Eaglescliffe Brand


The modern history of the Teesside chemical industry began at Urlay Nook in 1833 when Robert Wilson founded a works there to produce sulphuric acid and fertilisers.

The Eaglescliffe Chemical Co was formed in 1938. As well as sulphuric acid and fertilisers, products included copper ores, sodium and potassium bichromate, tin oxide and zinc oxide

I can remember being told about how the old process workers at the chrome plant could pass a handkerchief up one nostril and out of the other because the fumes from the process had rotted away their nasal septums.

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