- The German Color Book
- 1923 – 1926
German publication features numerous color charts with painted color swatches from various German paint manufacturers. Book content includes backgrounds and information on purchasing colorants and paints; colors and…
In the amount of one thousand, this company scrip issued by Georgi Dimitrov Chemical Company is printed to look like a banknote. Verso of scrip has an illustration of the chemical complex, which is bustling with…
The photo album documents 50th anniversary celebrations at the Japanese subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, established in Tokyo in 1977. A number of pictured individuals are identified. Unused pages of the album have…
- Bulletin 423-A
The binder includes several proforma invoices, photographs, and Bulletin 423-A: Operating and Maintenance Instructions, IR4 Infrared Spectrophotometer.
The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request…
The advertisement was created for publication in Service Station Management and Motor Age. It emphasizes the reliability of the Model 590 infrared exhaust analyzer, an instrument designed to detect pollutants in the…
- 1965 – 1985
The brochure includes a map, list of personnel, and illustration of the Cedar Grove, New Jersey location of Beckman Instruments. Though undated, the brochure was created sometime between Beckman's acquisition of…
This advertisement for Helipot's new series 5200 potentiometer boasts of its toughness and durability, qualities apparently shared by an armored, medieval knight.
Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like…
Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts…
The advertisement features a photo of a nurse regarding a physician who has delivered an Air Force missile. The text discusses the role of Beckman process instruments during missile loading and other aerospace…
Beckman's Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts of power.
- Beckman Reprint R-6166
The reprinted article, originally published in Bakers Digest, was written by employees of the Fleischmann Laboratories and featured photographs of Beckman pH meters.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934…
- Beckman Reprint R-24
The paper, distributed as a reprint from Beckman Instruments, described the IR-3 spectrophotometer. It was originally presented before the Symposium on Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy, held in Columbus, Ohio at…
- 1985-Apr-11 – 1985-Apr-12
The album includes invitations and photographs taken at two events held at Rockefeller University. The April 11th reception and dinner celebrated Arnold Beckman's birthday. The April 12th symposium was held in honor of…
The informal report drafted by a University of Chicago team, regarding contract OEMsr-79, documented efforts to record chemical warfare agents using sensitized paper tape. The report includes one such strip…
- Author Wilzbach, Kenneth E., Nicolaides, Nicholas, Remington, William R., Brown, Weldon G., Stell, Robert J., Ballweber, Edward G., Pearson, Donald E.
- Subject Cyanogen compounds, Gases--Analysis, University of Chicago, Mustard gas, Chemical agents (Munitions), United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee, Chemical warfare, Hydrocyanic acid, Phosgene
Handwritten and -drawn notes detail the resistors used in the Model F pH meter.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an accurate…
The invention disclosure documents some of James C. Sternberg's early work for Beckman Instruments. The sketches were signed and dated by Sternberg, Richard E. Poulson, David T. H. Jones, and W. S. Gallaway in May 1962.…
This advertisement, reprinted from the American Chemical Society News Edition, may be the earliest advertisement for the DU model. The page is stamped Apr 25 1961 (though the date is crossed out) and the reprint note is…
This series of handwritten and -drawn notes relates to the development of the Beckman DU-X2 spectrophotometer. One of the pages appears to be missing.
The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in…
- Instructions No. 91
This undated draft is handwritten and hand-drawn on yellow paper.
The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company was still called National Technical Laboratories. Spurred by…
The photographs document meetings and tours in Germany. A number of the larger photographs bear the stamp of ADN Zentralbild. The inscription on the 7 in. x 5 in. photographs states that it was taken in Berlin. The…
In 1955, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, and England to promote Southern California to European politicians and industrialists.
Article entitled "Showcase for Shoppers of Future" published in the December 1959 edition of LIFE Magazine. Based on population growth and consumer trends, the article details a range of predictions for wares available…