Perkin and Sons 1857 - 1874

Nationality:
British
based:
Greenford, Ealing, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

1856 - William Henry Perkin (1838-1907) discovers the first synthetic dye, an aniline purple, known as 'mauveine' producing the colour 'mauve'; 1857 - Perkin and Sons dyeworks, located in Greenford, West London, .beside the Grand Union (Junction) Canal to produce mauveine; 1874 - Perkin sold his factory and retired from business