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John Smith and Co

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of Traffic St, Derby (1897)

of Cotton Lane, Derby

Also see John Smith and Co (Derby)

1844 Company established by John Smith having acquired the brass foundry of Henry James

On the retirement of Sir John Smith, Draper Ottewell took over the business.

1897 Ottewell Sight-Feed Lubricator.

1899 Incorporated as a Limited Company - presumably at this point became John Smith and Co (Derby)

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