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  • Special Metals, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    in Delaware on March 22 1961 On June 1 1961 it acquired the business and properties of the metals division of Kelsey Hayes Company for 5 5 million in cash and 1 5 million in notes Special Metals Inc produced high temperature metal alloys for jet aircraft engine parts In January 1965 Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation acquired Special Metals for 96 311 shares The deal was valued at approximately 4

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  • Sperry Rand Corporation - Lehman Brothers Collection
    and two for each share of Remington Rand common stock Both Sperry Rand and Remington had innovative roots and were created in the early part of the twentieth century The history of Sperry dates to 1910 when Elmer A Sperry an inventor and businessman founded Sperry Gyroscope Company a maker of gyrocompasses and other directional finding devices In 1930 Sperry Gyroscope working closely with Lt James Doolittle developed an artificial horizon and the aircraft directional gyro which quickly were used aboard airmail planes and the aircraft of the fledgling commercial airlines TWA was the first commercial buyer of these two products The company became the Sperry Corporation in 1933 By the 1950s Sperry was described as a major producer of electro mechanical and hydraulic devices electronic instrumentation and gyroscopes The origin of Rand stems back to the early 1920s when James H Rand Jr built a 10 million business based on his father s patented record keeping system called the Rand Kardex office machine business In 1927 his company Rand Kardex merged with four other companies Remington Typewriter Dalton Adding Machine Company Powers Accounting Machine Corporation and the Safe Cabinet Company The new company was called Remington Rand In 1945

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  • Standard Brands Incorporated - Lehman Brothers Collection
    1863 by two druggists Thomas Biddle and Joseph Hoagland who developed the idea of mixing baking soda and cream of tartar in a premixed container so that homemakers did not need to do it themselves Their product was called Royal Baking Powder and the business grew rapidly after its introduction In 1873 the company was incorporated and in 1899 the headquarters was moved to New York The company introduced Royal gelatin desserts in 1925 In 1863 two Boston coffee and tea merchants Caleb Chase and James Sanborn combined their efforts to form a single company Chase Sanborn In 1878 their company became the first to pack and ship roasted coffee in sealed cans During the 1930s the companies that comprised Standard Brands continue to introduce new products and new ways to market their goods both in the United States and in new markets abroad Fleischmann s yeast was advertised on a nationwide radio program called Bakers Broadcast In 1934 Chicago held a Century of Progress World s Fair at which Fleichmann sponsored an exhibit for the baking industry Fleischmann began selling products in Ecuador and the Philippines in 1935 and in Colombia in 1938 When the New York World s Fair opened in 1939 Standard Brands had its own pavilion displaying its largest exhibition ever During the 1940s Royal Baking introduced Royal Tapioca and Fleischmann introduced its Preferred blended whiskey and bought the Davies County Distilling Company of Kentucky a producer of bourbon Standard bought the Standard Margarine Company of Indianapolis in 1942 adding to the company s expanding list of products The years after World War II and through the 1950s represented a time of accelerated growth and development Fleischmann Uruguaya Inc began operations in 1946 and in the following year Standard Brands International was formed as a wholly

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  • State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority - Lehman Brothers Collection
    the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority Lehman Brothers Collection State of Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority List of Deals 1971 10 950 000 revenue bonds Waterbury

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  • Stop & Shop, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Century Business Archives Home About This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers Stop Shop Inc Lehman Brothers Collection Stop Shop Inc List of Deals 1960 625 000 shares of

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  • Systems Engineering Laboratories, Incorporated - Lehman Brothers Collection
    to produce digital computers for the high speed acquisition and control of real time data The company s sales grew rapidly from 1 0 million in 1962 to 5 3 million in 1965 to 6 2 million by 1966 Systems Engineering went public in March 1966 through an offering of 240 000 shares at 4 50 per share The proceeds from the sale were used to repay in full the

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  • Tektronix, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Hewlett Packard Philco Radio Corporation RCA Laboratories Division Westinghouse Electric Company and AT T Bell Laboratories In 1948 Tektronix also sold its first oscilloscope overseas to the L M Ericcson Telephone Company of Sweden By 1950 the company s annual sales surpassed 1 million Tektronix began manufacturing its own cathode ray tubes when it could not get the quality Vollum wanted for his oscilloscopes Vollum also conceived the idea of a basic oscilloscope that could be adapted with plug in devices rather than special oscilloscopes for different applications The plug in oscilloscopes introduced in 1954 were an instant success In 1956 Tektronix passed Du Mont for leadership in the market Tektronix s revenues grew 4 000 percent during that decade rising to 43 million in sales by 1960 It was also during the 1950s that Tek culture began to take shape Before the company was founded Murdock had insisted that future employees would be treated with respect everyone would be on a first name basis and there would be no perks for executives Murdock even discussed the ideal size for a company to maintain a casual family atmosphere which was no more than a few dozen people The company provided medical coverage profit sharing and other benefits to its employees Tektronix went public in 1963 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange the following year The company continued to introduce more advanced testing equipment and by 1969 Tektronix controlled 75 percent of the world s market for oscilloscopes By that time the company s sales had reached 148 million In the latter portion of the decade Tektronix was not a favorite among financial experts There were growing indications that Tektronix s dependence on basically one product was a dangerous strategy Equally troubling was that the company had little

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  • Teradyne, Inc. - Lehman Brothers Collection
    Business Archives Home About This Collection Using the Business Records Using the Deal Books Chronology Company Industry Glossary History of Lehman Brothers Teradyne Inc Lehman Brothers Collection Teradyne Inc List of Deals 1970 public offering of 425 000 shares of

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