Reference number
  • PHE
Date
  • 1906-1967
Level
  • Collection
Description
  • Carbolic Acid Association minutes, 1906-1914; Phenol Convention/Phenol Producers' Association minutes, 1927-1951; Phenol Producers' Association minutes, 1952-1960; English Phenol Convention, 1938-1942; histories of phenol production, 1948, 1950; phenol producers' agreements, 1928-1967; Restrictive Trade Practices Act papers, 1957-1960.
    NOW MOVED TO EXTERNAL STORE AT LEAMINGTON SPA
Extent
  • 3 boxes
Admin history
  • The discovery of carbolic acid (phenol) as a distillate of tar and its subsequent use in the nineteenth century as an antiseptic was followed by its use as a raw material for picric acid, which came to be recognised as a powerful explosive, as a primary raw material for salicylates, and in connection with plastics production.
    The Anglo-German Association of German and English manufacturers, for production and price stabilisation, lasted only from 1906 to 1907; the English Association thereafter functioned separately until 1914. Wartime prices were then controlled by a committee of manufacturers, chaired by a chartered accountant.
    The English Phenol Convention was established in October 1927. The Phenol Producers' Association was faced in 1960 with the necessity to reconstitute itself after a judgement under the Trade Practices Act, 1956.
Appraisal
  • This collection has been weeded for duplicates.
Finding aids
  • An authority record exists for the Phenol Producers' Association (GB 0152 AAR2166).
Access status
  • Open
Subject
  • Explosives, Great Britain