Notes on the Sugar Industry of the United Kingdom

Notes on the Sugar Industry of the United Kingdom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: of the junior, were shortly after admitted into the co-partnery. Business was started in 1852 or 1853. Mr. Peter Murdoch took no active part in the management, which was throughout in the hands of Messrs. G. J. and D. Doddrell and J. B. Murdoch. This refinery was fully equipped with the then most modern "plant" for the manufacture of crystals on a large scale, including centrifugal machines for the drying of sugar, as then used by Messrs. Finzels in their large refinery at Bristol (from which the Messrs. Doddrell had come), under patents held in the names of Messrs. Finzel, Peers, and Murdoch. Kenning was carried on continuously until the building was destroyed by fire on 23rd January, 1865, after which it was rebuilt and resumed work in July, 1866. In 1869 the business was wound up. A new company, under the style of the Port-Dundas Sugar Refining Co., bought the property and began work in 1871, the managing partners being Messrs. G. J. Doddrell and J. Headman. This company carried on the business till 1877, when it was wound up. Since then there has been no sugar refined in Glasgow. Mr. Peter Murdoch died on 6th November, 1871; Mr. D. Doddrell on 28th January, 1886; and Mr. G. J. Doddrell on 19th November, 1890. Mr. J. B. Murdoch still survives; and although he has now been about thirty years out of the business, his ancestral connection with it is too interesting to pass unnoticed by me. My readers will therefore excuse a slight diversion. I have already in my first chapter stated that amongst the partners of the "King Street" Sugarhouse--which dates from about 1670--the old Glasgow historian, writing in 1736, names two Peter Murdochs, father and son: these were respectively the great-great-great grandfather and more

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