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A. Gallenkamp and Co

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1947. Muffle furnace.

of 17-29 Sun Street, Finsbury Square, London, EC2. Telephone: Bishopsgate 5704 (7 lines). Cables: "Gallenkamp, London", makers of scientific instruments and apparatus and laboratory furnishers.

1889 Exhibited scientific apparatus

c.1898 Company incorporated

1909 Issued first catalogue of scientific instruments[1]

1910 Gallenkamp and Co exhibited at the Physical Society's Exhibition[2]

1947 British Industries Fair Advert for Modern Laboratory Equipment - Laboratory Ovens. Manufacturers of Laboratory Furnaces, Ovens, Stirrers, Baths, Thermostats, Incubators, Centrifuges, Balances, Weights, Clamps, Scientific Glassware, including Graduated Benchblown, Sintered and Interchangeable Standard Ground Glass Joint Apparatus; Scientific Instruments, Laboratory Furniture, Research Apparatus. (Scientific and Optical Section - Olympia, Ground Floor, Stand No. A.1104) [3]

1963 Shares listed on London Stock Exchange[4]

1972 Acquired Griffin and George, a similar size business in the laboratory instrument field[5]

1977 Acquired by Fisons; the scientific instruments activities of the 2 groups would be strengthened by the new grouping[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Dating Scientific Instruments [1]
  2. The Times, Dec 12, 1910
  3. 1947 British Industries Fair Advert 407; and p111
  4. The Times Dec. 2, 1963
  5. The Times Sept. 29, 1972
  6. The Times July 28, 1977