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    • 1976-Jul-14

    The press release announces physical education professor Claude Allard's "Study of Man in Motion," operating in conjunction with an anthropological study. A mobile van, including equipment supplied by Beckman…

    • 1976-Jul-10

    The press release describes the features of two new models: the 7001, intended for use in applications such as desalination, and the 7002, designed for continuous monitoring of streams, rivers, and industrial effluents.…

    • 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…

    • 1960

    The Beckman DB spectrophotometer was a double beam model, which allowed for comparison between two light paths: a reference and the sample being measured.

    • 1957-Jul

    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,…

    • 1961-Jul-08

    Beckman's Space Engineering Group designed and built "the Moonspoon," a prototype instrument to sample and analyze lunar soil via absorption spectroscopy.

    • 1960

    Beckman's Space Engineering Group designed and built "the Moonspoon," a prototype instrument to sample and analyze lunar soil via absorption spectroscopy.

    • 1955

    This series of photographs documents the creation of "Success Story," which aired on KTTV and was sponsored by the Richfield Oil Corporation. One episode profiled Beckman Instruments and featured behind-the-scenes…

    • 1963

    This aerial photograph of Beckman's Fullerton plant includes an inscription sketching the company history and facility's use.

    • 1977

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

    • circa 1952

    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…

    • circa 1981

    Multimeters are instruments capable of making multiple measurements, typically voltage, current, and resistance.

    • circa 1966

    Also known as the DK-2 Spectrophotometer, this model covered ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared spectral ranges. These men are likely part of the team that designed the instrument.

    • circa 1957

    The lobby of the Beckman Instruments plant in Fullerton, California, features a mural called "The Age of Instrumentation" by artists Standish Backus, Jr. and Joseph E. Knowles. This mural depicts mankind's journey of…

    • 1960s

    These specifications were likely produced during the development of the Glucose Analyzer. They include details about the electronic circuits, the weight and footprint of the finished instrument, and the rate of samples…

    • 1959

    The text of the warranty is apparently a standard statement drafted before the development of the instrument in question.

    The Glucose Analyzer was developed by James Sternberg in 1969 and was one of several very…

    • 1958-Oct

    Owners of the Model G would have found these instructions tucked inside the lid of the wooden case surrounding the instrument.

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

    • 1957

    In these specifications for the design of a new oxygen electrode, the most important consideration is beauty, followed by mechanical and electrical concerns.

    This electrode was first used inside Beckman Instruments pH…

    • 1965-Jan

    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,…

    • 1960s

    This advertisement from Beckman Instruments highlights the many instruments and systems that could be used to monitor and control air pollution. This includes a "mobile monitor" which was an RV fitted out with various…