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Smith Brothers (Leicester)

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1905. From Mechanical World Year Book.

of Batten Street, Aylestone Park, Leicester

1897 company founded by Walter Smith as a manufacturer of boilers for the shipping industry

1901 Walter Smith was a mill furnisher, an employer[1]

1905 Advert for 'The Twin Tube' steam trap. [2]

1907 Private company incorporated

1911 John Frank Smith, brother of William, was a mill furnisher(dealer) and director of a limited company. Another brother, Ralph, was an engineer's traveler and mill furnisher[3]

Principal subsidiaries:

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 census
  2. Mechanical World Year Book 1905. Published by Emmott and Co of Manchester. Advert p11
  3. 1911 census