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    • 1956

    In 1956, Arnold O. Beckman fêted Lee de Forest at the new Munich facility of Beckman Instruments.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early twentieth century. His…

    • 1956

    Arnold O. Beckman arranged a banquet for Lee de Forest (seated), at which he and Jonathan Zenneck (standing) met in person for the first time since 1912.

    Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of…

    • circa 1953
    • 1955
    • 1956

    The construction of Beckman's Munich plant began in 1953. It housed the company's first overseas subsidiary, Beckman Instruments GmbH, and was the first U.S. plant built in Bavaria following World War II.


    • 1985

    The pictured employees are Klaus Feike (sales engineer), Volker Bock (product line specialist), Gertrude Heindl (secretary), and Lorenz Baumgartner (shipping supervisor).

    • 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…

    • circa 1940 – circa 1979

    Though the photo set is identified as Beckman with "employees," some of the photographs depict ceremonies and visits to non-corporate locations, like CalTech. Some photographs are attributed, dated (1941, 1962, 1967),…

    • Undated

    First marketed in 1960, the Beckman/Spinco Model 120 Amino Acid Analyzer allowed users to quickly perform amino acid chromatography. It is unclear how, but very likely that this instrument was based on the same…