Carnegie Chemicals (Welwyn) Ltd was founded in WGC in 1936 by Donald Carnegie, son of R. B. Carnegie who originally set up Carnegie Brothers in London in 1911. The WGC firm produced bismuth salts, chrysarobin, citrates, ephedrine, santonin and strychnine all of which were sold to and distributed by Carnegie Brothers. During WWII the government asked for a shadow company to be created to manufacture quinine from cinchona bark. To achieve this another company was formed in 1941 under the name Carnegie Quinine Works Ltd. This was followed by Carnegie Organics Ltd, then in 1953 the existing companies were amalgamated into Carnegies of Welwyn Ltd.

Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie - An Introduction To The House Of Carnegie - manufacturers of fine chemicals. This book published by the company was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie - An Introduction To The House Of Carnegie - manufacturers of fine chemicals. Photograph of R. B. Carnegie on page 2. This book was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd

Carnegie - An Introduction To The House Of Carnegie - manufacturers of fine chemicals. This book published by the company was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project. Page 4 includes this photograph of the Garden City factory c1953.

Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie - An Introduction To The House Of Carnegie - manufacturers of fine chemicals. This book published by the company was donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project. Donald Carnegie - Managing Director (photograph from page 6) had decided to start up Carnegie Chemicals (Welwyn) Ltd in 1936 having served his apprenticeship at his father's firm Carnegie Brothers in London.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie Chemicals Ltd - List of Products c1953. Kindly donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie Chemicals Ltd - List of Products c1953. Kindly donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project. Insert pasted onto back of front cover announcing the regrouping of Carnegie Chemicals (Welwyn) Ltd, Carnegie Bros (1949) Ltd, Carnegie Organics Ltd and Carnegie Quinine Works Ltd into Carnegies of Welwyn Ltd from 26th October 1953. This was done to facilitate internal organisation and improve efficiency.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
Carnegie Chemicals Ltd - List of Products c1953. Kindly donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew C as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project. This plate is titled 'Cinchona ledgeriana, from which Quinine is obtained'.
Carnegie Chemicals Welwyn Ltd
'Running Over' by John Carnegie - a personal history of the Carnegie Family including history of Carnegie Chemicals (Welwyn) Ltd. Soft cover book of 78 pages. Donated to the Welwyn Garden City Heritage Trust archive by Andrew Carnegie as part of the 'Where Do You Think We Worked?' project.
 
 
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