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    • 1943-Oct-26

    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…

    • 1944-Apr-12

    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…

    • 1944-Jul-19

    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…

    • 1944-Jul-27

    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…

    • 1944-Dec-27

    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…

    • 1945-Feb-08

    Letter regarding the extension of the military contract for Beckman Instruments' Pauling Oxygen Meter development. This letter also mentions the possibility of using the instrument inside oxygen tents.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Jan-22

    Letter regarding various requirements for the Pauling Oxygen Meter, including the possibility of making a combination moisture detector and oxygen meter. At the time, both Reuben Wood and Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss were…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    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…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    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…

    • 1945-Aug-30

    Letter summarizes the final report produced by testing the Pauling Oxygen Meter at the Army Medical Center. The final recommendation of the report is that this oxygen meter should not be standardized for use by the U.S.…

    • 1945-May-29

    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’…

    • 1945-Sep-26

    This letter to Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss of the National Defense Research Committee describes the results of the clinical trial of the Pauling Oxygen Meter by the United States Army. The Army decided not to standardize…

    • 1945-Feb-20

    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…

    • 1945-Jun-05

    Linus Pauling's oxygen meter was developed as a military project and the details were classified. In this letter, Pauling requested permission to discuss the oxygen meter at a Caltech seminar. He also states a desire to…

    • 1945-Feb-16

    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…

    • 1945-Feb-03

    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…

    • 1945-Feb-14

    Arnold Beckman informs J. H. Rushton that the Model G oxygen meter is ready for testing, but the Model F is not. An order has been received from the Linde Company, but not fulfilled, and an experimental instrument was…

    • 1945-Feb-16

    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…

    • 1945-Nov-12

    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…

    • 1945-Sep-20

    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…

    • 1945-Sep-05

    Prentiss responds to Kauffman's assessment of the hospital oxygen analyzer, with emphasis upon the question of its ruggedness.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman…

    • 1945-Jul-11

    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.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Jul-02

    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…

    • 1945-Jul-02

    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…

    • 1945-Apr-07

    The letter sketches the specifications for a partial pressure indicator for use in aircraft, and notes that a prototype has already been constructed. The recipient may be a member of the Navy's Research and Development…