral Shale, Petroleum, and Coal Tar.

1880 Exhibited their patent concentrator for dealing with night soil by the method adopted at the Manchester Health Committee's Works

1914 Manufacturers of oil, grease, varnish and chemicals; tar and resin distillers; ship chandlers. Specialities: black varnishes, colliery lubricants, motor greases, electrical lubricants. Employees 60. [1]

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