A History of the British Lubricants Industry

by Timothy J. Hill

The first ever academic history of a vital but little regarded branch of British manufacturing industry. Without lubricants not a single piece of machinery would move, and yet until now no-one has traced the history of lubricants, which remain an important downstream branch of the oil industry both in Britain and worldwide.

This is a full-scale scholarly history of the industry, in which the author spent most of his working life. Covering the whole period from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, it will appeal to economic and business historians, others interested in industrial history, and those engaged in the lubricants industry today.

The text is fully referenced with footnotes and bibliography, and appendices contain a large amount of newly assembled statistical data for the industry, as well as lists of constituent companies at different dates.

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Hardback, 527 pages, 3 black and white illustrations.

ISBN 978-1-898937-81-4