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S. Smith and Sons (England)

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August 1945.
March 1946.
October 1951.
July 1954.
December 1960.
Oct 1962.

Maker of motor accessories, of Cricklewood and Cheltenham.

1944 The name of S. Smith and Sons (Motor Accessories), the principal company of the Smiths group, was changed to S. Smith and Sons (England) Ltd with four divisions[1]:

1947 The company had 17,000 employees with Cheltenham, the largest, having 2,500

1947 The company was a major shareholder in the new combine Kelvin and Hughes[2]

1951 Company organisation:

1953 The minority interests in Kelvin and Hughes were acquired[3]

1966 the name of the principal company of the Smiths group was changed from S. Smith and Sons (England) Ltd to Smiths Industries.

2000 Smiths Industries merged with the TI Group and as a result of that merger the company name was changed to Smiths Group plc.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 1 January 1945
  2. The Times, Jan 07, 1948
  3. The Times, Dec 16, 1953