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Paton Hawksley Education Limited is a leading manufacturer of diffraction gratings based in Bristol, UK, with over 60 years of experience in the industry. Founded in 1952 and incorporated as Paton Hawksley Electronics Limited in 1959, we have a long history of innovation in the field of digital measurement. Our expertise in this area led us to develop our capabilities in diffraction grating technology, which we have continued to refine and expand upon.

In recent years, we have focused on supplying the educational market with a range of specialized products. In 1994, we rebranded as Paton Hawksley Education Limited to better reflect this focus and our commitment to producing high-quality optical components for the educational sector.

Our current catalogue includes a variety of educational gratings and slides, spectroscopes, and the Star Analyser, a diffraction grating specifically designed for amateur astronomers. We are especially dedicated to meeting the needs of the educational market and strive to provide our customers with the best products and services possible.


In addition to our core product offerings, we also place a strong emphasis on research and development, constantly seeking out new and innovative ways to improve our products and meet the changing needs of the market. We believe that this commitment to innovation is what has allowed us to remain a leader in the field for over 60 years.

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