Linde was established in Wiesbaden in Germany.
Arthur and Leon Brin take out the first patent on a process for separating oxygen.
Brin's Oxygen Company is founded.
Carl von Linde obtained a patent for air liquefaction, five years later winning a Grand Prix at the Paris World Fair for an air liquefier.
Brin's Oxygen Company was shortened - due to the international nature of the business - to just 'BOC'.
BOC and Linde announced a strategic partnership in air separation and synthetic gas plants.
This close working relationship led to the formation of a single entity, The Linde Group.