Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,186 pages of information and 245,641 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

F. L. Smith

From Graces Guide
1954.

See Forbes Lugard Smith

1901 'Special cigarettes supplied by Mr. F. L. Smith, 5 Burlington Gardens, London W.[1]

1905 'Forbes L. Smith, 5, Burlington Gardens, London, maker of the Albany cigarette'[2]

1926 F. L. Smith Ltd formed by Constantine Elepterios Grogorisdes (Greek), John Slater and E. Compton. Later bankrupt.[3]

1929 Legal case re purchase of the business of F. L. Smith Ltd, of 10a Burlington Gardens and of 40a Kenley Street, London.[4]

1929 F. L. Smith Ltd claimed they first introduced Albany Cigarettes in 1929 - see 1954 advert

1954 Introduced to Great Britain 25 years ago by 'my brother and myself.' Signed A. Wix, Chairman, F. L. Smith Ltd.[5]

1962 Acquired by Gallahers.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Richmond Herald - Saturday 18 May 1901
  2. Guernsey Evening Press and Star - Monday 06 November 1905
  3. Eastbourne Chronicle - Saturday 02 November 1929
  4. Eastbourne Chronicle - Saturday 02 November 1929
  5. Evening Despatch - Friday 16 July 1954
  6. Belfast Telegraph - Wednesday 17 July 1968