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    • circa 2003

    Jack Cadman was the first forensic pathologist to work in the Orange County, California criminal justice system. As part of his duties, he worked with Theron Johns of Beckman Instruments to find a way to measure blood…

    • 1977-Sep-30

    The document describes various projects of the Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group, listed chronologically.

    These projects were mostly contracted by United States government departments and agencies, although…

    • 1969-Jun-16

    Description of the Beckman Glucose Analyzer written by Dr. James Sternberg. This draft was sent to another Beckman Instruments' employee for feedback, with the ultimate intention of using it in a magazine article and…

    • 1965-Jan

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up doing such diverse jobs as monitoring astronauts’ respiration, maintaining packaged food safety,…

    • 5D-697
    • 1963-Dec

    The invention disclosure documents some of James C. Sternberg's early work for Beckman Instruments. Irwin H. Krull, Robert L. Litle witnessed the disclosure, which lists Charles J. Kring as a co-inventor.

    Beckman…

    • 5D-669
    • 1963-Oct

    The invention disclosure documents some of James C. Sternberg's early work for Beckman Instruments. Robert S. Litle and W. S. Gallaway witnessed the disclosure.

    Beckman Instruments entered the gas chromatograph…

    • 5D-668
    • 1963-Oct

    The invention disclosure for use in gas chromatography documents some of James C. Sternberg's early work for Beckman Instruments. Robert S. Litle and W. S. Gallaway signed this disclosure as witnesses.

    Beckman…

    • 5D-490
    • 1962-May

    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.…

    • 1962-Mar-01

    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…

    • 1961-Dec-20

    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.

    • 1960

    Beckman's Space Engineering Group designed and built "the Moonspoon," a prototype instrument to sample and analyze lunar soil via absorption spectroscopy.

    • 1960

    The 1960 annual report covers a year of notable milestones. It was the 25th anniversary of the company. The report devoted several pages to highlighting new instruments, including a number of pH meters and the DB…

    • Beckman Reprint R-6166
    • 1960-Oct

    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…

    • 1959

    The text of the warranty is apparently a standard statement drafted before the development of the instrument in question.

    The Glucose Analyzer was developed by James Sternberg in 1969 and was one of several very…

    • 1950s

    This draft document includes extensive annotations; the stylistic and technical changes are reflected in a later version.

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

    • 1957

    In these specifications for the design of a new oxygen electrode, the most important consideration is beauty, followed by mechanical and electrical concerns.

    This electrode was first used inside Beckman Instruments pH…

    • No. T-8-(R)
    • 1957-May-23

    The report evaluates the portable OM-1 oxygen meter, deeming it convenient and moderately precise, but sensitive to temperature fluctuations.

    • 1956

    The 1956 annual report covers a year of significant expansion. In November 1955, the company's stock was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The number of employees grew by nearly fifty percent, to 3,020, and William…

    • Bulletin 423-A
    • 1956-Sep

    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…

    • 1956-Jan-25

    Beckman's address as incoming president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce references major challenges, including air pollution. A list of incoming officers and directors is included, along with minor annotations in…

    • 1955

    These guidelines were originally sent from R. S. White to Beckman Division Research & Engineering personnel in regard to new electrode development. They outline a new procedure for all instruments and accessories,…

    • 1955-Aug-05

    Mass spectrometers measure the mass of sample components after ionization.

    Walter Donner's work with Beckman Instruments including oversight of the development of medical monitoring equipment for the Apollo, Mercury,…

    • 1955-Mar-09

    This survey was conducted at the Statewide Conference on Air Pollution Legislation, held in San Francisco on February 21, 1955. The results indicate that (among other things) attendees favored creating new air pollution…

    • 1955

    This survey was distributed at the Statewide Conference on Air Pollution Legislation, held in San Francisco on February 21, 1955. Beckman's comments and changes were incorporated into the final version distributed at…

    • 1955-Jun-27

    The document lays out the purpose, techniques, and goals of a corporate public relations program.