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    • 1950 – 1969

    Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like the volume dial on a radio. In 1940, Arnold O. Beckman was unsatisfied with dials on the market, so he designed his own helical potentiometers, or helipots, for use…

    • 1950 – 1969

    Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like the volume dial on a radio. In 1940, Arnold O. Beckman was unsatisfied with dials on the market, so he designed his own helical potentiometers, or helipots, for use…

    • 1950 – 1969

    Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like the volume dial on a radio. In 1940, Arnold O. Beckman was unsatisfied with dials on the market, so he designed his own helical potentiometers, or helipots, for use…

    • circa 1979 – circa 1980

    Based upon a sticker on the reverse of the image, the contact sheet is attributed to Karjalas' Photo Vision. The Polaroid images are unattributed.

    The Clinical Instruments Division of Beckman Instruments opened the…

    • 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,…

    • Undated

    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…