a company based in the United Kingdom, was incorporated
as a Private Limited Company in 1972 by Richard Read.
In its original format the Company was called Westair
Surveys; it owned an aeroplane and did aerial survey
work in the West Country of the United Kingdom. To help
with the expense of keeping and flying a plane, the
Company purchased a series of Antique maps by a Dutch
cartographer called J. Bleau, who published an atlas
of Britain in 1648. Westair reproduced some of these
attractive English County Maps and Maps of England,
Scotland and Wales and sold them to the Historic Houses
for sale to tourists and visitors.
the flying declined, the sale and demand for the reproduction
maps increased and more original maps were purchased
to reproduce and sell to more Historic Houses, Castles
and Museums. The aeroplane was eventually sold and the
Company concentrated its efforts into reproducing other
objects of historical interest in metalcraft, which
can be seen today. Westair subsequently dropped the
word 'Surveys' and it became Westair Reproductions Ltd.
the foundations of the metal ranges were set the Company
set up its own Centrifugal Casting division, Westair
Metal Casting. The casting operation is located at its
UK offices and casts products in lead-free pewter and
other white metals. Westair cast all their own metal
products such as miniature figures, coins and jewellery
this ensures that Westair is able to offer it's customers
the highest quality product at very competitive prices.
Reproductions Ltd., and its associated companies, has
grown into the leading company supplying historical
reproductions to Historic Houses, Castles and Museums
not only in the UK but also to over 36 other countries
around the world.