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…
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."
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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…
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…
The letter sketches the specifications for a partial pressure indicator for use in aircraft, and notes that a prototype has already been constructed. The recipient may be a member of the Navy's Research and Development…
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…
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…
This letter regards the use of oxygen meters on submarines and in hospitals, issues of cost and portability, and the Naval Research Laboratory's interest in detecting other gases.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design…
The letter concerns importation of spectrophotometers into Germany and France, the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), and post-war atomic energy restrictions.
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…