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Prince Smith and Son

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1898. 18 Spindle Reducer. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill
1907. 30 Spindle Dandy. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill
Name plate.
Prince-Smith spinning frame at Coldharbour Mill
1937. Skein Winder. Exhibit at Coldharbour Mill

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[1]

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[2]

1910 Machinery. Exhibit at Bradford Industrial Museum

1920s Converted to a limited company

1927 See Aberconway for information on the company and its history

1931 Merged with Hall and Stells as Prince-Smith and Stells

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 14 January 1845
  2. The London Gazette 1 August 1865