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Smyth and Co

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Smyth and Co of Balbriggan.

Founded in 1700s.

The business popularised the type of hoisery known as "balbriggans" though a trademark for the name was never acquired. By the time of independence Smyth and Co. was owned by a local Protestant unionist family, the Whytes.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Leading Manufacturing Firms in 1920s Dublin by Frank Barry, Trinity College Dublin, September 2017