THE Copartnership trading in Glasgow as Manufacturing Chemists and Asphalters, under the Firm of GEORGE MILLER & CO., (of which the Subscribers were sole Partners,) has been of this date, and of mutual consent, DISSOLVED, by the retirement therefrom of the Subscriber, Robert Binning. The Subscriber, George Miller, who is to continue in Business in the same premises, is authorised to collect the debts due to the former Company, and will liquidate its debts and obligations. GEO. MILLER. ROB. BINNING. (ADAM PATERSON, Witness), (DAVID D. BALFOUR, Witness) October 1, 1863.
The Edinburgh Gazette, 2nd October 1863
Yesterday, upwards of 80 of the employees of Messrs Robert Binning & Son, sat down at their Chemical Works, Blochairn, to a supper provided by the company in honour of the marriage of Robt. Binning, Esq. which took place in London yesterday. The chair was ably filled by Mr. Spencer, the manager of the works, supported by Mr. James Binning. The toasts proper for the occasion were proposed and heartily responded to. Song and sentiment prevailed, and the evening was spent most harmoniously. The company dispersed at a seasonable hour, highly gratified with the entertainment so handsomely provided.
The Glasgow Herald 19th January 1866
The jury retired, and after consulting for about three quarters of an hour, they returned the following verdict :—" We are of opinion that Mary and John Stokoe and two others came by their deaths by tbe upsetting and breaking of bottle containing two gallons of diamond oil, the same igniting from the fire. Also that the patentees, Robert Binning and Son, and their agent in Newcastle, Mr. Logan, have been highly negligent in not giving proper precautions to purchasers of the dangerous nature of the oil; and we consider the handbill published by the manufacturers calculated to mislead the public. We consider the oil, from its highly inflammable character, to be unfit for domestic use. We beg call the attention of the police, and the county magistrates to the illegality of moving such dangerous compounds.
The Morpeth Herald, 26th September 1868