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c.1830 Born in Manchester, 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
1864 Sydney Smith retired from Smith Brothers and Co, handing it onto four of his sons and his son-in-law.
Early 1880s: A disagreement on policy led to 3 of the brothers eventually severing their connections with the business
1881 Samuel Smith 50, brass founder (master), lived in Sherwood, Notts, with Hannah M. Smith 43, William S. Smith 15, Frank S. Smith 14, Annie F. Smith 12, Harry S. Smith 11, Millicent M. Smith 9, Ernest T. Smith 7, Dora M. Smith 5, Maurice G. Smith 4
1891 Samuel Smith 60, brass founder, employer, lived in Nottingham with Hannah M Smith 53, Frank S Smith 24, employer, Anne F Smith 23, Henry S Smith 21, brass finisher, Mildred Smith 19, Ernest Smith 17, hosier's apprentice, Dola Smith 15, Horace Smith 14, Frederic Smith 7
1895 Died in Nottingham