Clyde Wharf Sugar Refinery
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The sugar refinery at Clyde Wharf in Silvertown began producing sugar in 1864. It was, at the time, the largest and most profitable sugar refinery in London; producing up to 2 thousand tons of sugar per week. Interestingly, it was also capable of producing small amounts of potash from the crude solutions of sugar. Ultimately, the Clyde Wharf refinery would not survive into the 20th century as the other refineries at Silvertown, as stiff competition from cheaper German sugar forced it to cease production in 1886. It was ultimately destroyed in a fire in 1893.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Duncan_%28art_collector%29 http://archive.org/stream/sugarcanebeetobj00martuoft/sugarcanebeetobj00martuoft_djvu.txt https://books.google.ca/books?id=gEkDAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA500&lpg=PA500&dq=clyde+wharf+suga&source=bl&ots=i6tfn4NAni&sig=gaNiQnu9U1HjWH68j4AA3W7S8-Y&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBmoVChMIht699Nb-xwIVDaKICh3P8wLZ#v=onepage&q=clyde%20wharf%20suga&f=false http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/James_Duncan
1864 to 1886
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