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Allan Gordon Smith

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Allan Gordon Smith (1881-1951) of S. Smith and Son

1881 Q1. Allan Gordon Smith (note the lack of hyphen) born at Wandsworth the son of Samuel Smith, Junior.

Studied clock-making in Switzerland and then returned to the family business of S. Smith and Son.

1914 Director of S. Smith and Sons. Living at Hook Farm, Aldingbourne, Sussex. Manager of the Motor Accessories Branch. [1]

1920 Director of the company [2]

1951 Obituary. Sir Allan Gordon-Smith K.B.E. D.L. Chairman of Smiths Aircraft Instruments and the parent company S. Smith and Son since 1945. Had previously been MD since 1914. [3] [4]


1951 Obituary [5]




See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Tuesday, Jul 21, 1914
  2. The Times, Tuesday, Feb 17, 1920
  3. The Times, Tuesday, Feb 13, 1951
  4. [1] Flight
  5. The Engineer 1951 Jan-Jun: Index