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    • 1966
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    • 1954
    • circa 1975

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton, California.

    The images with dates inscribed on the back indicate that they were taken between 1954 and 1975, although some images are…

    • 1953
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    • 1955
    • 1943

    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton, California.

    Some photos are undated, but the ones with dates were taken between 1943 and 1953. Several have a photographer's stamp on the…

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    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 “acidimeter” with its…

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    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…

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    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…

    • circa 1956

    The Pocket pH meter allowed pH readings to be taken in the field, in a laboratory, or at any site, without needing to send samples back to a laboratory and a more stationary instrument.

    Arnold Beckman invented his…

    • 1952
    • 1954
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    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    Various photographs bear numbers, production notes, and photographer's stamps.

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    In 1954, Beckman Instruments' headquarters moved from Pasadena to Fullerton.

    Most photographs are unattributed; several have image numbers or production notes written on the reverse.

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    Capable of resolving each mass unit up to 60. Originally marketed with a $6,000 price tag, accessories were available to analyze hydrogen and helium.

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    Capable of resolving each mass unit up to 60. Originally marketed with a $6,000 price tag, accessories were available to analyze hydrogen and helium.

    • circa 1956

    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,…

    • circa 1960

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • 1950s

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • 1950

    The result of joint research and development undertaken by Beckman Instruments and six sugar industry laboratories, this instrument was designed to quantitatively measure the whiteness of sugar.

    • 1950s

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • circa 1960

    Los Angeles County General Hospital nurse Mary Finlay is monitoring the oxygen levels of a prematurely born infant in an incubator, to provide just the right oxygen mixture. Too little oxygen has obvious repercussions,…

    • circa 1956

    An unidentified man kneels in a field of crops looking at the reading on a Pocket pH Meter, first marketed by Beckman Instruments in 1956. A photograph from the same session appears in advertisements for the Pocket pH…