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    • circa 1964

    The photograph showing the full view of the computer bears the Moss Photography stamp; the other is unattributed.

    The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems…

    • 1955-May

    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…

    • 1985-Apr

    The photo album documents 50th anniversary celebrations at the Japanese subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, established in Tokyo in 1977. A number of pictured individuals are identified. Unused pages of the album have…

    • 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…

    • after 1953

    Beckman Instruments, GmbH, the first overseas subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, was established in Munich, Germany in 1953.

    • 1964

    The commercial solid-state computer system included a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer.

    • 1962

    General view of an unidentified employee operating a Beckman (Berkeley Division) Time Interval Meter at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Port Ewen, New York. Time Interval Meters were commonly used for a range of…

    • 1960

    General view of employees Thomas Stauble (left, foreground) and Andrew Tubby (right, foreground) using assorted machinery to test the destructive range and effectiveness of detonators and initiators manufactured at the…

    • circa 1950

    This is Helipot Corporation's Meridian Avenue location.

    The Helipot Corporation was founded during World War II by Arnold O. Beckman of Beckman Instruments (at that time still National Technical Laboratories) to keep…

    • Undated
    • 1948
    • 1943

    This building at 820 Mission Street was the first built exclusively for National Technical Laboratories in 1940.

    One photograph bears a photographer's stamp for J. Allen Hawkins on the back, but the other images in…

    • 1960s

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With Spinco came the famous Model E Ultracentrifuge, which was…

    • 1960 – 1979

    Calorimeters measure the amount of heat involved in chemical reactions and some other processes.

    • circa 1985

    This combination of hardware and software allowed users to program a sequence, check reagent levels, and perform DNA synthesis using phosphoramidite chemistry. The control module in the color photograph included an IBM…

    • 1960 – 1979

    Viscometers measure viscosity, the resistance of fluids to flow or stress (this could also be thought of as a liquid's thickness).

    • after 1972

    The 990 Synthesizer was introduced in 1972 and operated by punched paper tape, in which the punched holes specified which operation was to be performed. The System 990 Synthesizer was developed in 1984 and used a…

    • circa 1979

    The photos depict a device for the preparation of linear-density gradient medium in a column for gradient electrophoresis.

    • 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.


    • circa 1976

    Under contract to the U.S. Army Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, Beckman's Microbics and Advanced Technology Operations worked to develop an enzymatic vapor detector.

    • circa 1976

    The LITEK fluorescent bulb was designed to work with an incandescent socket and require only one-third as much energy as conventional bulbs.

    • circa 1975

    The Beckman Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer (BUV) was launched on the Atmosphere Explorer-E satellite and provided data on total global ozone and its distribution.