Bartlett celebrates 75th anniversary
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Bartlett celebrates 75th anniversary

The Bartlett family celebrates 75 years of manufacturing success.


Bartlett Instrument Company is proudly celebrating its 75th anniversary on August 19, 2021. Bartlett Instrument Company was established in 1946 as Electric Design & Manufacturing Company in Burlington, Iowa, by Paul Bartlett and two partners. In 1967, Paul Bartlett bought Electric Design & Manufacturing with another partner. That year, the name was changed to Bartlett-Emery Instrument Company and they moved the company to a location in Fort Madison, Iowa. Over the years, Bartlett family members have worked at Bartlett Instrument Co. Today, Paul Bartlett's son, Dave, serves as the company president, and is joined in business by his wife, Jane, and daughter, Molly Dishman. 

Bartlett's mission is to design and manufacture reliable, easy-to-use, and economical embedded controls which satisfy their customers' needs. To ensure their customers remain satisfied, they provide knowledgeable, timely and personal service. Initially, they supplied meters, used for applications such as radio communications, laboratory equipment and industrial machinery. Today, Bartlett is well known for its temperature control products in both the kiln and greenhouse market.