Cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Made:
circa 1900-1926 in England
manufacturer:
British Dyestuffs Corporation Limited
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Section of a Dye cabinet, labelled British Dyestuffs Corpn
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Dye cabinet, labelled British Dyestuffs Corpn
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dye cabinet, labelled British Dyestuffs Corpn. Eleven oak drawers originally containing 141 dyes, lists of direct cotton colours, acid colours, chrome colours, basic colours, sulphur colours and vat colours attached to doors. Of 120 phials of dye powder 5 are missing and 2 are replacements. Of 21 stoppered jars of liquid dyes only 5 remain.

Details

Category:
Industrial Chemistry
Object Number:
1979-132
Materials:
oak, brass, gold plated, paper, glass, metal, sealing wax, synthetic dye and wood
Measurements:
overall (cabinet): 925 x 535 x 195 mm
type:
synthetic dyes, dye cabinets and dyes
credit:
University College London

Parts

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 15 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps. 1. Chlorazol Black E. Extra 2. Chlorazol Black B.H. 3. Chlorazol Black D.V. 4. Chlorazol Black F.F.H. 5. Chlorazol Fast Black B.K. 6. Chlorazol Black S.D. 7. Chlorazol Blue B. 8. Chlorazol Blue R.W. 9. Chlorazol Sky Blue F.F. 10. Chlorazol Dark Blue B. 11. Chlorazol Blue 2R. 12. Chlorazol Green B.N. 13. Chlorazol Green G. 14. Chlorazol Green P.L. Conc. 15. Chlorazol Violet W.B.X.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 14 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps (one bottle appears to be missing). 16. Chlorazol Violet R. 17. Chlorazol Violet N. 18. Chlorazol Fast Pink B.K. 19. Chlorazol Pink Y. 20. (missing?) Chlorazol Pink R. 21. Benzopurpurine 4B Conc.(new) 22. Chlorazol Fast Red F.G. 9202K. 23. Chlorazol Fast Red K. 24. Congo Red W. 25. Congo Rubinc. 26. Chlorazol Brown G. 27. Chlorazol Brown M. 28. Chlorazol Brown G.M. 29. Chlorazol Fast Brown R.K. 30. Chlorazol Brown L.F.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 14 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps (one bottle appears to be missing). 31. Chlorazol Drab B.H. 32. Chlorazol Fast Orange D. 33. Chlorazol Orange R.N. 34. Chlorazol Fast Orange A.G. 35. Chlorazol Yellow A.G. 36. Chlorazol Fast Yellow 5G.K. 37. Chlorazol Fast Yellow B. 38. Chlorazol Fast Yellow F.G. 39. Chrysophenine G. 40. Titan Yellow G. (in small bottle) 41. Primuline Extra 42. Napthalene Black 12B. (missing?) 43. Coomassie Fast Black B. 44. Coomassie Wool Black E.S.N. 45. Nigrosine G. Crystals.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 15 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps. 46. Nigrosine S.S. 47. Nigrosine S.C. 48. Coomassie Navy Blue 2R.N.X. 49. Coomassie Navy Blue G.N.X. 50. Soluble Blue 3M. 51. Durasol Acid Blue B. 52. Alkali Blue 4B. 53. Indigo Carmine X. 54. Induline A. Crystals. 55. Induline 5B. 56 Lissamine Blue B. 57. Disulphine Blue A. 58. Wool Blue 3R. 59. Coomassie Asid Blue R.L. 60. Lissamine Green B. (bottle may be broken?)

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 15 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps. 61. Acid Green B. 62. Napthol Green B. 9211K. 63. Alizarine Cyanine Green F. Powder. 64. Coomassie Violet R. 65. Coomassie Violet A.V. 66. Lissamine Violet R.R. 67. Milling Violet H. 68. Cardinal Red J. 69. Carmoisine W.S. 70. Coomassie Milling Scarlet G. 71. Lissamine Red 6B. 72. Milling Scarlet 5B. 73. Azo Geranine G. 74. Acid Orange G. 75. Metanil Yellow Y.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 14 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps (one bottle appears to be missing). 76. Citronine R. Conc. 77. Napthol Yellow F.Y. 78. Acid Yellow 85539. 79. Solochrome Black T. 80. Solochrome Black 6B. 81. Era Chrome Dark Blue B. 82. Gallocyanine B.D. Powder. 83. Fast Chrome Blue R. 84. Fast Chrome Blue G. 85. Gallenine L. Powder. 86. Solochrome Red B. 87. Alizarine Yellow L. 88. Solochrome Yellow Y. (missing?) 89. Methylene Blue 2B. 90. New Methylene Blue S.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 14 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps (one bottle appears to be missing). 91. Acronol Brilliant Blue. 92. Turquoise Blue G. 93. Malachite Green Crystals A. Conc. 94. Brilliant Green Crystals Y. 95. Methyl Violet 10B. 96. Methyl Violet 2B. 97. Tannin Pink C. 98. Magenta Small Crystals. 99. Cerise 7945B. 100. Eosine Y.S. 101. Safranine T. Conc. 102. Bismark Brown R. 100s. (missing?) 103. Bismark Brown G. 104. Chrysoidine Y.R.P. 105. Acridine Orange L.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Shallow drawer from dye cabinet, containing 14 dyes in glass bottles with metal caps (one bottle appears to be missing). 106. Auramine O. 107. Thionol Black G.S.X. Conc. 108. Thionol Black X.X.N. Conc. 109. Thionol Blue 2B. 110. Thionol Sky Blue P.R.X. 111. Cross Dye Green B. 112. Cross Dye Green 2G. Conc. (missing?) 113. Thionol Brown O. 114. Thionol Brown G.M. 115. Thionol Corinth R.B.X. 116. Thionol Yellow G.R. 117. Thionol Yellow R. 118. Duranthrene Olive G.L. Powder. 119. Duranthrene Brilliant Violet R. Powder. 120. Indigo L.L. Powder.

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Deeper drawer from dye cabinet, with space for 7 dyes bottles. Drawer contains 2 dyes in larger glass bottles (5 appear to be missing). 121. Anthracine Blue B.D.G. Paste (missing?). 122. Alizadine Brown M. Paste (missing?). 123. Anthracene Brown W.L.P. Paste. 124. Alizadine Orange M. Paste (missing?). 125. Duranthrene Blue R.D. Extra Paste (missing?). 126. Duranthrene Dark Blue B.O. Paste (missing?). 127. Duranthrene Blue C.C. Paste

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Deeper drawer from dye cabinet, with space for 7 dyes bottles. Drawer contains 0 dyes. All lacking: 128. Durindone Blue 4B. Paste. 129. Durindone Blue 6B. Paste. 130. Duranthrene Olive R. Paste. 131. Duranthrene Red Violet 2R.N.Paste. 132. Duranthrene Claret B. Paste. 133. Duranthrene Red B.N. Paste. 134. Durindone Red B. Paste

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Drawer from a cabinet of synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Deeper drawer from dye cabinet, with space for 7 dyes bottles. Drawer contains 5 dyes in larger glass bottles (2 appear to be lacking). 135. Durindone Red Y. Paste. 136. Durindone Red 3B. Paste. 137. Durindone Scarlet R. Paste (lacking). 138 Duranthrene Brown B. Paste (lacking). 139. Duranthrene Golden Orange Y. Paste. 140. Duranthrene Yellow G. Extra Paste. 141. Indigo L.L. 2R. Paste

Cabinet for synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Cabinet for synthetic dyes, British Dyestuffs Corp, 1870-1926

Dye cabinet, wooden, labelled British Dyestuffs Corpn. oak. List of the (original) contents are pasted inside the cabinet doors: Direct Cotton Colours, Acid Colours, Chrome Colours, Basic Colours, Sulphur Colours, Vat Colours

Measurements:
overall: 925 mm x 535 mm x 195 mm,
Materials:
oak (wood) , brass (copper, zinc alloy) and paper (fibre product)
Object Number:
1979-132 Pt13
type:
cabinet