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F. E. Becker and Co

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1917. WWI wrist/foot! altimeter in brass case.
1917. WWI altimeter in brass case. Possibly calibrated on 18/01/1917 rather than made. AID 344 inscribed on back of case.

F. E. Becker and Co of 17/29 Hatton Wall, London, EC1. Telephone: Holborn 1436. Telegraphic Address: "Becker, Hatton Wall, London"

Established 1872.

1872 First catalogue issued of scientific instruments.[1]

1897 Taken over by W. and J. George but continued to trade under original name[2] until the 1940s

1913 See also 1913 Becker's Physical Apparatus

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Laboratory Equipment for all branches of Industrial Research, and routine Tests. Makers of Scientific Instruments, "Nivoc" Analytical Balances, Lampblown Glassware, Thermometers, and Apparatus for Gas, Tar, and Oil Testing, etc. (Stand No. Cb.715) [3]

1940s Adopted the name W. and J. George and Becker

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