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of Tottenham, Middlesex.
1773 James Smith started a small business as a brush manufacturer and wood turner in Fish Hill, London.
1807 This was taken over by H and J. Matthew, who moved the business to larger premises in Upper Thames Street, London.
The business continued in the Matthew family:
1910 The firm became a limited company, D. Matthew and Son Ltd, and set up a larger brush factory in Tottenham, Middlesex.