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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…

    • circa 1944

    The device depicted is likely one of the models constructed for the National Defense Research Committee.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers…

    • 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-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-Jan-23

    In this letter, Beckman discusses the testing and production of various models of the Pauling oxygen meter. Model F is discussed in the most detail, but Models P, G, and a damaged aircraft Model L are also mentioned.

    • 1945-May-10

    In this letter, Beckman requested permission to discuss the Pauling Oxygen Meter and made the case that the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) should lift the "Restricted" classification.

    • 1950s

    This draft document includes extensive annotations; the stylistic and technical changes are reflected in a later version.

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

    • 1956

    Although the author is unknown, these instructions were most likely written by a Beckman Instruments employee. This glass electrode was used in Beckman pH meters.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at…

    • 1957

    In these specifications for the design of a new oxygen electrode, the most important consideration is beauty, followed by mechanical and electrical concerns.

    This electrode was first used inside Beckman Instruments pH…

    • Dwg. No. 11098
    • 1957

    This electrode was first used inside Beckman Instruments pH meters and later in many other instruments.

    • 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…

    • 1965-Jan

    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,…

    • 1966

    The glass dumbbell in Beckman Instruments' oxygen analyzers came from the original design that Linus Pauling submitted to the National Defense Research Committee in 1940. In this design, the glass dumbbell was suspended…

    • circa 1968

    This description of Beckman's past and current Air Force contracts served as a cover sheet for a reprint discussing the Polarographic Oxygen Sensor. The miniaturized system was designed to be operated by the pilot, with…

    • 1976-Jul-10

    The press release describes the features of two new models: the 7001, intended for use in applications such as desalination, and the 7002, designed for continuous monitoring of streams, rivers, and industrial effluents.…

    • Undated

    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,…

    • Undated

    This glass electrode was first used in Beckman pH meters and later other instruments.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an…