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    • 1930s

    This garage was the first location of the National Inking Appliance Company, founded by the National Postal Meter Company in 1934 to manufacture the new, nonclogging inking device invented by Arnold O. Beckman. This…

    • 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…

    • 1939-Dec
    • 1940
    • 1938-Dec

    The series of photographs depicts employees of National Technical Laboratories.

    • 1940s

    This glass dumbbell was key to the functioning of the Pauling Oxygen Meter, although production was tricky and originally required a human glass blower to shape the hollow ends of the tiny dumbbell with puffs of breath.…

    • 1940s

    An unidentified man with a tattoo on his forearm has removed the case of a Model B DU Spectrophotometer in order to demonstrate its functions to three other (also unidentified) men.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU…

    • 1940s

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up doing such diverse jobs as monitoring astronauts’ respiration, maintaining packaged food safety,…

    • 1940s

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 1946
    • 1940s
    • 1949

    The bordered photograph featuring Coca-Cola bottles and ice buckets is dated 1949. The bordered photographs of children are dated 1946. The exact date of the photographs without white borders is unknown.

    • 1940s

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 1940s

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 1940s

    This building at 820 Mission Street was the first built exclusively for National Technical Laboratories in 1940.

    • circa 1940 – circa 1979

    Though the photo set is identified as Beckman with "employees," some of the photographs depict ceremonies and visits to non-corporate locations, like CalTech. Some photographs are attributed, dated (1941, 1962, 1967),…

    • circa 1942

    The IR-1 Spectrophotometer was developed by Beckman Instruments, Inc. in 1942 as a secret project for the United States' Office of Rubber Reserve for use in creating artificial rubber during World War II. The IR-1 was…

    • 1942 – 1959

    The Model R Industrial pH Meter was first produced in 1942, although this photograph was likely taken much later.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California…

    • 1942-Dec-24

    A company Christmas party for which NTL staff were encouraged to compete in some kind of model building contest.

    • circa 1942

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 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…

    • 1943

    Used for gas chromatography, this hydrogen flame ionization detector was fist produced in the early 1940s.

    • Undated
    • 1948
    • 1943

    This building at 820 Mission Street was the first built exclusively for National Technical Laboratories in 1940.

    One photograph bears a photographer's stamp for J. Allen Hawkins on the back, but the other images in…

    • circa 1945

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • circa 1945

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 1946

    The head table at a banquet for an unidentified occasion. Mabel and Arnold Beckman are second and third from left, respectively.

    • 1948

    The ultraviolet Model B was marketed as an easier to use and more affordable alternative to the Beckman DU Spectrophotometer.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company…

    • 1948

    The ultraviolet Model B was marketed as an easier to use and more affordable alternative to the Beckman DU Spectrophotometer.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company…