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In 1934 Honeywell’s industrial product range was substantially increased by the acquisition of the “Brown Instruments Company”. Established in Philadelphia in 1859, Brown made a variety of display and writing control units for industrial processes. Brown Instruments also operated internationally. Minneapolis-Honeywell became a defense contractor in 1940. Honeywell’s integrated C-1 autopilot came to be used on all types of U.S. bombers. The company also produced a turbo regulator and an intricate fire control system. This work positioned Minneapolis-Honeywell as a leader in the aeronautical engineering business. After the war, the firm reorganized its various defense-related businesses into the Military Products Group and by the late 1950s, military business represented one third of the company’s sales.