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    • 1990s

    Beckman's XL-A Analytical Centrifuge debuted in 1991.

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With…

    • circa 1992

    Print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement features reproductions of newspaper clippings chronicling various milestones in the company's production of magnesium over the…

    • circa 1991

    Print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division highlighting the development of AE42X1, a new high-temperature magnesium alloy for use in automotive engineering.

    • 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…

    • 1973-Jun-10

    Semipostal stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Pasteur. Includes two postmarks depicting Pasteur, with Pasteur also featured on the first day of issue cancel. A semipostal stamp is a postage…

    • 1970

    Marketing materials tout the virtues of the Beckman Glucose Analyzer, with emphasis placed upon verification of claims by the Standards Committee of the College of American Pathologists. The folded brochure includes a…

    • 1965-Feb-18 (Date of issue)

    Mexican postage stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Spanish-Mexican scientist, engineer, and naturalist Andrés Manuel del Río (1764-1849) best known for his discovery of compounds of vanadium in…

    • 1961

    Color print advertisement for International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). Image depicts a rose on the left, a blue eye on the right, and a multi-colored chemical model in the center of the page. The accompanying…

    • 1958-Sep

    In 1958, Beckman Instruments held a company picnic at Holidayland, part of Disneyland. Holidayland was a rentable, 7-acre space that only existed from 1957-1961. This invitation was mailed to Lowell Stanley, who spent…

    • (So They Use SARAN WRAP and Plenty of It!)
    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Saran Wrap, a product of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement profiles the Read family of Ridgewood, New Jersey and features photographic reproductions of various cookies and party…

    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer applications, including packaging and food service,…

    • 1955

    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.

    Identified individuals…

    • 1955-Jul

    Article from Better Homes and Gardens, July 1955.

    • 1950-Jan-09

    Print advertisement for phenol, a chemical compound manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a range of industrial applications including the production of plastics, dyes, antiseptics, and perfumes. The…

    • circa 1950

    Issued in the denomination of ten, this green-printed note is styled after a banknote including the General Electric Company logo as well as a vignette of the Chemical Department located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

    • 1949

    In the amount of one thousand, this company scrip issued by Georgi Dimitrov Chemical Company is printed to look like a banknote. Backside of scrip has an illustration of the chemical complex, which is bustling with…

    • Electron microscope, perfected at RCA Laboratories, reveals hitherto hidden facts about the structure of bacteria
    • 1948

    Black and white print advertisement for an electron microscope manufactured and sold by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) for various scientific and industrial applications. The advertisement features a…

    • Advertisement for Thanite and Other Hercules Toxicants
    • 1947

    Four-page pamphlet advertising Thanite and other toxicants manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use in pesticides and insecticides. Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the…

    • 1947

    Informational pamphlet about margarine published and distributed by the Kraft Foods Company Customer Service Department. The pamphlet details the ingredients and process for making Kraft Parkay, with an emphasis on…

    • 1946-Feb-23

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts two men discussing the purchase of tools made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and durability…

    • 1946-Apr-20

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Magnesium Division. The advertisement depicts a man and woman discussing the purchase of binoculars made from Dowmetal, a product marketed for its lightness and…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of a mother and son standing over an armchair covered in Saran plastic,…

    • circa 1946

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company's Plastics Division, with an emphasis on Saran. The advertisement features an illustration of two teenagers eating and drinking around an armchair covered in Saran…

    • circa 1945

    Color print advertisement for Dow Plastics featuring Ethocel, the brand name for Dow Ethylcellulose developed and marketed for a range of industrial uses. The advertisement features an illustration of a young boy…