Thomas "Carbide" Willson 1860-1915 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Thomas "Carbide" Willson 1860-1915

His discovery in 1892 of a commercial process for producing calcium carbide, a chemical compound used in the manufacture of acetylene gas, earned Tom Willson the nickname "Carbide".

Location

On the grounds of his former home, 210 Vansittart Avenue, Woodstock

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Oxford

Municipality: City of Woodstock

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