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    • after 1953

    Beckman Instruments, GmbH, the first overseas subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, was established in Munich, Germany in 1953.

    • circa 1950

    This is Helipot Corporation's Meridian Avenue location.

    The Helipot Corporation was founded during World War II by Arnold O. Beckman of Beckman Instruments (at that time still National Technical Laboratories) to keep…

    • 1966
    • Undated
    • 1954
    • circa 1975

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton, California.

    The images with dates inscribed on the back indicate that they were taken between 1954 and 1975, although some images are…

    • 1953
    • Undated
    • 1955
    • 1943

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton, California.

    Some photos are undated, but the ones with dates were taken between 1943 and 1953. Several have a photographer's stamp on the…

    • Undated
    • 1992-May
    • 1976-May
    • 1992-Jun

    The photographs, most unattributed, depict various Coulter Corporation facilities and an undated map of locations worldwide.

    Wallace and Joseph Coulter founded the Coulter Corporation to market Coulter Counters,…

    • Undated

    Exterior view of Beckman Instruments' Fullerton plant. In 1954, Beckman's headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    • 1956

    The dedication ceremony pictured in several images in this set was held in 1956, when the building reached its ultimate height and trees were lifted to celebrate the construction milestone. Other photographs depict the…

    • 1953
    • 1955
    • 1956

    Photographs depict Beckman Instruments' first overseas facility and views of the company's Freimanerstrasse property prior to commencement of construction in 1956.

    • 1952
    • 1954
    • Undated

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    Various photographs bear numbers, production notes, and photographer's stamps.

    • Undated

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    Most photographs are unattributed; several have image numbers or production notes written on the reverse.

    • 1950
    • 1940
    • 1934 – 1935
    • 1946
    • Undated
    • 1949

    A Pasadena garage was the first home of the National Postal Meter Company, founded by Arnold Beckman in 1934. The company soon became National Technical Laboratories, with a focus on pH meters. In 1935, the company…

    • 1950-May

    This series of photographs depicts the aftermath of a fire that swept through the National Technical Laboratories building in South Pasadena. Most are unattributed, but Hank Hoag is identified as the photographer in one…

    • circa 1998
    • 1970s

    Beckman established its first Swiss corporation, Beckman Instruments International, S.A., in Geneva in 1960. Beckman Instruments (Process) S.A. was established in 1972.

    The photograph with the Beckman Coulter sign…

    • Undated
    • 1975

    Beckman acquired Specialized Instruments Corporation in 1955 and entered the centrifuge market. In 2007, the company moved its centrifuge business from Palo Alto to Indianapolis, Indiana.

    One photograph bears a stamp;…

    • 1958
    • 1960
    • 1962
    • 1959
    • Undated
    • 1967-Jun

    Beckman's Glenrothes plant was originally built in 1958; a second phase of construction was completed in 1962. The plant closed in 1991.

    Identified individuals include Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Cyprion Bridge,…

    • Undated

    Beckman acquired a manufacturer of direct-writing oscillographs and electroencephalographs, Offner Electronics, in 1961. Beckman’s EEG product line was sold in 1984.

    • 1986
    • Undated

    Beckman's Porterville plant opened in 1964. Between 1974 and 1983, wastes from manufacturing printed circuit boards and electronic components were disposed of onsite. The resulting contamination lead to the…

    • Undated
    • 1968

    The Amsterdam photograph (2012-002_1157) is dated to 1968; the Mijdrecht photograph (2012-002_1158) is undated.

    • Undated

    The exterior views (2012-002_1155 and 2012-002_1156) are the work of Interstate Photographers; the others are unattributed.

    • Undated

    The first image is unattributed; the others are the work of Interstate Photographers.

    • Undated

    Beckman Instruments Italiana S.p.a. was formed in Milan in 1970.

    • Undated
    • 1974-Jul-12

    Between the 1970s and its closure in 1996, the Beckman Biotechnology Facility in Irvine facility was the site of research on hepatitis, monoclonal antibodies, and HIV screening.

    • Undated

    Beckman Instruments (Ireland) Inc. was established in Galway in 1971.