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    • 1950s

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With Spinco came the famous Model E Ultracentrifuge, which was…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1960s

    Beckman Instruments, Inc. 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…

    • 1960s

    Beckman Instruments, Inc. 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…

    • circa 1963

    Dr. Herald was an American ichthyologist. He is pictured on the set of the California Academy of Sciences television show, Science in Action, which he hosted from 1952-1966, when production ended.

    • circa 1966

    Beckman's Advanced Technology Operations developed an instrument capable of distilling contaminated water into sterile samples used for field preparation of intravenous injection solutions.

    • 1967

    The Spacecraft Cabin Analyzer (SCA) was used in NASA's Apollo program, measuring oxygen pressure in the cabin as well as astronauts' spacesuits.

    • 1967

    The Spacecraft Cabin Analyzer (SCA) was used in NASA's Apollo program, measuring oxygen pressure in the cabin as well as astronauts' spacesuits.

    • 1967

    Beckman Instruments entered the gas chromatograph business in 1956 with the acquisition of the successful Watts Manufacturing Company. Later that year, Beckman Instruments produced its first gas chromatograph, the GC-1,…

    • 1967

    Helium ionization detectors are used in gas chromatography.

    Beckman Instruments entered the gas chromatograph business in 1956 with the acquisition of the successful Watts Manufacturing Company. Later that year,…

    • 1967

    The Atmospheric Monitoring and Control System was developed for the Navy's first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV). It measured oxygen and carbon dioxide in extreme environmental conditions.

    • circa 1968

    The MINOS oxygen and carbon dioxide monitors were first developed in 1968 and monitored atmospheric conditions in diving habitats, vehicles, and pressure chambers.

    • 1968

    The MINOS oxygen and carbon dioxide monitors were first developed in 1968 and monitored atmospheric conditions in diving habitats, vehicles, and pressure chambers.