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Biographical entry Scammell, Luther Robert (1858 - 1940)

20 March 1858
Port Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
8 April 1940
North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


Luther Robert Scammel became a partner with the pharmacist, Francis H. Faulding (qv) in 1861. The firm, F.H. Faulding & Co. Ltd, were very innovative, being the first to import chloroform, distributing cocaine preparations in 1858, producing the first olive oil from South Australian olives in 1864 and producing antiseptics ('Solyptol') in 1867.

His son, William, worked in the accounts department of the firm and moved to Sydney in about 1908 as the manager of the New South Wales branch.

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  • Donovan, Peter, 'Scammell, Luther Robert (1858-1940), Pharmaceutical Manufacturer' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, John Ritchie and Diane Langmore, eds, vol. 16 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2002), pp. 182-183. Details


See also

Rosanne Walker