Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Engineering Instruments, Inc., Peru, Indiana, 1958
Engineering Instruments Inc. started out as the Lawrence Engineering Service in 1938, employing 10 people. The company became know for the first 25-cent slide rule. The founders, Lee and Vivian Lawrence, divorced in 1947. The company became the wife's property, who gave it the new name. It lasted another 20 years until a fire destroyed the factory. Lee went on to found a plastics factory which, among other things, produced the Etch-a-Sketch toys.
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