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Smith Brothers (of Thrapstone)

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Messrs. Smith Bros., of Thrapston, had a small self-moving engine at the Smithfield Show in 1861, driven by chain gearing. [1]

1861 Dissolution of the Partnership between Nathaniel Smith and Robert Smith, as Engineers and Agricultural Implement Manufacturers, at the Nene Side Iron Works, Thrapston, in the county of Northampton, under the firm of Smith Brothers. All debts received and paid by Nathaniel Smith.[2]

Nathaniel Smith founded his business in Thrapston to produce agricultural implements, which later became Smith and Grace

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Sources of Information

  1. Steam Locomotion on Common Roads by William Fletcher. Published 1891.
  2. London Gazette 3 September 1861