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Nobel's Explosives Co Ltd, explosives and chemical manufacturers

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Alternative name(s):
  • British Dynamite Co Ltd (Formerly known as)
  • Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd, Nobel Division (Later known as)
Date: 1860-2000
  • Ardeer, Ayrshire
Functions, occupations and activities: Chemicals > Explosives | Chemicals > Chemicals and gases
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C96470 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/B2081 )
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
1860-1963: records, mainly financial and production
Glasgow University Archive Services
1877-1989: letter books, ledgers, balance sheets, corresp, laboratory reports, photographs etc
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 25431 Nobel's

See Morris & Russell, Archives of the British Chemical Industry 1750-1914,
c1880-1970: records incl accounts, promotional material and photographs
Ayrshire Archives
See Annual Return 2004
20th cent: additional records
Ayrshire Archives
See Annual Return 2009
1912-1981: manufacturing method books, specifications rtc
Glasgow City Archives
NRA 12501 Glasgow misc
1939-1941: ICI Nobel Division order books of Dumfries factory
Dumfries and Galloway Archives
See Holding Guide and Source List, p33