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    • 1986

    Advertisement by JBI Jogbra Inc. for the Sportshape bra in Cosmopolitan magazine.

    • 1977

    This advertisement for the series 4200 IR Spectrophotometer connects the work that Beckman Instruments is doing to the work of William Herschel, the British astronomer who discovered infrared radiation in 1800.

    The…

    • 1975-Nov-30

    Color print magazine advertisement for Fairchild watches. This ad appeared in The New York Times Magazine, November 20, 1975.

    • E-IM-3A
    • 1974-May

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With Spinco came the famous Model E Ultracentrifuge, which was…

    • Beckman Instruction 015-082296
    • 1973-Jan

    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…

    • 1970

    Marketing materials tout the virtues of the Beckman Glucose Analyzer, with emphasis placed upon verification of claims by the Standards Committee of the College of American Pathologists. The folded brochure includes a…

    • Bulletin 203-A
    • 1960s

    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

    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…

    • Beckman Instructions 81804
    • 1969-Jun

    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…

    • 1960s

    Color print magazine advertisement for DuPont dyed nylon stockings. Image depicts the legs of four women in colorful stockings.

    • 1960 – 1969

    Advertisement for DuPont Lycra spandex fiber depicting the mid-section of a woman modeling a girdle.

    • circa 1969

    The MINOS oxygen and carbon dioxide monitors were first developed in 1968 and monitored atmospheric conditions in diving habitats, vehicles, and pressure chambers.

    • 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,…

    • No. 36, Spring 1966
    • 1966

    Helinews was an in-house publication devoted to the products of Beckman's Helipot Division. This issue featured a two-page spread detailing the process of manufacturing cermet trimmers.

    • circa 1964

    A commercial solid-state computer system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was released in 1964. Beckman developed programming and utility systems, including…

    • circa 1964

    The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was introduced in 1964.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their…

    • 1964

    Black and white print advertisement for A.C. Gilbert Chemistry Sets. A boy and a male adult are depicted in two images using the laboratory glassware included in the chemistry set.

    • 1964

    Black and white print advertisment for Fairchild Semiconductor's 1964 microcircuits, featuring an image of a microscope.

    • Vol. IV, No. 1
    • 1964

    Beckman Bits was produced to highlight the Beckman Instruments Systems Division's aerospace equipment and projects. In addition to project summaries, it contains photographs and original artwork depicting spacecraft and…

    • Beckman Instructions 81032-C
    • 1963 (1963 copyright, 1971 printing)

    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,…

    • 1963

    Print advertisement promoting the use of soil fumigants manufactured by the Dow Chemical Company, including Telone and Fumazone, to kill nematodes, also known as roundworms or threadworms. The advertisement includes…

    • Beckman Instructions 334-B
    • 1963-Sep

    The first Beckman Instruments DU Spectrophotometer was developed in 1940, when the company was still called National Technical Laboratories. Spurred by employee Howard Cary (who had previously been involved in pH meter…

    • Bulletin CS-632
    • circa 1963

    The brochure describes the operation, application, and specifications of a system designed to monitor oxygen partial pressure in pilots' masks and helmets and warn them when levels dip dangerously low. An artist's…

    • Bulletin CS-631
    • circa 1963

    The brochure provides an overview of Beckman's divisions--Berkeley, Helipot, Offner, Scientific and Process Instruments, Special Projects, Spinco, and Systems--and highlights solutions provided to clients needing…