Context lost

A desolate, abandoned business-equipment shop in Marquis Street, Belfast.

How will we ever know for what "UBE" stood and who was its proprietor? I did look on the Companies House register without success, as they do not track trading names.

I suppose an old copy of the Yellow Pages might bring elucidation, but are those archived anywhere?

"School requisites" is a phrase that I really should use more often.