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    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 503-C
    • 1958

    The Operating and Maintenance Instructions, 503-C, make up the bulk of the volume and are dated May 1958. Beckman Instructions 535-A, 17329 Gas-Liquid Partition Chromatography Column (Di-N-Butyl Maleate), dated June…

    • Beckman Instruction 015-082296
    • 1973-Jan

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an accurate way to measure the acidity of his product. The resulting instrument kicked off…

    • No. 36, Spring 1966
    • 1966

    Helinews was an in-house publication devoted to the products of Beckman's Helipot Division. This issue featured a two-page spread detailing the process of manufacturing cermet trimmers.

    • Beckman Instructions 334-B
    • 1963-Sep

    The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company was still called National Technical Laboratories. Spurred by employee Howard Cary (who had previously been involved in pH meter…

    • Beckman Instructions 81804
    • 1969-Jun

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an accurate way to measure the acidity of his product. The resulting instrument kicked off…

    • 378-C
    • 1956-Aug

    The Beckman DK Spectrophotometer was an enhancement of the DU, which expanded the instrument’s range into near-infrared. This was accomplished by chemist Wilbur I. Kaye, who began his work on science behind the DK at…

    • 1977

    The certificate offers congratulations on the acquisition of a Beckman pH meter and gently suggests the purchase of Beckman electrodes to use with the instrument.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at…

    • Bulletin 92-F
    • 1959-Oct

    The brochure outlines the importance of pH, Beckman's expertise, and several instruments: the Pocket pH meter, the Model G, the Model N, and the Zeromatic pH meter.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at…

    • Bulletin CS-632
    • circa 1963

    The brochure describes the operation, application, and specifications of a system designed to monitor oxygen partial pressure in pilots' masks and helmets and warn them when levels dip dangerously low.

    • Bulletin CS-631
    • circa 1963

    The brochure provides an overview of Beckman's divisions--Berkeley, Helipot, Offner, Scientific and Process Instruments, Special Projects, Spinco, and Systems--and highlights solutions provided to clients needing…

  1. Black finished cylindrical casing with three copper electrodes in a line next to product inscription; nickel knob is raised above the cylinder; outer dial goes from 0-15 (but only three digits are visible through its…

    • Product Data Sheet O2—8120
    • 1950s

    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,…

    • Vol. 2, No. 1
    • 1956

    The brochure discusses the IR-4 spectrophotometer, scheduled for introduction at the Pittsburgh Conference. It also includes brief profiles of the "New Infrared Team": Lee Cahn, William Ward, Norbert Kabuss, and Joseph…

    • circa 1955

    The brochure discusses the use of the IR-2 spectrophotometer in an air pollution study. Though undated, the referenced instrument models and logo narrow the date of the brochure's publication to somewhere between the…

    • 1956-Aug

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…

    • 1970

    Marketing materials tout the virtues of the Beckman Glucose Analyzer, with emphasis placed upon verification of claims by the Standards Committee of the College of American Pathologists. The folded brochure includes a…

    • 355-C
    • 1957-May

    The Beckman DK Spectrophotometer was an enhancement of the DU, which expanded the instrument’s range of into near-infrared. This was accomplished by chemist Wilbur I. Kaye, who began his work on science behind the DK at…

    • Bulletin 419
    • Undated

    Instruction manual for an instrument designed to record levels of oxidants in the atmosphere. Measuring oxidants is one way to quantify air pollution. Photochemical oxidants are air pollutants which form when air…

    • Beckman Instructions 3126
    • 1964-Jun

    Instructions for calibrating an instrument designed to measure levels of oxidants in the atmosphere. Measuring oxidants is one way to quantify air pollution. Photochemical oxidants are air pollutants which form when air…

    • Beckman Instructions 83513-B
    • 1969-Oct

    The Glucose Analyzer was developed by James Sternberg in 1969 and was one of several very successful medical testing and analysis instruments that Beckman Instruments produced in the 1970s. Its size, speed, and price…

    • Beckman Instructions 1324-A
    • 1967-Jul

    Beckman Instruments entered the gas chromatograph business in 1956 with the acquisition of the successful Watts Manufacturing Company. Later that year, Beckman Instruments produced its first gas chromatograph, the GC-1,…

    • 1958-Dec

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold O. Beckman in 1942, asking for an infrared spectrophotometer that they could use to create rubber. Under this…