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of Beehive Foundry, Smethwick, Birmingham. Telephone: Smethwick 1251/2/3. Telegraphic Address: "Foresight, Grates, Smethwick"
1849 Company established
c1890 Special Selection and Trade Price List of the Leading Articles manufactured by Samuel Smith and Sons, Sole Manufacturers of Smith's Patent Cooking Ranges. Fully illustrated price list of cottage ranges, registers, with and without tiles, combination mantel and canopy registers, mantels, pumps, baker;s oven doors, cast window frames and hay racks.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. The long-established firm of Grate Manufacturers, Samuel Smith and Sons, Ltd., Beehive Foundry, Smethwick, once again exhibit their well-known product "Foresight" Grates on a most attractive layout. (Stand Nos. B.401 and B.300)
1938 Maker of combination grates