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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
1905 Advert for 'The Twin Tube' steam trap. 
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