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W. F. Stanley and Co

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Confederate CSA Pocket brass telescope.
Confederate CSA Pocket brass telescope.
February 1908.
October 1912.
November 1912.
December 1912.
January 1913.
February 1913.
1933. The Allbrit Polar Planimeter.
January 1935.
December 1929.
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June 1958.

of 286 High Holborn, London, WC. (1914); of New Eltham, London S.E.9. (1949)

of New Eltham, London, SE9. Telephone: Eltham 3836. Cables: "Turnstile, London" and "Polaris, London"

formerly W. F. Stanley, the business of William Ford Stanley.

1885 Won Gold Medal in the Inventions Exhibition.

1900 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Opticians, surveying and mathematical instrument manufacturers. Specialities: surveying, meteorological and drawing instruments, spectacles and other instruments for scientific purposes. Employees 550. [1]

By 1937 had incorporated Heath and Co

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Theodolites, Levels, Surveying Equipment Planimeters, Pantagraphs, Integrators, Drafting Machines, Drawing Instruments, Drawing Office Equipment, Binnacles, Compasses, Binoculars, Sextants, Sounding Machines, Navigational Equipment, Thermometers, Barometers, Meteorological Equipment, Optical Components, Light Engineering. (Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1068) [2]

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