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1874 ESTABLISHED AS AN ANALYTICAL LABORATORY
by Samuel P. Sadtler, a professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania.

1947 PURCHASED FIRST INFRARED INSTRUMENT

1947 PUBLISHED FIRST IR SPECTRUM ON 7 X 18 INCHES McBee CARD

1955 ACCUMULATED A 10,000 COMPOUND DATABASE

1955 STARTED COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS COLLECTIONS

1956 IR PRISM COLLECTION

1961 UV COLLECTION

1965 COMMERCIAL GRATING COLLECTIONS

1966 IR GRATING COLLECTION

1966 PROTON NMR COLLECTION

1969 SADTLER FAMILY SELLS BUSINESS TO BLOCK ENGINEERING

1972 PUBLISHES FIRST HANDBOOK

1972 PUBLISHES FIRST FT-IR COLLECTION WITH PROTOTYPE OF
FIRST DIGILAB INSTRUMENT

1973 RAMAN COLLECTION

1974 FLUORESCENCE

1976 CARBON-13 NMR

1977 FT-IR ERA BEGINS

1977 VAPOR PHASE COLLECTION

1978 BIO-RAD LABORATORIES PURCHASES THE COMPANY

1980 DIGITAL SEARCH LIBRARIES

1991 SEARCHMASTER SOFTWARE

1992 300 MHz PROTON NMR COLLECTION

1996 CD-ROM PRODUCTS