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of 91 to 98 York Street, Westminster, London, SW. (1914)
of 36 Broadway, London, SW1. Telephone: Whitehall 5677 (5 lines). Cables: "Westanpar, Sowest, London". (1947)
1888 Company established.
1914 Drawing office stationers and manufacturers of mathematical and surveying instruments, engineers' photo papers etc. Specialities: photo papers for export, specially prepared sensitized papers and cloth for engineers, machine-mounted drawing papers. 
1920 Partners were C. Hanrott, H. C. Hanrott and A. A. Lovegrove (Limited Partner).
1940 March. Registered as a private company: A. West and Partners Limited - To carry on the business of manufacturers and preparers of paper for photographic printing, manufacturers of and dealers in drawing office materials, photographic, electrical, surveying and aeronautical apparatus, etc. From Flight Magazine of 11 April, 1940. 
1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Drawing Office and Surveying Equipment, "Uno" Pen Stencils and Inks for Lettering, Drawings and Plans. Planifer Materials, Experts in Photocopying and Map Mounting. Producers of the "Rectophot" Rapid Reproducer. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. E.1787) 
1965 Patent - Stencilling pens. 
1968 Patent - Stencilling pens.