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    • 2002-Feb-19

    Robert J. Manning begins the interview with a brief sketch of his educational background. In 1948, after graduating with a M.S. in chemistry from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Manning spent time in the…

    • 2002-Mar-07

    Willis Humphreys begins the interview by describing how he came to work at National Technical Laboratories [NTL] on 31 March 1938. Before joining NTL, Humphreys worked for a small company in Pasadena, California, but…

    • 1985-Apr-23

    This interview, the first of several with Arnold Beckman conducted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, begins with a discussion of Beckman's teenage experience as an industrial chemist at a local gas works in…

    • 1985-Jul-23

    The second interview begins with Arnold Beckman describing the National Technical Laboratories in the late 1930s. He details NTL policies and operations. The majority of the transcript focuses on the change from NTL to…

    • circa 1964

    A commercial solid-state computer system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was released in 1964. Beckman developed programming and utility systems, including…

    • circa 1959

    This brochure highlights the transistor diode's use for computers, telephony, control, and pulse circuitry.

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley…

    • circa 1959

    This brochure highlights sawtooth oscillator, pulse generator, bistable, and ring counter applications for the NPNP silicon switch.

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they…

    • Technical Bulletin T-400
    • 1957-Aug

    This staple-bound booklet was a reprint from Electronic Industries & Tele-Tech. It was part of the in-house research library of Beckman Industries; a pocket for a library checkout card is affixed to the back cover.

    In…

    • 1965

    This manual describes the features, programming patchboard system, and operational components of the Model 2230 analog computer.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as…

    • Beckman Instructions 81032-C
    • 1963 (1963 copyright, 1971 printing)

    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,…

    • Liston-Becker Company, Inc.
    • 1953-Jun-08

    This memo details research about the the Liston-Becker Company, which Beckman Instruments acquired in 1955.

    • 1953-Feb-25

    Arnold O. Beckman notes that some of the company's instruments (including pH meters and infrared spectrophotometers) are already being used to monitor air quality, and expresses interest in developing instruments…

    • 1954-Nov-26

    Glenn Joseph expresses appreciation for a tour of Beckman's Fullerton plant and the gift of a pH meter themed desk set.

    In the 1930s, Joseph approached Beckman for assistance measuring pH for the citrus industry. The…

    • General Manager for Germany
    • 1954-Sep-15

    In this letter, John F. Bishop relates a conversation with Herbert Hoover, Jr., in which Hoover recommended that Beckman choose "a man who understands the American way of business," rather than a European candidate, to…

    • Recruiting
    • 1955-Oct-24

    The report of a conference between Don Straus, Roy Holm, Bob Cunningham, Bud Schuler, Chuck Bowes, and Bruce Lindeke discussing options for recruiting engineers, including targeting engineers' wives, emphasizing…

    • Number 5
    • 1955-May

    This in-house publication features a story on the creation of a credit union, employee recreation, the filming of "Success Story," the company's presence at the Pittsburgh Symposium, and Lee de Forest's visit to a…

    • Number 4
    • 1955-Feb

    This in-house publication includes a story about the filming of "Success Story," the company's new Spinco division, and the "feminine talent" in the Cables and Resistors department.

    • E-IM-3A
    • 1974-May

    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…

    • 1964-May

    This wall chart was included as an insert in a 1974 Model E operating manual.

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments…

    • Telephone Interview with Dr. Shockley
    • 1956-Jan-31

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • Dr. William Shockley publicity results
    • 1955-Sep-30

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…

    • Appraisal of competitors electrodes
    • 1954-Apr-15

    The report concerns Beckman's electrode business, with a focus on Leeds & Northrup electrodes which "do not compare too favorably with ours."

    • 1953 – 1954

    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…

    • circa 1964

    The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was introduced in 1964.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their…

    • 1957-Jan-17

    George A. Bekey spent several years with Beckman Instruments and TRW Systems before joining the faculty of the University of Southern California, where his work as a roboticist focused on ethics, robot-human…