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Griffin and George

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of Ealing Road, Alperton, Wembley, London.

1954 Merger of W. and J. George and Becker and Standley, Belcher and Mason based in Ealing Road, Alperton with branch offices in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh. A subsidiary, Griffin and George India Private Ltd., had a factory in Bombay, offices in New Delhi, Calcutta and Madras.

NIVOC & MICROID names were retained for basic lab essentials, glasswares, retort stands etc. (NIVOC) and education (MICROID) particularly items designed for the Nuffield curriculum

They also acquired R. and J. Beck microscopes and Engineering Laboratory Equipment

Active 1954-1999, manufacturer/supplier of science teaching apparatus

1954 Issued first catalogue of scientific instruments[1]

1958-1973 Traded at Wembley

1964 They advertised as being the world largest laboratory equipment and chemical wholesalers. By this time there are a lot of products listed made by Fisher Scientific of the USA

By 1984 was part of the scientific division of Fisons Ltd[2]

A collection of their products is held by the London Science Museum.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Dating Scientific Instruments [1]
  2. New Scientist 20 Sep 1984
  3. https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/people/cp3539/griffin-george-limited