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    • 1953
    • Undated
    • 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…

    • Dwg. No. 662-000740
    • 1949-Feb-08

    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…

    • 1950 – 1969

    The labeled illustration depicts the interior of a potentiometer.

    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,…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • 1952
    • 1954
    • Undated

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

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

    • Undated
    • 1957-Oct-11
    • 1955-Sep-15
    • 1982
    • 1953
    • 1987-Mar-23
    • 1961-Jan

    The photographs depict Arnold Beckman at a variety of meetings and events. Identified individuals include Arnold Beckman, P. Dodds, V. Rossetti, Robert T. Sheen, W. G. Brombacher, Taylor Fletcher, Jack Bishop, William…

    • 1966
    • Undated
    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 1955-Aug-05

    Mass spectrometers measure the mass of sample components after ionization.

    Walter Donner's work with Beckman Instruments including oversight of the development of medical monitoring equipment for the Apollo, Mercury,…

    • Recruiting
    • 1955-Oct-24

    The report of a conference between Don Straus, Roy Holm, Bob Cunningham, Bud Schuler, Chuck Bowes, and Bruce Lindeke discussing options for recruiting engineers, including targeting engineers' wives, emphasizing…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • 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,…

    • 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…

    • Dwg. No. 11098
    • 1957

    This electrode was first used inside Beckman Instruments pH meters and later in many other instruments.

    • No. T-8-(R)
    • 1957-May-23

    The report evaluates the portable OM-1 oxygen meter, deeming it convenient and moderately precise, but sensitive to temperature fluctuations.

    • 514-B
    • 1957-Jul

    Intentionally blank pages (28, 40, and 42) have been omitted from the digital work.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who needed an…