William H. Joyce begins his interview with a description of his early childhood. As a young man, Joyce was significantly influenced by both his parents, in particular his father, who instilled in Joyce a strong…
- Interviewee Joyce, William H., 1935-
- Interviewer Thackray, Arnold, 1939-
- Sponsor Society of Chemical Industry (Great Britain). American Section
- Subject Joyce, William H., 1935-, Chemical engineering, United States. Navy, Union Carbide Corporation, Telephone cables, Hercules Incorporated, Nalco Chemical Company
David P. Holveck begins the interview with a discussion about growing up in the Philadelphia area. He reveals that as a young adult he studied to become a physical therapist before spending three years in the Navy.…
- Interviewee Holveck, David P., 1945-
- Interviewer Everson, Ted, Hughes, Sally Smith, Slater, Leo B., Marks, Lana
- Sponsor Biotechnology Industry Organization
- Subject Holveck, David P., 1945-, United States. Navy, Blood products, Abbott Laboratories, Immunoassay--Instruments, Tomography, X-rays, Centocor, Inc., United States. Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson
Eugene J. Flath was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin but moved to Rockford, Illinois, at age eight. He often went to work with his father, who was an electrical engineer, but who worked for a while on the coal dock in Green…
- Interviewee Flath, Eugene J., 1937-
- Interviewer Brock, David C., Chʻoe, Hyŏng-sŏp
- Sponsor Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Subject Flath, Eugene J., 1937-, FORTRAN (Computer program language), United States. Navy, United States. Navy. Seabees, International Business Machines Corporation, Electrical engineering, Intel Corporation, Microprocessors--Design and construction, Fairchild (Firm), Electrical engineers
In this letter, Beckman requests that a former employee, Robert A. Crane, receive an early discharge from the Navy in light of his father's poor health. Beckman notes that he has an open position for Crane.
The letter outlines the Navy's requirements for the Pauling oxygen meter. The spelling of the recipient's name is likely a mistake, as letters written by Wood himself spell his first name "Reuben."
Developed from a…
- Circa 1970
Beckman produced two prototype systems for measuring pO2 and pCO2 in the Navy's Mark VIII Saturation Diving System.
The Atmospheric Monitoring and Control System was developed for the Navy's first Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV). It measured oxygen and carbon dioxide in extreme environmental conditions.
Beckman originally produced 27 Mark V Atmosphere Analyzers for use on nuclear ballistic missile submarines. The instrument measured oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, freon, and other atmospheric…
- After 1958
The photographs depict unidentified men with the Trieste and various pieces of equipment, including a Beckman Mark IV Atmosphere Analyzer.
2012-002_2212 was photographed by Interstate Photographers; 2012-002_2213 and …
- Circa 1967
This instrument was developed by Beckman Instruments' Advanced Technology Operations (ATO) in 1967 for the United States Navy. It was designed to detect chemical warfare agents aboard a ship via air samples introduced…
- Circa 1969
Designed under a 1968 contract for the U.S. Navy's Clothing and Textile Research Unit, Beckman's battery-operated oxygen sensing/warning device monitored the oxygen pressure in suits worn for fire fighting and damage…