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Mr. Thomas Kingsford

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President

Oswego County Historical Society
 
Background

Employment History

  • Chemist
    William Colgate & Company
  • Superintendent
    William Colgate & Company
  • President
    First National Bank
  • President
    Oswego City Savings Bank

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    T. Kingsford & Son
6 Total References
Web References
Canal Fest
www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com, 11 Oct 2012 [cached]
Thomas Kingsford was a chemist with William Colgate & Company and invented a process for manufacturing corn starch which was superior to any other on the market and sold the world over. Located on the Varick Canal, the Oswego Starch Factory was the largest of its kind in the world and the leading employer in 19th century Oswego. A life-long resident of Oswego, White has worked as the Oswego County Historian and records administrator and archives clerk. He currently serves as the president of the Oswego County Historical Society, which owns and operates the Richardson-Bates House Museum, an Oswego landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Probably the arrival of Mr. ...
history.rays-place.com, 7 Jan 2009 [cached]
Probably the arrival of Mr. Kingsford and his son, Thomson, a practical machinist, and the erection of their little plant, caused little excitement in Oswego, where all attention was focused on the lake front, but in less than a year the annual output of the Kingsford plant had jumped to 1,327,000 pounds and long before the Civil War Oswego starch was known throughout the length and breadth of the land.
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Thomas Kingsford, who came to Oswego in 1848, to establish T. Kingsford & Son, starch makers, was a native of England, who had come to America in 1831 and found employment in a starch factory. The growth of the industry which he later established in Oswego was almost unprecedented, and in the course of time as many as 700 men were employed in the various Kingsford enterprises. He held many positions of trust, was presidential elector in 1864, was one of the early owners of Ames Iron Works, was the first president of the Oswego City Savings Bank, was the first president of the First National Bank, was one of the original incorporators of the Oswego Water Works Company and one of the first presidents of the Oswego Gas Light Company, to name only a few of the many enterprises in which he was engaged.
Industries - Business History of Industries - Business History Books
www.businesshistory.com [cached]
1842 - Thomas Kingsford, former superintendent of William Colgate & Co. wheat-starch factory, isolated starch from kernels of corn; perfected process, made pure laundry starch from corn; 1846 - "T.
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Kingsford and Son", corn starch merchant, established in Bergen, NJ; 1891 - corn milling plant (later called Argo Manufacturing) incorporated in Nebraska; 1892 - introduced ARGO Corn Starch; 1899 - Argo, Kingsford's, two other starch companies merged, formed United Starch Company (forerunner of The Corn Products Refining Co.); 1900 - acquired by National Starch Co.; 1906 - became Corn Products Refining Co.; January 26, 1915 - registered "ARGO" trademark first used January 1, 1891 (corn starch); October 19, 1915 - National Starch Co. registered "Kingsford's" trademark first used in 1848 (corn starch).
http://www.argostarch.com/images/hist_1842Pic.jpg Thomas Kingsford- Oswego Starch Factory (http://www.argostarch.com/images/hist_1842Pic.jpg)
1842 - Thomas Kingsford, ...
www.businesshistory.com [cached]
1842 - Thomas Kingsford, former superintendent of William Colgate & Co. wheat-starch factory, isolated starch from kernels of corn; perfected process, made pure laundry starch from corn; 1846 - "T.
...
Kingsford and Son", corn starch merchant, established in Bergen, NJ; 1891 - corn milling plant (later called Argo Manufacturing) incorporated in Nebraska; 1892 - introduced ARGO Corn Starch; 1899 - Argo, Kingsford's, two other starch companies merged, formed United Starch Company (forerunner of The Corn Products Refining Co.); 1900 - acquired by National Starch Co.; 1906 - became Corn Products Refining Co.; January 26, 1915 - registered "ARGO" trademark first used January 1, 1891 (corn starch); October 19, 1915 - National Starch Co. registered "Kingsford's" trademark first used in 1848 (corn starch).
http://www.argostarch.com/images/hist_1842Pic.jpg Thomas Kingsford- Oswego Starch Factory
1842 - Thomas Kingsford, ...
www.businesshistory.com [cached]
1842 - Thomas Kingsford, former superintendent of William Colgate & Co. wheat-starch factory, isolated starch from kernels of corn; perfected process, made pure laundry starch from corn; 1846 - "T.
...
Kingsford and Son", corn starch merchant, established in Bergen, NJ; 1891 - corn milling plant (later called Argo Manufacturing) incorporated in Nebraska; 1892 - introduced ARGO Corn Starch; 1899 - Argo, Kingsford's, two other starch companies merged, formed United Starch Company (forerunner of The Corn Products Refining Co.); 1900 - acquired by National Starch Co.; 1906 - became Corn Products Refining Co. January 26, 1915 - registered "ARGO" trademark first used January 1, 1891 (corn starch); October 19, 1915 - National Starch Co. registered "Kingsford's" trademark first used in 1848 (corn starch).
Thomas Kingsford - Oswego Starch Factory (http://www.argostarch.com/images/hist_1842Pic.jpg)
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