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of Stephen Street, London.

1961 Manufacturers, distributors and exporters of patented office and drawing office supplies, office machines, stapling machines and staples, carbons, ribbons and stencils. 1,000 employees. [1]

1980 Acquired Cumberland Graphics and Cumberland Pencils including a factory in Keswick; the products would be marketed by Rexel, the main subsidiary.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times, Nov 07, 1980