From an unknown author at the Braun Corporation (and carbon copied to its president, J.A. Hartley). The author wants Aldoph Coors (the brewing magnate) to meet Arnold O. Beckman during Beckman's trip to promote his new…
Anderson writes from National Technical Labatories to Arnold Beckman, providing him with an update about "acidimeter" production and pre-sales interest while Beckman is away in New York City. He notes that the first…
Lee de Forest states that he has "temporarily become disassociated from the activities of De Forest Television Corporation" and advises Beckman to retain any equipment currently in his possession.
Lee de Forest…
In this letter, Beckman confirms that Duschak can indeed use one of the new "acidimeters" and return it to National Technical Laboratories afterwards. This letter also reveals that during the initial production of the…
- Circa 1936
The receipt lists materials the De Forest Television Corporation received from Arnold O. Beckman. The memorandum concerns work Beckman performed for the American Television Corporation, the De Forest Television…
Evans writes to Beckman while he is on a trip to New York City about advertising and production of the new pH meter, especially the Model M.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a…
The letter discusses Beckman's scheduled meetings, marketing strategies for the pH meter, and interest in postal meters.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the…
This letter, written while Arnold Beckman was on a multi-city trip promoting his pH meter, concerns strategies for marketing the instruments and concern about the friction between a salesman and distributor.
Lyons thinks the new system of distribution for the Beckman pH meter will be an important change for the "industrial field." The National Postal Meter Company on the letterhead was one of Arnold Beckman's first…
Arnold Beckman offers a scathing critique of Herring's performance as a salesman of pH meters.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who…
The letter was written during a multi-city trip, most likely in Pittsburgh or New York. Beckman discusses the cases of the instruments, and his desire to replace metal cases with wood; pricing of the instruments; and…
In this letter, Evans discusses a new electrode design for use in Beckman pH meters.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an…
Memo regarding Pauling Oxygen Meter submarine model, which was developed by Arnold Beckman during World War II. The British Navy has put in orders for the instrument, and here Pauling inquires as to why the United…
A letter from Arnold O. Beckman to Fred T. Williams, a patent advisor at the National Defense Research Committee. In this letter, Beckman reports on the delay in filing a patent for his carbon monoxide detecting…
Letter regarding an inquiry from the United States War Department about the sensitivity of Pauling Oxygen Meter.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen…
- Addressee Beckman, Arnold O.
- Author Churchill, Durand Jr.
- Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments, Oxygen--Measurement, World War (1939-1945), United States. War Department, United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee, Beckman Instruments, inc.
Letter in which Arnold Beckman's request to have the Pauling Oxygen Meter project declassified is denied.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers…
The letter regards the development of Models K and L oxygen meters, recommendations for which are ready for further testing by the National Defense Research Committee, and a note that some are unsuitable due to…
The letter outlines the Navy's requirements for the Pauling oxygen meter. The spelling of the recipient's name is likely a mistake, as letters written by Wood himself spell his first name "Reuben."
Developed from a…
Letter regarding specifications for Pauling Oxygen Meter for use in British military aircraft.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…
In this letter, Beckman requested permission to discuss the Pauling Oxygen Meter and made the case that the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) should lift the "Restricted" classification.
In this letter, J. H. Rushton of the National Defense Research Committee requests an update on the status of F and G model oxygen meter instruments.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…
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.
Developed from a…
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…
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.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during…
Arnold Beckman expresses concern that the secrecy of the oxygen meter project could adversely affect sales in the anticipated post-war markets.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind…