Rouen Chatel et Cie Eauplet 1792 ORG

Site Description: 
Sulphuric 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 District: 
Eauplet, Lescure
Current Location
Country: 
France
City: 
Rouen
Period of Operation
Start Date: 
1792
End Date: 
Approximate Date 1820
The Site
Physical Description: 
In 1794 it consisted of 2 lead chambers (50 ft x 20 ft), 4 more half this size and 4 workshops with 68 furnaces for concentrating the acid.
Activities at the Site
Site Activities: 
Sulphuric acid manufacture. They were probably also making nitric acid, at least in 1803.
Notes: 
1792 Jun 30: Jacques Chatel left Holker's company and set up his own with the financial backing of Garvey and Bunel. The company was to run until 30 Dec 1806.
By late 1794 production was much reduced. 1796 Oct: still functioning. In Nov 1796 Chatel said it was functioning fully until 1794 in a request for sulphur from the government in order to get the factory operating again.
13/4/04: Chatel ceded his share in the company to his two sons.
26/8/06: Tribunal civil, Rouen, allowed the Chatel's to buy out Bunel's 1/3 interest in the company, held by his children, for 72,000 francs.
The company survived the crash of the Rouen chemical industry in 1810/11 and continued operating after the end of the Empire.
Secondary Sources: 
Detailed Reference: 
pp. 17, 29, 34, 43-47
Start Year: 
1792
End Year: 
1820