At another small works in the immediate vicinity (of the Padeswood Oil Works), Messrs Ness and Griffiths are carrying on a coal oil distillation. Mr Ness is good enough to dispute the £4 per ton profit, and advices that he will supply the ten tons a week which these works produce at £2 per ton profit.
From Rylands Iron Trade Circular, reprinted in The Wrexham Advertiser, 6th January 1866. See full text.
PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.- BIRKBECK George Henry and James Francis Braidwood, mineral oil refiners, Padeswood, in Mold, 22d Aug.
Perry's Bankrupt Gazette, 21st September 1867
Joseph Turner, of Queens Ferry is giving up the Oil Business at Padeswood to sale by auction on Monday September 11th commencing at 11 o'clock am to the minute. The whole of costly and modern plant and machinery including retorts, condensers, revolvers, and necessary appliances, horizontal steam engine, 3ft stroke with Cornish Boiler and fittings, separators, pipes and receiving tanks, large brick covered tanks with lids and separator, large cast-iron stove etc.
Wrexham Adveriser, 2nd September 1871