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W. H. Smith and Co

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of Manchester.

1934 Private company.

1954 Acquired by Staveley Coal and Iron Co.[1]

1961 Electrical engineers and contractors, producing electrical, electronic and process control gear. 1,000 employees. [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 02, 1954
  2. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE