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of Burlington Shed, Keighley, maker of textile machinery for the entire field of wool-combing, drawing and spinning.
Had reputation for machines of the highest quality
Late 18th century: Firm founded by William Smith
1845 Lawrence Smith retired from the Partnership with William Smith, James Smith, William Smith the younger, Prince Smith, and George Smith, all of Keighley, Machine Makers and Whitesmiths, carrying on business together, under the style or firm of William Smith and Sons
1865 The Partnership between James Smith, William Smith, Prince Smith, and George Smith, as Machine Makers, at Keighley, in the county of York, under the style or firm of William Smith and Sons, was dissolved by mutual consent
1910 Machinery. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum
1920s Converted to a limited company
1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history