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Hopkin and Williams

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of 16 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London, EC1. (1922)

of 16 and 17 Cross Street, Hatton Garden, London, EC1. Telephone: Holborn 6884-5. Cables: "Cerium, Smith, London". (1929)

1888 Howards and Sons acquired Hopkin and Williams, of Wandsworth, who made photographic chemicals, in the same year that Kodak launched their camera.

1914 Hopkin and Williams, the Volker Lighting Co., and Howards and Sons Ltd jointly established Thorium Ltd to make thorium nitrate for gas mantles.

1922 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fine Chemicals; Guaranteed Chemical Re-agents; Radio-Active Substances; Meso-Thorium; Uranium Salts; Sodium Uranate; Barium Sulphate for X-ray Diagnosis. (Stand A.44) [1]

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Fine Chemicals; Guaranteed reagents for Analytical and Technical Application; Organic Chemicals for Research purposes; Indicators; Pure Zinc and Acids for Forensic purposes; Cobalt, Chromium and Uranium Salts. (Stands K.94 and K.101) [2]

1947 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Fine Organic and Inorganic Chemicals; Indicators; Stains. "Analar" Analytical Re-Agents with Guaranteed Limits of Impurities conforming to Published Specifications. Also as Publishers of: "Re-Agents for Organic Analysis"; "Re-Agents for Metals"; "Analar Standards". (Olympia Stand A.1090) [3]

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