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Thomas Tyrer and Co

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1949. Sterling brand.

of Stirling Chemical Works, Canning Road, Stratford, London, E15. (1922)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Maryland 2510-1. Cables: "Tyremicus, London". (1929)

Ditto Address. Telephone: Maryland 4874-8. Cables: "Tyremicus, Phone, London". (1947)

See Thomas Tyrer

Tyrer trained at the Royal College of Chemistry under Hoffmann; after he left the College he became works chemist to Messrs. May and Baker and ultimately a partner in that firm.

He devoted most of his energy and attention to the Society of Chemical Industry, with Abel, G. E. Davis, Roscoe, and Blond, and was one of its founders.

1890 He acquired the business of Messrs. Dunn and Co, manufacturing chemists of Stratford, which he continued as Tyrer and Co.

1896-7 He was President of the Society of Chemical Industry.

1907 He was Chairman of the British Pharmaceutical Conference.

"Manufacturing chemists owe in no small measure to the zeal and energy of Thomas Tyrer the drawback on spirits for exported medicaments containing alcohol, perfumery, etc., with the result that manufacturers were in a position to compete with foreign traders in these preparations. He was also largely responsible for the permission to use duty-free alcohol for research purposes at recognised teaching institutes, and for the reduction of and modification in the denaturants of industrial alcohol."

During the last few years of his life, Tyrer suffered greatly from asthma and trouble with his eyesight, but these infirmities in no way interfered with his remarkable vitality and power of work.

1918 Thomas Tyrer died.

1922 British Industries Fair Advert for Sterling Brand - Chemicals Second to None. Excellence. Reliability. Pharmaceutical. Industrial. (Stand No. A.43) [1]

1929 British Industries Fair Advert for 'Sterling Brand'. Pure, Fine and Technical Chemicals for all Industrial Purposes: Analytical Research, Pharmaceutical and Photographic Chemicals, Salts of Bismuth, Potash, Cobalt, Nickel and Copper Citrates, Acetates, Bromides, Stearates, Iodides, Ethers and Scale Preparations. (Chemicals etc. Section - Stand Nos. K.77 and K.90) [2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Sterling Brand Chemicals. Manufacturers of Pure and Technical Chemicals for Analytical, Pharmaceutical and Photographic Purposes, Salts and Bismuth, Cobalt, Copper, Nickel, Potash. Citrates, Acetates, Bromides, Stearates, Iodides, Esthers and Scale Preparations. Luminous and Fluorescent Pigments. (Chemicals Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1724) [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1922 British Industries Fair Advert ccx; and p80
  2. 1929 British Industries Fair Advert 10; and p170
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 275; and p281
  • [1] RSC - Obituary Notice