UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 2)*

LITTELFUSE, INC.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)

537008104
(CUSIP Number)


Is a fee being paid with this statement: (   )Yes   ( X )No

*The remainder of this page shall be filled out for a 
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect 
to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent 
amendment containing information which would alter the 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page 
shall be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise 
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but 
shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act 
(however, see the Notes).

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE & FARNHAM INCORPORATED
            36-3447638

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Delaware Corporation

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power                          -0-

6.  Shared voting power                        -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power               828,600 shares, 
consisting of 525,000 shares of common stock and 303,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants

8.  Shared dispositive power                   -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person            828,600 shares, consisting of 525,000 
shares of common stock and 303,600 shares obtainable upon 
exercise of warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                           not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   8.27%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IA

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE SPECIAL FUND
            36-2653217

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Massachusetts, USA

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power             798,600 shares, consisting 
of 525,000 shares of common stock and 273,600 shares 
obtainable upon exercise warrants

6.  Shared voting power                      -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power                   -0-

8.  Shared dispositive power                 -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person      798,600 shares, consisting of 525,000 shares of 
common stock and 273,600 shares btainable upon exercise of 
warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                             not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   7.97%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IV

Item 1(a).  Name of Issuer:    LITTELFUSE, INC.

Item 1(b).  Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Office:
                  800 East Northwest Highway
                  Des Plaines, Illinois  60016

Item 2(a).  Name of Person Filing:
            Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated, jointly on its 
own behalf and on behalf of Stein Roe Special Fund, a 
portfolio series of Stein Roe Investment Trust

Item 2(b).  Address of Principal Business Office:
                 One South Wacker Drive
                 Chicago, IL 60606

Item 2(c).  Citizenship:    Delaware Corporation

Item 2(d).  Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

Item 2(e).  CUSIP Number:   537008104

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-
1(b), or 13d-2(b), check whether person filing is a:

         (e) [XX] Investment Adviser registered under 
Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Item 4.  Ownership:
         (a)  Amount beneficially owned:  828,600 shares 
(consisting of 525,000 shares of common stock and 303,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants)

         (b) Percent of Class:  8.27%

         (c) Number of shares as to which such person has:

            (i)  sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
                                            798,600 shares
                                  (Stein Roe Special Fund)

            (ii)  shared power to vote or to direct the 
vote:                                               -0-

                 (iii)  sole power to dispose or to direct 
the disposition:                             828,600 shares
                         (Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated)

                 (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct 
the disposition:                                    -0-

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
              Not Applicable

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of 
Another Person:
         Stein Roe Special Fund, which possesses sole power 
to vote 798,600 shares, is a portfolio series of Stein Roe 
Investment Trust, a Massachusetts business trust, which is a 
registered open-end investment company of which Stein Roe & 
Farnham Incorporated is investment adviser.

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary 
which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent 
Holding Company:
              Not Applicable

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the 
Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 10.  CERTIFICATION:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 
were acquired in the ordinary course of business and 
were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the 
effect of changing or influencing the control of the 
issuer of such securities and were not acquired in 
connection with or as a participant in any transaction 
having such purposes or effect.

SIGNATURE:  After reasonable inquiry and to the best of 
my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information 
set forth in this statement is true, complete and 
correct.

Date:  February 12, 1997

By:  /s/ Jilaine Hummel Bauer
       Jilaine Hummel Bauer
       Senior Vice President & General Counsel


AGREEMENT WITH REGARD TO JOINT FILING OF SCHEDULE 13G
made this 12th day of February, 1997, by and between STEIN 
ROE & FARNHAM INCORPORATED, a Delaware Corporation ("SR&F") 
and STEIN ROE INVESTMENT TRUST, a Massachusetts business 
trust, on behalf of its series, STEIN ROE SPECIAL FUND 
("Special Fund")

WITNESSETH:

Whereas, SR&F has investment discretion with respect to the 
portfolio investments of Special Fund, and may therefore be 
considered a "beneficial owner" of such portfolio 
investments pursuant to Regulation 13D-G (the "Regulation") 
of the Securities and Exchange Commission; and,

Whereas, Special Fund retains voting authority with regard 
to its portfolio investments and may therefore also be 
considered a "beneficial owner" of such portfolio 
investments pursuant to the Regulation; and,

Whereas, due to such multiple definitions of beneficial 
ownership, both SR&F and Special Fund may be deemed to have 
incurred an obligation to report beneficial ownership of 
certain of Special Fund's portfolio holdings as of December 
31, 1996; and,

Whereas, the Regulation authorizes "joint" filing of a 
single Schedule 13G when two or more eligible persons incur 
an obligation to report with respect to the same securities;

NOW THEREFORE, Stein Roe Investment Trust on behalf of 
Special Fund and SR&F agree that SR&F shall be authorized to 
file a single Schedule 13G, and any necessary amendments 
thereto, on behalf of itself and on behalf of Special Fund, 
with respect to each of Special Fund's holdings as to which 
such a report must be made.

STEIN ROE INVESTMENT TRUST

/s/ Jilaine Hummel Bauer, Executive Vice President

Attest:

/s/ Janet B. Rysz, Assistant Secretary

STEIN ROE & FARNHAM INCORPORATED

/s/ Jilaine Hummel Bauer, Senior Vice President and General 
Counsel

/s/ Scott P. Pedersen, Vice President

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. 1)*

LITTELFUSE, INC.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)

537008104
(CUSIP Number)


Is a fee being paid with this statement: (   )Yes   ( X )No

*The remainder of this page shall be filled out for a 
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect 
to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent 
amendment containing information which would alter the 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page 
shall be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise 
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but 
shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act 
(however, see the Notes).

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE & FARNHAM INCORPORATED
            36-3447638

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Delaware Corporation

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power                          -0-

6.  Shared voting power                        -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power             974,900 shares, 
consisting of 671,300 shares of common stock and 303,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants

8.  Shared dispositive power                   -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person              974,900 shares, consisting of 671,300 
shares of common stock and 303,600 shares obtainable upon 
exercise of warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                               not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   9.57%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IA

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE SPECIAL FUND
            36-2653217

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Massachusetts, USA

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power               913,600 shares, 
consisting of 620,000 shares of common stock and 293,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants

6.  Shared voting power                      -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power                   -0-

8.  Shared dispositive power                 -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person              913,600 shares, consisting of 620,000 
shares of common stock and  293,600 shares obtainable upon 
exercise of warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                               not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   8.97%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IV

Item 1(a).  Name of Issuer:    LITTELFUSE, INC.


Item 1(b).  Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Office:
                  800 East Northwest Highway
                  Des Plaines, Illinois  60016

Item 2(a).  Name of Person Filing:
            Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated, jointly on its 
own behalf and on behalf of Stein Roe Special Fund, a 
portfolio series of Stein Roe Investment Trust

Item 2(b).  Address of Principal Business Office:
                 One South Wacker Drive
                 Chicago, IL 60606

Item 2(c).  Citizenship:    Delaware Corporation

Item 2(d).  Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

Item 2(e).  CUSIP Number:   537008104

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-
1(b), or 13d-2(b), check whether person filing is a:

         (e) [XX] Investment Adviser registered under 
Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Item 4.  Ownership:
         (a)  Amount beneficially owned:  974,900 shares
(consisting of 671,300 shares of common stock and 303,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants)

         (b)  Percent of Class:  9.57%

         (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:

             (i)  sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
                                             913,600 shares
                                   (Stein Roe Special Fund)

             (ii) shared power to vote or to direct the 
vote:                                                   -0-

             (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the 
disposition:                                 974,900 shares
                         (Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated)

            (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the 
disposition:                                            -0-

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
              Not Applicable

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of 
Another Person:
        Stein Roe Special Fund, which possesses sole power 
to vote 913,600 shares, is a portfolio series of Stein Roe 
Investment Trust, a Massachusetts business trust, which is a 
registered open-end investment company of which Stein Roe & 
Farnham Incorporated is investment adviser.

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary 
which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent 
Holding Company:
              Not Applicable

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the 
Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 10.  CERTIFICATION:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 
were acquired in the ordinary course of business and 
were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the 
effect of changing or influencing the control of the 
issuer of such securities and were not acquired in 
connection with or as a participant in any transaction 
having such purposes or effect.

SIGNATURE:  After reasonable inquiry and to the best of 
my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information 
set forth in this statement is true, complete and 
correct.

Date:  February 12, 1996

By:  /s/ Philip D. Hausken, Vice President

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549

SCHEDULE 13G

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No.   )*

LITTELFUSE, INC.
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock
(Title of Class of Securities)

537008104
(CUSIP Number)


Is a fee being paid with this statement: ( X )Yes   (   )No

*The remainder of this page shall be filled out for a 
reporting person's initial filing on this form with respect 
to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent 
amendment containing information which would alter the 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page 
shall be deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of Section 18 
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise 
subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but 
shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act 
(however, see the Notes).

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE & FARNHAM INCORPORATED
            36-3447638

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Delaware Corporation

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power                          -0-

6.  Shared voting power                        -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power            956,600 shares, 
consisting of 672,000 shares of common stock and 293,600 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants

8.  Shared dispositive power                   -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person       965,600 shares, consisting of 672,000 shares of 
common stock and 293,600 shares obtainable upon exercise of 
warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                             not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   9.3%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IA

13G
CUSIP No. 537008104

1.  Name of Reporting Person
    S.S. or I.R.S. Identification No. of above person
            STEIN ROE SPECIAL FUND
            36-2653217

2.  Check the appropriate box if a member of a group
     (a) -----
     (b) -----

3.  SEC USE ONLY

4.  Citizenship or place of organization
            Massachusetts, USA

Number of shares beneficially owned by each reporting person 
with
5.  Sole voting power             928,600 shares, consisting 
of 635,000 shares of common stock and 293,600 shares 
obtainable upon exercise of warrants

6.  Shared voting power                      -0-

7.  Sole dispositive power                   -0-

8.  Shared dispositive power                 -0-

9.  Aggregate amount beneficially owned by each reporting 
person                         928,600 shares, consisting of 
635,000 shares of common stock and 293,600 shares obtainable 
upon exercise of warrants

10. Check box if the aggregate amount in Row (9) excludes 
certain shares                               not applicable

11. Percent of class represented by amount in Row 9   8.95%

12. Type of Reporting Person                    IV

Item 1(a).  Name of Issuer:    LITTELFUSE, INC.


Item 1(b).  Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Office:
                  800 East Northwest Highway
                  Des Plaines, Illinois  60016

Item 2(a).  Name of Person Filing:
            Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated, jointly on its 
own behalf and on behalf of Stein Roe Special Fund, a 
portfolio series of Stein Roe Investment Trust

Item 2(b).  Address of Principal Business Office:
                 One South Wacker Drive
                 Chicago, IL 60606

Item 2(c).  Citizenship:    Delaware Corporation

Item 2(d).  Title of Class of Securities:  Common Stock

Item 2(e).  CUSIP Number:   537008104

Item 3.  If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-
1(b), or 13d-2(b), check whether person filing is a:

         (e) [XX] Investment Adviser registered under 
Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

Item 4.  Ownership:
         (a)  Amount beneficially owned:   965,600 shares
(consisting of 672,000 shares of common stock and 293,000 
shares obtainable upon exercise of warrants)

         (b)  Percent of Class:  9.3%

         (c)  Number of shares as to which such person has:

              (i)  sole power to vote or to direct the vote:
                                             928,600 shares 
                                    (Stein Roe Special Fund)

              (ii) shared power to vote or to direct the 
vote:                                                 -0-

              (iii) sole power to dispose or to direct the 
disposition:                                 965,600 shares
                         (Stein Roe & Farnham Incorporated)

              (iv)  shared power to dispose or to direct the 
disposition:                                          -0-

Item 5.  Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class:
              Not Applicable

Item 6.  Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of 
Another Person:
         Stein Roe Special Fund, which possesses sole power 
to vote 928,600 shares, is a portfolio series of Stein Roe 
Investment Trust, a Massachusetts business trust, which is a 
registered open-end investment company of which Stein Roe & 
Farnham Incorporated is investment adviser. 

Item 7.  Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary 
which Acquired the Security Being Reported on by the Parent 
Holding Company:
              Not Applicable

Item 8.  Identification and Classification of Members of the 
Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 9.  Notice of Dissolution of Group:
             Not Applicable

Item 10.  CERTIFICATION:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my 
knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above 
were acquired in the ordinary course of business and 
were not acquired for the purpose of and do not have the 
effect of changing or influencing the control of the 
issuer of such securities and were not acquired in 
connection with or as a participant in any transaction 
having such purposes or effect.

SIGNATURE:  After reasonable inquiry and to the best of 
my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information 
set forth in this statement is true, complete and 
correct.

Date:  February 13, 1995

By:  /s/ Keith J. Rudolf, Senior Vice President and General 
Counsel