North American Headquarters
JM Canty, Inc.
6100 Donner Road
Buffalo, New York 14094
(716) 625-4228 fax
EU & International
JM Canty International, Ltd.
Ballycoolin Business Park
Dublin 15, Ireland
+353 (1) 882-9621
+353 (1) 882-9622 fax
Canty is an outgrowth of the consulting practice of
John M. Canty, P.E. in designing a very deep high pressure Diving
Research Facility, capable of simulating ocean depths of over a
mile, he found that no lighting components were available which
would withstand the required pressure of 2500 PSI. It was,
therefore, necessary to develop a light that would permit
illuminating the chamber at these unusual conditions. Since this
vessel (now installed in the high pressure laboratory of the
University at Buffalo-Department of Physiology) was to be used for
manned experiments, it was desirable to keep the electrical
components outside. This is due to the potential fire hazard of
electrical sparks in a confined environment.
Buffalo, New York, USA
This led to the development of a new type of
Hyperbaric Chamber Light. The development was registered and
eventually a patent was issued in 1974 for the basic concept of a
fiber optical material transmitting energy through a barrier with a
Canty was established in 1971 as a sole
proprietorship to market this item because of the obvious
application to recompression chambers for offshore diving and for
hyperbaric oxygen chambers.
Initial sales were occasioned by "word of mouth"
advertising. Growth was constant but modest for the first two years.
This time was spent designing a complete product line completing
engineering drawings and product specifications and in testing and
improving the optical systems (light source and light pipe). The
present model HYL 250 was refined to its present form by mid-1973
and additional marketing was sought.
Dublin, Ireland Location
Canty was incorporated in the state of New York
January 1, 1977. We have continued to expand our company into
different markets and products. Currently, we manufacture lighting,
cameras, sight flow indicators, quick opening closures, glass to
metal seals, vision-based process control, and particles sizing
This product line helped us to diversify across
different industries and market places. With this diversification in
markets, we have retained a common manufacturing base between all of
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