- Liston-Becker Company, Inc.
This memo details research about the the Liston-Becker Company, which Beckman Instruments acquired in 1955.
Arnold O. Beckman notes that some of the company's instruments (including pH meters and infrared spectrophotometers) are already being used to monitor air quality, and expresses interest in developing instruments…
- Appraisal of competitors electrodes
The report concerns Beckman's electrode business, with a focus on Leeds & Northrup electrodes which "do not compare too favorably with ours."
- De Forest Patent 2,594,740
The memo outlines the reasons Beckman should not undertake development of Lee de Forest's light amplifier.
This letter suggests Beckman might be interested in commercial development of de Forest's new invention, a "sandwich, non-vacuous, light amplifier."
Lee de Forest states that he has "temporarily become disassociated from the activities of De Forest Television Corporation" and advises Beckman to retain any equipment currently in his possession.
Lee de Forest…
- circa 1936
The receipt lists materials the De Forest Television Corporation received from Arnold O. Beckman. The memorandum concerns work Beckman performed for the American Television Corporation, the De Forest Television…
- What is new about L & N electrodes
The report concerns the business of electrodes, including legally challenging questions about possible patent infringement.
In this letter Pauling reiterates requests for permission to discuss and publish on the oxygen meter, and argues for loosening security classification. He cites Arnold O. Beckman's permission to discuss the project…
In this letter, Churchill confirms that the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) has granted Beckman permission to discuss the Pauling Oxygen Meter at an American Chemical Society meeting.
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.
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…
In this handwritten letter, Prentiss discusses reports on the oxygen meter contracts and the possibility of working for Phillips Petroleum, despite his lack of enthusiasm for relocating to Oklahoma.
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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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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…
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…
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…