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1828 Born in Nottinghamshire, son of Sydney Smith
In the early years of Sydney’s business, his two eldest sons Joseph and Samuel greatly helped their father in testing his many inventions, and he soon employed his eldest sons in turn in the business Sydney Smith
1862 The Firm’s name was changed to Smith Brothers and Co
1851 Sydney Smith 47, patent indicator maker, employing 13 men, lived in Hyson Green with Ann Smith 45, Joseph Smith 23, patent indicator maker, Samuel Smith 21, patent indicator maker, John Smith 16, patent indicator maker, Isaac Smith 11, William Smith 9, Mary Ann Smith 19, `Elizabeth Smith 14
1854 Married Sarah Doxey in Basford
1864 Sydney Smith retired from Smith Brothers and Co, handing it onto four of his sons and his son-in-law.
1891 Joseph Smith 63, brass founder, employee, lived in Nottingham with Sarah Smith 59, Norman F Smith 25
1897 Died in Nottingham