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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

George Losh

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George Losh (1766-1846), was a chemical manufacturer

1766 Born the son of John Losh (1723-1789)‎

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[1]

c1798 Married Frances Wilkinson

Lived at Saltwellside, Gateshead for some years.

Took his family to France where he learnt more chemistry, communicating with his brother William at Walker Alkali Works

Late in life returned to Newcastle where he died at age of 83


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1863/09/25
  • "The Worthies of Cumberland"