James Muspratt

Person

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Date of birth
1793-08-12
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Deceased Person

Date of death
1886-05-04
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KWTopic

Disciplines
alkali industry
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james muspratt used process of nicolas leblanc (Nicolas Leblanc)
james muspratt a pal of justus von liebig (Justus von Liebig)
james muspratt used steam-hammer of james nasmyth (James Nasmyth)
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justus von liebig influenced james muspratt (Justus von Liebig, influenced)
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A method of condensing the hydrochloric acid from factory fumes was still in early development by Leblanc so, when Muspratt moved to new works in Widnes and Flint in 1850, he adopted William Gossage's invention of absorption towers. (Details)
As a result, business flourished and Muspratt became an influential employer, with a workforce of several thousand. (Details)
In 1857, he retired and left the business to his sons, four of whom became chemists. (Details)
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Person
Assessment
Muspratt was one of the main founders of the British alkali manufacturing industry.
Category
engineering and technology
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