Synthetic blue colorant, c 1900.
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A jar of Blue for silk T5 B00 synthetic dye manufactured by K. oehler, Offenbach-bei-Main, Germany. oehler, which had started with picric acid in 1856, was taken over by the Griesheim-Elektron company in 1905 and hence became part of I.G. Farbenindustrie in 1925. Part of a collection of late nineteenth and early twentieth century colorants transferred from the Colour Museum, Bradford, in 1985.