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Department Archives Remove constraint Department: Archives Creator Prentiss, Spencer S. Remove constraint Creator: Prentiss, Spencer S. Place Washington (D.C.) Remove constraint Place: Washington (D.C.) Subject Beckman Instruments, inc. Remove constraint Subject: Beckman Instruments, inc. Subject Oxygen--Measurement Remove constraint Subject: Oxygen--Measurement

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    • 1944-Dec-27

    The letter outlines the Navy's requirements for the Pauling oxygen meter. The spelling of the recipient's name is likely a mistake, as letters written by Wood himself spell his first name "Reuben."

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    In this letter, Dr. Prentiss inquires about the possibility of combining a moisture detector and an oxygen meter, presumably for use in submarines. At the time, Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss was working for the National…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    Letter inquiring about the price and delivery of model P and A Pauling Oxygen Meters for use by the National Defense Research Committee. This letter was originally sent to Dr. Beckman with another letter from Spencer…

    • 1945-May-29

    Letter regarding the possible development of an aviation model of the Pauling Oxygen Meter for the Bureau of Aeronautics.

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

    • 1945-Sep-26

    This letter to Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss of the National Defense Research Committee describes the results of the clinical trial of the Pauling Oxygen Meter by the United States Army. The Army decided not to standardize…

    • 1945-Feb-20

    Request from the National Defense Research Committee for a Model L Pauling Oxygen Meter to test at high altitudes in airplanes.

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

    • 1945-Feb-16

    The letter regards the procurement of Pauling meters for use on submarines and issues of cost and portability.

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

    • 1945-Sep-05

    Prentiss responds to Kauffman's assessment of the hospital oxygen analyzer, with emphasis upon the question of its ruggedness.

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

    • 1945-Jul-11

    The letter discusses testing of the Pauling hospital oxygen meter and concerns about its ruggedness--specifically, its ability to survive being dropped onto a stone floor from a height of three feet.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Feb-28

    The letter discusses the various parties interested in testing Pauling oxygen meters and the possibility of meeting in Washington or Philadelphia.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…

    • 1945-Aug-30

    Summarizing a report of the Army Medical Center's trial of the Pauling oxygen meter, Julius Kauffman noted that the device was accurate but "rather fragile."

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the…

    • 1945-Aug-11

    In this letter, Prentiss shares his initial impressions of a prototype aircraft oxygen meter.

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