A young man named Armstrong, a clerk in the employ of Messrs. Gibson and Co., of Ramsey, Isle of Man, placed against his tougue a cork which was saturated with a poisonous chemical used in destroying the bad smell arising from paraffin oil. The consequence was that he was seized with all the symptoms of poising and died in great agony.
Ulverston Mirror and Furness Reflector 22nd November 1862
To OIL REFINERS.—A Gentleman practically acquainted J. with the Distilling and Refining of Coal Oil, seeks an APPOINTMENT.—Address, H. T. Smith, Oil Works, Ramsey, Isle of Man.
The Staffordshire Advertiser 10th December 1864