Philip Harris celebrates its 200 year anniversary

Press release

Science resources supplier, Philip Harris, has begun celebrating its 200th year of business.


The brand was originally founded in 1817 by Thomas Ellis, a surgeon and Philip Harris a chemist. In 1825 they set up a shop in Birmingham’s Bull Ring and supplied science equipment for the purposes of education.


By 1835 Philip Harris had bought the business and so changed the name to simply Philip Harris as we know it today.


Philip Harris is now owned by the Findel group and provides high quality science resources both in the UK and Worldwide.


The anniversary celebrations began at the Association for Science Education (ASE) annual conference where some original products from the 19th century where displayed alongside the current range. The team really enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the legacy of the business with current and new customers. The old products especially, were a talking point creating a mix of intrigue and nostalgia. 


The anniversary will be the focal point of the brands marketing communications for the remainder of 2017.

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