Handwritten and -drawn notes detail the resistors used in the Model F pH meter.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an accurate…
- Remarks by Edwin P. Arthur before the Los Angeles Section of the American Ceramic Society March 9, 1955
In his address to the American Ceramic Society, Edwin Arthur discussed the importance of pH--and, by extension, the measurement of pH with Beckman instruments--in the work of ceramists.
Arnold Beckman invented his…
This series of handwritten and -drawn notes relates to the development of the Beckman DU-X2 spectrophotometer. One of the pages appears to be missing.
The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in…
The included reports are "The Pauling Oxygen Meter" by Reuben E. Wood and David P. Shoemaker, 1944; "Final Report Contract Nonr 388(00): Research Covering Develpment of an Onoxia Warning Device for Use in High-altitude…
The notes, which appear to be written in the same hand, may have been authored by James C. Sternberg.
The Glucose Analyzer was developed by James Sternberg in 1969 and was one of several very successful medical…
This account of Howard Cary's life covers the period from his birth to his initial contact with National Technology Laboratories and brief discussion of his later involvement with pH meter development. He devotes a fair…
- Personal Recollections of Arnold O. Beckman
The account focuses on the early days of Beckman's entrepreneurial endeavors, from Robert Millikan referring I. H. Lyons to Beckman for assistance with National Postal Meter Company inks through the renting of a new…
- Creator Beckman, Arnold O.
- Subject Antisemitism, E.H. Sargent and Company, Smith, G. Frederick (George Frederick), 1891-, Hydrogen-ion concentration--Measurement--Instruments, California Fruit Growers Exchange, Scientific apparatus and instruments, Millikan, Robert, 1868-1953, Beckman, Arnold O., Willard, Hobart H. (Hobart Hurd), 1881-1974, California Institute of Technology, Beckman Instruments, inc., Racism, and Bell Telephone Laboratories
The McLeod Gauge measures very low pressures of gasses. Its presence in this collection indicates that it was used during the production of Beckman Instruments' early pH meters. These calibrations may have been written…
These calibrations and the diagram were done by W. E. Baier, Research Manager of the California Fruit Growers' Exchange. The McLeod Gauge measures very low pressures of gasses. Its presence in this collection indicates…
Undated notes by an unknown author, although his person was very likely a Beckman Instruments employee.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus…
These handwritten notes (by an unidentified author) detail the process by which Linus Pauling came to National Technical Laboratories to produce his oxygen meter design and how this lead to the formation of Arnold O.…