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May 03, 2018

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The "mer" could conceivably come from "Mercer," with the universal electronic e- in front of it ...

Jan: Possible, but seems a bit of a stretch; it's more likely just a dumb portmanteau like Analtech. http://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2011/03/when-your-company-name-is-the-butt-of-a-joke.html

Oh dear, Analtech is still Analtech. I guess after 50+ years, they'll just sit on that name....oh wait, I see under "Company Info" down at the bottom of the website, they are now "Miles Scientific (previously Analtech)." Internet sniggering (that didn't exist 50 years ago) must have gotten to them.

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