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John Smith (London Wall)

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131, 132 and 133, London Wall, E.C. Factories: 365, City Road, E.C., and 70 and 72, Ironmonger Row, London, E.C.

Wholesale Milliners

Established in 1845 by John Smith.

Incorporated as a Limited Company in 1906.

1914 Directors: G. A. Smith (Chairman), H. G. Smith, J. A. H. Smith and Mrs. A. B. Black. Staff: About 500. Specialities: High-class Millinery (Ladies' and Children's); Straw and Felt Hats; Flowers, Feathers, and Millinery Materials. Registered Trade Mark: The "Ostrich" make of Ladies' Hats.

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