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Genre Business correspondence Remove constraint Genre: Business correspondence Language English Remove constraint Language: English Creator Beckman, Arnold O. Remove constraint Creator: Beckman, Arnold O.

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    • 1931-Jul-18

    Arnold O. Beckman, then an assistant professor of chemistry at Caltech, offers his assistance as a consulting chemist.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early…

    • 1931-Sep-09

    The letter requests deliverables of 100 feet of silvered film, and two 10 foot pieces with a silver coating on emulsion film and clear stock.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum…

    • 1931-Oct-09

    The letter discusses the "very nice results" of using new Eastman film and queries as to the possible effects of light upon silvering solution.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum…

    • 1931-Oct-22

    De Forest inquires about Beckman's progress toward a chemical coating that might change in opacity or color, and details the "very fine and uniform quality" of silver coated film de Forest is able to produce.

    Lee de…

    • 1931-Nov-09

    In this letter, de Forest proposes a process that could replace halftone film.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early twentieth century. His serial business ventures…

    • 1931-Aug-20

    Arnold O. Beckman applied (ultimately unsuccessfully) for a job at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. The letter includes details of his work experience, publications, and educational background, including a…

    • 1933

    In this letter, Glenn Joseph reports that the vacuum-tube amplifier in the early Beckman pH meter model is (still) not functioning properly. One of the fixes he proposes is replacing the vacuum tubes with a glass…

    • circa 1933

    Glenn Joseph writes to Dr. Beckman about the process of finding the right buffer to use in the new glass electrodes inside the pH meter. The identify of the "Dr. Dupont" referenced in this letter is uncertain.

    Arnold…

    • 1934-Jun-25

    Letter regarding the possible contents of and functioning of the glass electrode in the first pH meter models.

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

    • 1934-Apr-09

    Directions for calibrating a McLeod gauge for use with the early model of the Beckman pH meter. This letter is likely related to the handwritten McLeod gauge diagrams and calculations also found in this folder. At the…

    • 1934-Jun-22

    This letter spells out the instrument maintenance and upgrades that the California Fruit Growers Exchange believe are included with the cost of developing the "glass electrode apparatus" (an early prototype of the…

    • 1934-May-10

    In this letter, de Forest discusses the possibility of using chemicals to fight forest fires.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early twentieth century. His serial…

    • 1934-May-28

    Arnold O. Beckman provides an overview of the vacuum film-coating process developed for Lee de Forest. The process successfully coated film with magnesium, lead, bismuth, aluminum, and silver. The letter is apparently…

    • 1935-May-31

    Lyons gives Beckman advice about personnel decisions and discusses early sales of the "acidimeter."

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and thus began…

    • 1935-Jun-03

    Though unsigned, context indicates that this letter was written by Beckman.

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and thus began a long career…

    • 1935-Jun-23

    This letter includes discussion of personnel issues and policies. Lyons expresses approval for the "Beckman Acidimeter" name.

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH…

    • 1935-Aug-29

    Regarding Beckman's business travels to meet with a potential acidimeter distributor, A. S. Aloe Co., and Drs. Ball and Rodewald at the Washington University in St. Louis.

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the…

    • 1935-Aug-29

    Regarding Beckman's business travels to meet with two potential acidimeter distributors, Central Scientific Co. and Sargent Co.

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH…

    • 1935-Sep-30

    The letter discusses shipment of wheat germ, expenses; demonstrations of the acidimeter at the Pennsylvania General Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, the Department of Agriculture, and the Bureau of Standards;…

    • 1935-May-03

    Duschak comments on the price of the pH meter (high, but in line with comparable instruments) and inquires whether or not the "acidimeter" could be sold again after his project is finished.

    Arnold Beckman invented his…

    • 1935-Apr-26

    One of the earliest inquiries into using one of Arnold Beckman's newly invented pH meters.

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

    • 1935-Apr-30

    Response to an earlier letter from Dr. Duschak, asking if Dr. Beckman's new "acidimeter" would be appropriate for determining the pH of vegetable juices. Beckman describes some of the recent changes to the instrument,…

    • 1935-Oct-18

    Murdock references receipt of correspondence and a blood sample from Noyes, expresses pleasure at Millikan's interest in his work, and discusses real estate matters, including the erection of apartment buildings.

    • 1935-Nov-03

    Beckman discusses cancer treatment options for his friend and colleague, Dr. Amos A. Noyes, and offers to provide Glover with a pH meter.

    • 1935-Oct-14

    The letter touches on Arthur Noyes's medical condition and discusses problems with an instrument demonstration caused by residue in electrodes. Beckman was a friend and colleague of Dr. Noyes and was seeking medical…