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  1. Nature Reserve — 2018-08-23 20:30:17
    …ashire. Waterton was an early opponent of '''pollution'''. He fought a long-running court case against the owners of a soapworks which had been set up near his estate in 1839 that leaked out poisonous chemicals which severely damaged the trees…
    … in the park and polluted the lake. He was eventually successful in having the soapworks moved. {{Image url="WaltonHall.jpg" class="right" title="Walton Hall" }} == The Bird Box == He also invented the …
  2. Split the Atom — 2017-05-20 11:31:05
    … penetrate nuclei. He directed Cockcroft and Walton to build a high voltage machine he called for "a million volts in a soapbox". == Cockcroft-Walton Generator == The Cockcroft-Walton generator, a system of capacitors and thermionic rectifiers…
  3. Colgate — 2017-04-25 16:07:51
    …t in March 1798 and emigrate to Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Colgate formed a partnership with Ralph Maher to manufacture soap and candles, and William worked with them. == Independence == {{Image url="ColgateToothpaste.jpg" class="left" title="…
    …tually relocating to New York City, he worked as a candle-maker, and in 1806 he went into business for himself, selling soap, candles, and starch. After several years of financial struggle, **William Colgate & Company ** prospered in the 1820s …
    …selling Windsor toilet soaps and Pearl starch. Thirteen years after his death in 1857, the company began selling toothpaste, and in 1893 it introdu…
  4. Lever Brothers — 2017-02-07 11:33:36
    …r fathers small grocery business. A local Bolton chemist, **William Hough Watson**, had invented a new process to make soap, using glycerin and vegetable oils or palm oil, rather than tallow fat. In 1885 the brothers bought the small soap work…
    …s in Warrington making Watson a partner. == Soap == {{Image url="SunlightSoap.jpg" class="left" title="Sunlight Soap" width="300" }} They first called their product 'Honey Soap' then later named it "**Sunlight Soap**". The product sold…
  5. Procter Gamble — 2016-07-28 14:08:46
    …oyal School. His family emigrated to Canada in 1819. Eventually settling in Cincinnati, Ohio. There he apprenticed to a soap-maker before setting up his own business in the late 1828. == Chance Meeting == {{Image url="ProcterGambleSoap.jpg" c…
    …lass="right" title="Procter Gamble Soap" width="400" }} They met and later married sisters, Elizabeth Ann Norris and Olivia Norris, who had emigrated from Bel…

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