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Genre Photographs Remove constraint Genre: Photographs Date 1945 to 1949 Remove constraint Date: <span class='from'>1945</span> to <span class='to'>1949</span>

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    • 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),…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the interior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan, showing several large storage tanks and two unidentified individuals. Seeking a source of raw material…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the interior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • after 1934 – before 1970

    General view of a section of the exterior of the Cliffs Dow wood distillation plant located in Marquette, Michigan. Seeking a source of raw material for its new plastic, ethylcellulose, the Dow Chemical Company joined…

    • 1942 – 1959

    The Model R Industrial pH Meter was first produced in 1942, although this photograph was likely taken much later.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California…

    • 1950
    • 1940
    • 1934 – 1935
    • 1946
    • Undated
    • 1949

    A Pasadena garage was the first home of the National Postal Meter Company, founded by Arnold Beckman in 1934. The company soon became National Technical Laboratories, with a focus on pH meters. In 1935, the company…

    • 1940s

    General view of two unidentified employees working on the nose of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber aircraft prior to the installation Plexiglas windshield panels. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified male employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use on the nose of an aircraft attack bomber. Several finished panels are visible in the background. Per notations…

    • 1940s

    General view of two unidentified employees making adjustments to a Douglas A-20 attack bomber in production at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Several attack bombers, awaiting…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee fitting a Plexiglas windshield panel onto the nose enclosure of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee using a band saw to trim a curved Plexiglas panel designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified female employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol,…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee using a router to smooth the edge of a curved Plexiglas panel designed for use as an aircraft windshield. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the edges of the panels are…

    • 1940s

    General view of several unidentified employees installing Plexiglass panels on the nose of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the two halves that form the nose of the bomber are…

    • 1940s

    This glass dumbbell was key to the functioning of the Pauling Oxygen Meter, although production was tricky and originally required a human glass blower to shape the hollow ends of the tiny dumbbell with puffs of breath.…

    • 1940s

    An unidentified man with a tattoo on his forearm has removed the case of a Model B DU Spectrophotometer in order to demonstrate its functions to three other (also unidentified) men.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU…

    • 1940s

    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,…