Synthetic colorants, c 1900.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Synthetic colorants, c 1900.

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Five jars containing synthetic colorants. Chrom-Echtgelb 2R extra manufactured by Actien Gesellschaft fUr Anilin Fabrikation, Berlin, Germany (Agfa); Alizarine Rubinol R by Farbenfabrikation vormals Friedrich Bayer, Elberfeld stamped "manufactured in Germany"; New coccine (red) by Agfa; Diazo Brilliant Orange GR extra by The Bayer Company Ltd, Manchester; Alizarine Uranole 2B by The Bayer Company; Supramine Red 2G by Bayer, stamped "manufactured in Germany". The Bayer Company founded in 1896 was the British subsidiary of Farbenfabriken vormals Friedrich Bayer of Elberfeld, Germany. Farbenfabrikation vormals Friedrich Bayer, Elberfeld, was founded by Friedrich Bayer in 1863, became a limited company in 1881, part of I.G. Farbenindustrie AG in 1925, and refounded as Farbenfabriken Bayer AG in 1951. Part of a collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century colorants transferred from the Colour Museum, Bradford, in 1985.

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