Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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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.

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.

William Briggs (1839-1919)

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1839 Born in Nottinghamshire

Moved to the British Asphalte Co., Port Dundas (Glasgow).

1865 His experience in the chemical industry led to the establishment of his own works to distil bitumen from coal tar at Arbroath - see William Briggs and Sons


See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Archives of the British chemical industry, 1750-1914: a handlist. By Peter J. T. Morris and Colin A. Russell. Edited by John Graham Smith. 1988.