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1878 Bankruptcy. '...Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by Joseph Frith Smith, of 13, Netherthorpe-street, in Sheffield, in the county of York, carrying on business in copartnership with William Aaron Smith, of Sheffield aforesaid, William Edward Smith, of Sheffield aforesaid, William Bell Kersop, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the county of the same town, Thomas Anderson the younger, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne aforesaid, and Robert Pattison, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne aforesaid, at 17(b), Meadow-street, in Sheffield aforesaid, and at No. 44, High Bridge, Newcastle-upon-Tyne aforesaid, as Bicycle Manufacturers and General Turners, under the style or firm of the North of England Bicycle Company, and the said Joseph Frith Smith heretofore carrying on business in partnership with the said William Aaron Smith, at 17(b), Meadowstreet, in Sheffield aforesaid, as Bicycle Manufacturers and General Turners, under the style or firm of W. Smith and Sons...'