Howard & Sons

From London's Ghost Acres

Pharmaceutical and chemical company established in the early 19th century. In 1807 a factory was established in Stratford, which operated until 1914, when operations were moved to Ilford. Before the First World War, the firm had produced mainly inorganic chemicals for pharmaceutical use, such as cocaine, ether, borax, citric acid, and most importantly, quinine to treat malaria. After the First World War, production grew to include organic substances: solvents, plasticisers, and other chemicals for many different industries, in addition to pharmaceuticals which had been traditionally imported, such as aspirin. The works at Stratford were demolished in 1931, and the company was eventually acquired by Laporte Industries in 1961


1805 to 1961

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