Rouen Chatel et Cie rue de Sotteville 1768 SIT

Site Description: 
Acid manufactory.
Type of Site
Site Category: 
Site Series: 
Site of Chemistry: 
Yes
Site of Alchemy: 
No
Laboratory: 
No
Teaching Room: 
No
Location
Pinned Location: 
Accuracy: 
Approximate
Historical Location
Historical Country: 
France
Historical City: 
Rouen
Historical Street: 
rue de Sotteville
Historical Building Number: 
between rue de Sotteville & rue d'Elbeuf
Current Location
Country: 
France
City: 
Rouen
Period of Operation
Start Date: 
1768 Dec
Pre-history: 
1768 May 21: Holker purchased the land from Pierre Francois Alexis Raffey for a rente of 1240 livres per year.
The Site
Owners/Operators: 
Physical Description: 
1768 Mar: Plans for 2 large buildings, each 360 feet x 24 feet, each containing 4 rows (100 per row) of glass globes 3.5 feet in diameter, capable of producing 7 livres of huile de vitriol per month; 2 ateliers, each 130 feet x 27 feet; a shed (hangard) and a Moulin a broyer les drogues. 1769 Mar: construction nearly complete 1772: production interrupted for 4 1/2 months to enlarge the factory and install lead chambers
Activities at the Site
Site Activities: 
Production of huile de vitriol began in Apr 1769. Production of eau forte and other drogues also planned.
Primary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
F12/1506
Detailed Reference: 
Etude Aubert. 1768 May 2: fieffe
Detailed Reference: 
1BP 200042
Secondary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
pp. 7-12
Start Year: 
1768