In this handwritten letter, Prentiss discusses reports on the oxygen meter contracts and the possibility of working for Phillips Petroleum, despite his lack of enthusiasm for relocating to Oklahoma.
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Arnold Beckman discusses the status of contract reports, an instrument damaged during shipment, and asks about Spencer Prentiss's post-war plans. He expects to consult with Linus Pauling to decide which instrument to…
In this letter, Dr. Prentiss inquires about the possibility of combining a moisture detector and an oxygen meter, presumably for use in submarines. At the time, Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss was working for the National…
Request from the National Defense Research Committee for a Model L Pauling Oxygen Meter to test at high altitudes in airplanes.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman…
The letter discusses the various parties interested in testing Pauling oxygen meters and the possibility of meeting in Washington or Philadelphia.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…
This letter regards the use of oxygen meters on submarines and in hospitals, issues of cost and portability, and the Naval Research Laboratory's interest in detecting other gases.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design…
Letter regarding the possible development of an aviation model of the Pauling Oxygen Meter for the Bureau of Aeronautics.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’…
In this letter, Beckman discusses the testing and production of various models of the Pauling oxygen meter. Model F is discussed in the most detail, but Models P, G, and a damaged aircraft Model L are also mentioned.
Arnold Beckman notes that he has been busy after the "termination of the war" and discusses bugs in the Model E and complaints about the ruggedness of the oxygen meter.
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The letter discusses testing of the Pauling hospital oxygen meter and concerns about its ruggedness--specifically, its ability to survive being dropped onto a stone floor from a height of three feet.
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Letter inquiring about the price and delivery of model P and A Pauling Oxygen Meters for use by the National Defense Research Committee. This letter was originally sent to Dr. Beckman with another letter from Spencer…
In this letter, Beckman describes the specifications of the aircraft model oxygen meter (the Model L).
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers…
The letter regards the procurement of Pauling meters for use on submarines and issues of cost and portability.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen…
In this letter, Prentiss shares his initial impressions of a prototype aircraft oxygen meter.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…