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D. Matthew and Son

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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:

  • John from 1814 to 1823
  • David and Henry from 1823 to 1842
  • Matthew Brothers and Borer from 1842 to 1849
  • David from 1849 to 1870
  • D. Matthew and Son from 1870 to 1910.

1910 The firm became a limited company, D. Matthew and Son Ltd, and set up a larger brush factory in Tottenham, Middlesex.

1920 The company amalgamated with S. D. Page and Sons of Wymondham, Norfolk, to form the Briton Brush Co at the Page factory in Lady's Lane. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wymondham Online