Statue of Sir Ludwig Mond
Bronze standing figure of Sir Ludwig Mond wearing a broad-rimmed hat and overcoat. Weight forward on right foot. Both hands held slightly behind back and right hand is leaning on a stick. Left hand holding sheaf of papers. Stepped granite pedestal. The statue stands opposite the works he founded in 1902 as the Mond Nickel Company, now Inco Europe.
Born in Germany, Sir Ludwig Mond (1839-1909) studied chemistry at Heidelberg University. He came to England in 1862, set up works at Winnington, Cheshire, and lived in the area for the rest of his life. In 1897 Mond developed the carbonyl process of refining nickel, introducing it later at the Clydach works.
Inscription on bronze plaque on front face of pedestal: LUDWIG MOND / F.R.S. LL.D. / BORN MARCH 7TH 1839, / DIED DECEMBER 11TH 1909.
Related works : The original, dated 1909, stands outside the first Brunner-Mond works at Winnington in Cheshire.
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