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    • 1957-Sep-20

    Architect William Pereira writes to invite Arnold O. Beckman to a dinner in celebration of an award for the Helipot building in Newport Beach, California. The Pereira & Luckman-designed building was to be honored as one…

    • 1954-Mar-09

    The memorandum discusses a rival company's spectrophotometer, the Warren Spectracord. (Warren Electronics, Inc. would be acquired by Perkin-Elmer in 1956). The Beckman Instruments DR Spectrophotometer is framed as…

    • 1954-Mar-28

    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…

    • 1954-Apr-30

    Allen Hussey, the director of Northwestern University's chemical laboratories, discusses the frequent breakdowns of the IR-2T spectrophotometer, the practical and ethical barriers to selling it to recoup expenses, and…

    • 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…

    • 1953-Dec-03

    In response to Donald Loughridge's complaints about the performance of the IR-2T spectrophotometer, Arnold Beckman defers to general sales manager W. H. Steinkamp and expresses confidence that he will bring the…

    • 1953-Nov-17

    Donald Loughridge, dean of Northwestern University, exchanges friendly news with Arnold Beckman before discussing chemistry professor Robert L. Burwell's complaints about the IR-2T spectrophotometer, its frequent…

    • 1950-Dec-26 – 1951-Aug-07

    These internal memos document a year's worth of human resources and other personnel decisions made at National Technical Laboratories, the precursor to Beckman Instruments. Some entries may have been written by Arnold…

    • 1950-Apr-27

    The letter concerns importation of spectrophotometers into Germany and France, the Economic Cooperation Administration (ECA), and post-war atomic energy restrictions.

    • 1948-Oct-07

    A chemist with Standard Oil Company's Research Department, Steininger explored the possible creation of an instrument to analyze and record hydrogen sulfide concentrations in oil refineries, a safety measure otherwise…

    • 1947-Aug-15

    This letter includes a report on existing Beckman trademarks as of 1947, including information on the "acidimeter" and the point at which that instrument became known as the pH meter (1935).

    • 1946-Oct

    In a series of one page messages to the employees of National Technical Laboratories, Arnold Beckman laid out a case against unionization.

    • 1945-Feb-16

    The letter regards the procurement of Pauling meters for use on submarines and issues of cost and portability.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen…

    • 1945-Feb-03

    In this letter, J. H. Rushton of the National Defense Research Committee requests an update on the status of F and G model oxygen meter instruments.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…

    • 1945-Feb-14

    Arnold Beckman informs J. H. Rushton that the Model G oxygen meter is ready for testing, but the Model F is not. An order has been received from the Linde Company, but not fulfilled, and an experimental instrument was…

    • 1945-Jul-11

    The letter discusses testing of the Pauling hospital oxygen meter and concerns about its ruggedness--specifically, its ability to survive being dropped onto a stone floor from a height of three feet.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Feb-28

    The letter discusses the various parties interested in testing Pauling oxygen meters and the possibility of meeting in Washington or Philadelphia.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…

    • 1945-Nov-14

    In this handwritten letter, Prentiss discusses reports on the oxygen meter contracts and the possibility of working for Phillips Petroleum, despite his lack of enthusiasm for relocating to Oklahoma.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Aug-11

    In this letter, Prentiss shares his initial impressions of a prototype aircraft oxygen meter.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…

    • 1937-Aug-17

    The letter discusses Beckman's scheduled meetings, marketing strategies for the pH meter, and interest in postal meters.

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

    • 1937-Aug-21

    The letter was written during a multi-city trip, most likely in Pittsburgh or New York. Beckman discusses the cases of the instruments, and his desire to replace metal cases with wood; pricing of the instruments; and…

    • 1937-Aug-25

    This letter, written while Arnold Beckman was on a multi-city trip promoting his pH meter, concerns strategies for marketing the instruments and concern about the friction between a salesman and distributor.

    Arnold…

    • 1937-Dec-07

    Arnold Beckman offers a scathing critique of Herring's performance as a salesman of pH meters.

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

    • 1937-Aug-26

    In this letter, Evans discusses a new electrode design for use in Beckman pH meters.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an…

    • 1935-May-31

    Lyons gives Beckman advice about personnel decisions and discusses early sales of the "acidimeter."

    Dr. Arnold O. Beckman (1900-2004) invented the first commercially successful electric pH meter in 1934 and thus began…