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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

John Smith and Sons

From Graces Guide
July 1898.

Midland Clock Works, Queen Street, Derby.

1856 Business established[1]

1933 Acquired William Potts of Leeds

1967 Acquisition of J. B. Joyce and Co of Whitchurch completed

1982 Acquired G. and F. Cope of Nottingham

1970s Converted many clocks to electric motors made by the company.

2012 Acquired James Ritchie and Son of Edinburgh.


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Sources of Information

  1. Observer 24 May 2020
  • [1] Smith Group