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In 1901 John Pearson and Joseph Smith began to manufacture gates and fencing.  Their showrooms and offices were situated at 47 Dawson Street, Dublin.The company exported high quality ironwork to the British colonies and to South America, and their business expanded to manufacture structural steelwor
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In 1901 John Pearson and Joseph Smith began to manufacture gates and fencing.  Their showrooms and offices were situated at 47 Dawson Street, Dublin.The company exported high quality ironwork to the British colonies and to South America, and their business expanded to manufacture structural steelwork.This podcast explores the challenges and successes experienced by the company before it fell into receivership in the 1970s.  The voice of Irwin Pearson, son of John Pearson, may be heard as he recalls earlier times in the business.  He was recorded at the premises of the Irish Architectural Archive at Merrion Square, Dublin
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