Analite Proprietary Limited

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Corporate body

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Analite Proprietary Limited

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Dates of existence

1946 - 1984


Analite Pty Ltd, a laboratory equipment manufacturing business established in 1946 by Esmond Selby, Managing Director of the Sydney office of H B Selby & Company Pty Ltd, became a subsidiary of H B Selby Australia Limited in May 1951. Among Analite’s the more notable achievements was the development of sets of one-piece non-magnetic stainless steel analytical masses, accurate enough to be certified by the National Standards Laboratory. In 1982-83 H B Selby Australia Ltd succumbed to a triple takeover, firstly by Warburton O’Donnell, then by Comeng Holdings Ltd and, lastly, by Australian National Industries (ANI). Analite continued as a subsidiary of Australian National Industries until September 1984 when, due to declining profits and competition from overseas markets, it was wound up altogether.


North Ryde, New South Wales and Notting Hill, Victoria

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Functions, occupations and activities

machinery and equipment manufacturing; glass manufacturing

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Internal structures/genealogy

Directors: Selby, Esmond John (1911-1998); Selby, Benn Atherton (1914 - 2011)

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Prepared by Margaret Avard in February 2014




Dr Samuel Furphy (2005): Selbys the Science People: A History of H B Selby Australia Limited

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