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Morgan Crucible Ltd, Battersea

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0347 D90
Held at: Wandsworth Heritage Service
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Full title: Morgan Crucible Ltd, Battersea
Date(s): 1819-1958
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Please contact the Archive for further information
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The company was set up by five Morgan brothers who imported crucibles from Germany. Following the 1851 Great Exhibition they won a contract to import the new American crucibles. In 1856 they bought the manufacturing rights from the American company and opened a small factory in Battersea. In 1857 the company was called the Patent Plumbago Crucible Company and they exhibited their new range of crucibles at Crystal Palace. The company expanded and the name was changed to the Morgan Crucible Company in 1872. The company also produced ceramic fibres, carbon brushes and other goods.


Scope and content/abstract:

Company records, including plans of works, deeds, leases and related documents, annual reports, magazines, and publications including sales brochures.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

This material is only available in the Wandsworth Heritage Service search room at Battersea Library. Please contact Heritage Service staff for more information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

The contents of this catalogue are in the copyright of the place of deposit; Rights in the Access to Archives database are the property of the Crown.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Other company records are at London Metropolitan Archives.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Finding aid created by export from CALM v8.0.2.40 Archives Hub EAD2002. Entry amended by Barbara Ball

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
April 2010

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