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J B Aitkin, Widnes

1.2pp. typed notes on company processes
2.Site plan 1916
3.Site plan 1939
4.Extract from Widnes weekly news of death of J. B. Aitkin 1934 5.Sketch of works muriate (ammonium chloride) plant 1916
6.Information on titles to land

Albright and Wilson, Oldbury

1.Report on visit to works by museum staff 1986
2.Letter regarding 1.
3.Reprint Chem. And Ind. August 31st 1963 regarding Research Department 4.Job assessment scheme at works 1969
5.Sales leaflet / article regarding Holmes Marine Life protection Association (owned by A and W)

Aluminium Co Ltd


Albright and Wilson Ann St. works Widnes

1.Chart of company and subsidiaries at 1956
2.Company publication on history
3.Museum notes on Co. history and artefacts in museum collection 4.Essay on company: ‘Ann St. before Albrights.’
5.Company notes about new plants in 1979
6.Essay by E Jones office manager 1933 about Widnes workers 7.List of taped interviews with process workers
8.Leaflet on works fire brigade 1952
9.Essay on works history J Smith January 1984
10.Interview with former process workers 1983
11.Various press cuttings
12.Copy from Albright news 1959 attitude about women process workers M. Hanley

Alumina Co Ltd

1.Key facts about Alcan (owner of Alumina Co Ltd)
2.Aluminium Sulphate
3.ATC 21 Use of aluminium sulphate
4.Notes on company history
5.‘The iron bridge alum works’ reprint from ICI news Feb 1952

Anglo Blackwells

1.Anglo Blackwells: company history
2.High speed steel alloys Ltd
3.‘Export awards 1983’ cutting from ‘The World’ 1985 4.Product information
5.List of photographs on loan from Co. 1982
6.List of accessioned items storied in vault
7.Report on visit to works by museum researcher 1982

Atlas Chemical Company

1.Company History and notes on James Hargreaves

Australia Alum Co. , Runcorn

1.Brief typed notes on company history
2.Ordinance survey 1927 showing site of works
3.Copy of sales leaflet

Barium chemical Ltd, Widnes

1.Correspondence with customers regarding quality of barium sulphate 2.Insurance Policies

BASF (Mersey Chemical Works)

1.Typed history of works and its various ownerships

Richard Bealey

1.Visit to Bury reference library regarding Bealey Archives 2.Letter from Gordon Rintoul Regarding Bealey Archives


1.BCR copper products brochure
2.BICC Making it work brochure
3.The BICC Group brochure

William Blythe, Accrington

1.Visit report by museum staff 1984
2.Site plan
3.Company accounts 1911-1914
4.Co. productsadvert1931
5.Internal memos regarding board meeting
6.Aerial views of factory in 1960
7.Miscellaneous office memos, receipts etc
8.Two coloured photos of plant in 1987

Thomas Bolton, Widnes

1.Letters to and from museum regarding ‘Thomas Bolton’ publication 2.Visit report: former Thomas Bolton works site 1985 by museum researcher 3.Brief typed note and company listing
4.Reprint from Metal Industry March 24, 31 1950 about copper written by Thomas Bolton’s Staff 5.Reprint from Commercial Art and Industry Oct 1932 about works

BOC Marsh works, Widnes

1.Visit by museum staff 1982
2.Visit by museum staff 1984
3.Company publicity leaflet

British Industrial Plastics, Oldbury

1.Letter from BIP to museum
2.Photocopies of two books about the history of BIP

Brunner Mond

1.List of book references
2.Report from ICI the forerunners W J Reader
3.Copy of Mond’s m/s estimates 1982
4.M/s estimate from Haber on costs of soda ash
5.List of photos and correspondences in Chester Archives
6.Company letter to trade contact 1926
7.News paper cutting
8.Extracts from Northwich Guardian 1986
9.M/s notes on company history
10.List of documents in Widnes library Research room
12.Note regarding John Brunner
13.L. Monds English Patents
14.Photocopies of photos of A. W. Tangye, Holland, Blowing engine,...
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