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Creator Karjalas' Photo Vision Remove constraint Creator: Karjalas' Photo Vision Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments Remove constraint Subject: Scientific apparatus and instruments

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    • 1960s

    This model followed in the tradition of the DU, the first ultraviolent/visible spectrum spectrophotometer.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company was still called…

    • 1960s

    Beckman Instruments, Inc. became interested in measuring, controlling, and fighting air pollution in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when company president Arnold O. Beckman became the scientific adviser to the Los…

    • Undated

    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,…

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    Smudged ink on the front of the photograph suggests it may have been stored alongside other Photo Visions photographs.

    Beckman Instruments, Inc. became interested in measuring, controlling, and fighting air pollution…

    • circa 1979

    Beckman's Creatinine Analyzer 2 debuted in 1979. Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, can be measured to determine renal function.

    • circa 1979

    Beckman's Creatinine Analyzer 2 debuted in 1979. Creatinine, a byproduct of muscle metabolism, can be measured to determine renal function.

    • after 1977

    Beckman Instruments debuted an Immunochemistry Analyzer in 1977 and an Auto ICS (Immunochemistry System) in 1980.

    • Undated

    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…

    • 1978 – 1984

    An unidentified man in a lab coat and mask gets toxicology readings of a rabbit using a TOXSYS Terminal. The cages in the background likely hold other animals intended for testing. This toxicology instrument uses…

    • circa 1972

    The Model OM-11 Oxygen Analyzer was designed for cardiopulmonary applications but was later marketed to the auto industry.

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

    • circa 1972

    The Model OM-11 Oxygen Analyzer was designed for cardiopulmonary applications but was later marketed to the auto industry.

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

    • Undated

    These pieces of equipment include an Ignition System Tester (right) and an HC/CO/CO2 tester (center). The instrument on the left is unidentified. The IST was also known as an Engine Scope Tester. The HC/CO/CO2 Tester…

    • 1979

    This recorder was used with Beckman's Microtox Acute Water Toxicity Monitor.

    • 1978 – 1984

    Medical books and a microscope sit on a desk beside a Beckman TOXSYS terminal. The TOXSYS software facilitates the chemical analysis of body tissues.

    • circa 1968

    The Model 915 converted samples to carbon dioxide and used a non-dispersive infrared analyzer to determine the total carbon and inorganic carbon. Organic carbon was determined as the difference between those values.

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    Beckman Instruments, Inc. became interested in measuring, controlling, and fighting air pollution in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when company president Arnold O. Beckman became the scientific adviser to the Los…

    • Undated

    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…