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of St. Albans.
1900 Company formed from part of Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co Limited as the Marconi Company's electrical measurement instrument manufacturer
1936 Incorporated as Marconi Instruments Limited
1936 Private company.
1946 The holding of Cable and Wireless in Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co was acquired by English Electric Co. As well as the whole of the share capital in Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co, this also gave English Electric the entirety of Marconi Instruments Ltd.
1961 Manufacturers and designers of telecommunication measurement equipment, industrial electronic instruments, industrial X-Ray apparatus, diagnostic and therapeutic X-Ray apparatus and electro-medical equipment. 1,500 employees. 
1968 GEC acquired English Electric
1974 Marconi Instruments developed a spectrum analyser MI TF2370.
1998 After George Simpson took over as Managing Director of GEC in 1996, several businesses were sold including Marconi Instruments which was sold to IFR Systems of the USA. It became IFR Instruments Limited