The Machlett brand has a storied past. Founded in 1897 as E. Machlett and Son as a maker of scientific glass products, the company was a pioneer in the field of X-ray technology and collaborated with the likes of Madame Curie and other leading roentgenologists. Machlett Laboratories was created in 1934 to produce X-ray tubes, and grew to become the world leader in the field.
Company was founded
E. Machlett and Son as a maker of scientific glass products, the company was a pioneer in the field of X-ray technology and collaborated with the likes of Madame Curie and other leading roentgenologists.
Machlett Laboratories was created
To produce X-ray tubes, and grew to become the world leader in the field. Machlett’s product line expanded to include transmitting tubes, and also did contract work for the Atomic Energy Commission. The company was acquired by Raytheon Manufacturing Company, as the conglomerate sought to increase its efforts in the area of microwaves. Raytheon had received a patent for a “high frequency dielectric heating apparatus” in 1945.
Raytheon expanded their military microwave technology into commercial applications, introducing a huge microwave oven for hotel and shipboard use in 1947. The Raytheon Industrial Systems division was formed in Waltham, Massachusetts and subsequently acquired appliance manufacturer Amana.
The first home microwave was used
In 1967 the “Radarange,” the world’s first microwave oven designed for home use, was enthusiastically welcomed by the general public.
As part of a parallel universe, Penta Laboratories, another tube manufacturer, was acquired by Raytheon in 1973 and the two operated as separate divisions.
Machlett is The Innovator
In 1988 Connecticut-based Machlett, which had manufactured magnetron tubes for Raytheon’s microwave efforts, was sold to Varian and absorbed into the California-based company.
About the same time Penta spun off from Raytheon, becoming an independent entity. The company has become a primary manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of electron tubes, covering broadcast, industrial, research, military, medical and scientific applications.
Among the Top 100 Companies
Machlett Microwave stands above its competitors by offering a full range or Parts, Repairs, Upgrades, Consultations and complete Tempering and Bacon Cooking Systems. We are unique in the microwave industry because we can service any brand of system and we manufacture our own improved designed magnetron tube.
No other company provides the full spectrum of services, anywhere in the world!