MINISCOPE MS-1 led the way


Alfred Schiller was ready. The physicist succeeded in producing an ultrasmall, ultralight ECG device in 1974. The MINISCOPE MS-1 was to be the beginning of an incredible company history.

Alfred Schiller built the first MINISCOPE MS-1 at home on his kitchen table. Once he showed the completed device to a doctor, word of the small, lightweight, portable ECG device spread like wildfire. 250 units were ordered within a very short time. Customers paid half the price in advance with delivery within six months. Everyone agreed to this. Alfred Schiller was thus able to procure the components and manufacture the MINISCOPE MS-1.

Soon afterwards, Alfred Schiller even built a printer into the small housing. The MINIGRAPH MG-1 came onto the market.

SCHILLER sold 5000 units of the MINISCOPE MS-1 and a total of 12,000 units of the MINIGRAPH MG-1 and its successor, the MINIGRAPH MG-1A.

Alfred Schiller saw the potential of small and handy medical devices. This motivated him to devote himself to analyzing lungs as well as hearts. The Minispirometer SP-1A, which was available from 1978, also laid the foundation in this area.

The company had long since outgrown its initial domestic production site and in 1979 Alfred Schiller and his already numerous employees moved into his new three-storey company building in Baar, the current location of the SCHILLER's headquarters.


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