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1929. Photo-Developing Machine.

of Loughton, Essex, maker of copying machines.

of 1 Central Buildings, Westminster.(1929)[1]

of Clarence House, 4 Central Buildings, Westminster, London, SW1 (1937)

1927 Company founded.

1928 Private company.

1937 Sensitized plan-copying material manufacturers. [2]

1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers.

1942 Company made public.

1961 Manufacturers of dry developed sensitized paper, opaque and tracing cloths, photoprinting and developing machinery; office document copying equipment and materials. Also pre-sensitised litho-plate and microfilming materials and equipment. 850 employees. [3]

1964 Took over Block and Anderson[4]. Linked with Smith-Corona Marchant Inc of USA to market electrostatic copiers in the Britain through Block and Anderson[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1929/09/13
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, Oct 08, 1964
  5. The Times (London, England), Monday, Dec 14, 1964