This Day in History: 1964-09-17

It was reported that the Industrial Extracts Ltd. factory at Toodyay was soon to be a full-scale producer of a new product – a mud thinner used for deep well oil exploration. The company had taken out a world-wide patent on the product ‘FE-8’. Industrial Extracts had a staff of 65 workers at that time.

Avon Valley news-express, 17 Sept. 1964, p.1.