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    • circa 1938

    Two detail views of the BJ-4 Drawtwister used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont pilot plant in Wilmington, Delaware showing the relocation of the draw pin string-up. The photographs…

    • circa 1955

    This device was used to measure the radiation levels of the hands and feet of men and women working in areas where radiation may exist.
    Berkeley Scientific Company merged with Beckman Instruments, Inc. in 1955, and…

    • 1955

    This series of photographs documents the creation of "Success Story," which aired on KTTV and was sponsored by the Richfield Oil Corporation. One episode profiled Beckman Instruments and featured behind-the-scenes…

    • 1955

    In 1955, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, and England to promote Southern California to European politicians and industrialists.

    Identified individuals…

    • Bulletin 423-A
    • 1956-Sep

    The binder includes several proforma invoices, photographs, and Bulletin 423-A: Operating and Maintenance Instructions, IR4 Infrared Spectrophotometer.

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request…

    • 1957-Nov-06
    • 1957-Nov-13

    In this memo, Jan Haagen-Smit includes a labeled photograph of the testing set-up for the Beckman oxygen electrode, which includes Beckman Oxygen Analyzers. The memo (but not the photograph) in this digitized image is a…

    • 1960

    This scrapbook documents a September 20, 1960 Board of Directors visit to the Beckman plant in Glenrothes, Fife in Scotland. The book contains a map and several photographs of news stories related to Beckman's Scotland…

    • 1973

    The photographs document meetings and tours in Germany. A number of the larger photographs bear the stamp of ADN Zentralbild. The inscription on the 7 in. x 5 in. photographs states that it was taken in Berlin. The…

    • 1980

    Beckman Instruments became interested in measuring, controlling, and fighting air pollution in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when company president Arnold O. Beckman became the scientific adviser to the Los Angeles…

    • circa 1981

    Multimeters are instruments capable of making multiple measurements, typically voltage, current, and resistance.

    • 1985-Apr-11 – 1985-Apr-12

    The album includes invitations and photographs taken at two events held at Rockefeller University. The April 11th reception and dinner celebrated Arnold Beckman's birthday. The April 12th symposium was held in honor of…

    • 1985-Apr

    The photo album documents 50th anniversary celebrations at the Japanese subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, established in Tokyo in 1977. A number of pictured individuals are identified. Unused pages of the album have…

    • Undated

    A cuvette is a clear container for holding liquid samples, usually for use in a spectrophotometer or other instrument. This one is designed specifically for use in blood gas analysis.