The firm of Slater & Co, are listed in the 1865 Coal Commission report as operating works at Burslem equipped with 36 retorts. The Stanfield Oil Works were auctioned in May 1868 following the bankrupcy of the company.
Wanted to hire or purchase, one or two enclosed water-tight canal boats for conveying a liquid. Address stating terms to Slater & Co., Oil Works, Burslem, 30th December 1864.
The Birmingham Daily Post, 30th December 1865
In re Slater, Ford and Simpson, paraffin oil makers. - Meeting for last examination. Mr Griffin appeared for the trade assignee. Only the bankrupts Ford and Simpson put in an appearance, Slater having absconded. The balance sheet had not, for unavoidable circumstances, been filed, and the meeting was therefore adjourned til 22nd May.
The Birmingham Journey, 25th April 1868
THIS is to give notice, that the Court acting in the prosecution of a Petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy, filed in the Birmingham District Court of Bankruptcy, at Birmingham, on the 10th day of February, 1868, against Robert Rammage Slater, George Beardmore Ford, and Samuel Simpson, all of Burslem, in the county of Stafford, Paraffin Oil Makers and Copartners, trading under the style or firm of Slater and Co., the said George Beardmore Ford, also carrying on business as account, as an Architect and Surveyor, at Burslem aforesaid, did, on the 22nd day of May, 1868, grant the Discharge of the said George Beardmore Ford and Samuel Simpson; and that such Discharge will he delivered to the bankrupts, unless an appeal he duly entered against the judgment of the Court, and notice thereof he given to the Court.
The London Gazette, 10th November 1868