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  1. Arnold Beckman and unidentified individuals at various award dinners.

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    Arnold Beckman and two unidentified men, smiling over unidentified hardware.

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    Joseph R. Coulter, Jr. (1924-1995) co-founded Coulter Corporation with his brother, Wallace, in the 1950s. The company was acquired by Beckman Instruments in 1997.

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    Wallace H. Coulter (1913-1998) enumerated the Coulter Principle for counting and sizing particles suspended in a fluid. He patented the Coulter Counter for blood cell analysis in 1953.

    Joseph R. Coulter, Jr.…

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    Joseph Coulter, Jr., Laura Coulter-Jones, Wallace Coulter, and Joseph Coulter III pose for a family portrait.

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

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    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,…

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    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…

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    A group of eleven men, standing and crouching indoors in front of various pieces of unidentified scientific equipment.

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    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and thus began a long career manufacturing scientific and medical instruments with National Technical Laboratories,…

  2. A series of photographs depicting the future site of the Helipot Division's Newport Beach plant and the building's appearance in the mid-1950s.

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    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and thus began a long career manufacturing scientific and medical instruments with National Technical Laboratories,…

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    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.

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    The set of photographs depicts Beckman facilities in France. Some photographs are numbered on the reverse; some are mounted.

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

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

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

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

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

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    Joseph R. Coulter, Jr. (1924-1995) co-founded Coulter Corporation with his brother, Wallace, in the 1950s. The company was acquired by Beckman Instruments in 1997.

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    The black and white images are attributed to Ross Scholes Photography and depict men and women working in the Toronto plant. The unattributed Kodak print of a white building depicts the exterior of the Mississauga…

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    One photograph depicts Arnold and Mabel Beckman standing outside, posing for a photograph with their children, Arnold and Patricia. One depicts Arnold and Mabel Beckman with their son, Arnold Jr., his wife, and three…

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    This selection of photographs depicts Arnold and Mabel Beckman at their home and attending various events. Some are dated, and all appear to fall into the period between the 1940s and 1985, when the couple was presented…

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    The KF-4 Aquameter was included in the new product show at the Pittsburgh Conference in March 1970.