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    • circa 1959

    This brochure highlights the transistor diode's use for computers, telephony, control, and pulse circuitry.

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley…

    • circa 1959

    This brochure highlights sawtooth oscillator, pulse generator, bistable, and ring counter applications for the NPNP silicon switch.

    In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they…

    • Technical Bulletin T-400
    • 1957-Aug

    This staple-bound booklet was a reprint from Electronic Industries & Tele-Tech. It was part of the in-house research library of Beckman Industries; a pocket for a library checkout card is affixed to the back cover.

    In…

    • 1966-Mar

    Group photograph of unidentified Perkin-Elmer Corporation employees gathered around a Scientific Data Systems (SDS) 9300 unit. Founded by Max Palevsky and Robert Beck in September 1961, Scientific Data Systems…

    • 1957-Jan-17

    George A. Bekey spent several years with Beckman Instruments and TRW Systems before joining the faculty of the University of Southern California, where his work as a roboticist focused on ethics, robot-human…

    • 1954-Jan-10

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems -- for the…

    • 1964-Apr-21

    The press release announces the release of a commercial solid-state computer system including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer.

    • 1964

    The commercial solid-state computer system included a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer.

    • 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…

    • Undated

    Beckman Instruments and Electric Heating Association produced this portable computer for use by electric heating salesmen.

    • 1980 – 1981

    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…

    • Undated

    Though the instruction manual is undated, details such as the November 1956 drawing dates provide clues about creation and publication dates.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley…

    • circa 1955

    Arnold Beckman and various unidentified men and women, photographed during Beckman's visit to the Berkeley Division. Four of the images include the EASE (Electronic Analog and Simulation Equipment).

    Beckman…

    • Undated

    An EASE (Electronic Analog and Simulation Equipment) Computer set up in a room with some kind of graphic display monitor and printed text output.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their…

    • 1978 – 1984

    The monitor on top is likely running Beckman Instruments TOXSYS software for the chemical analysis of body tissues.

    • 1961

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems -- for the…

    • 1950s

    The man and woman in this photograph with the EASE (Electronic Analog and Simulation Equipment) computer are unidentified.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early…

    • 1953-Jul-16

    In this letter, Dr. Boetler thanks Arnold O. Beckman for donating several components of an EASE computer to the University of California Los Angeles's Department of Engineering. Dr. Boetler also thanks Dr. Beckman…

    • 1990s

    Beckman's XL-A Analytical Centrifuge debuted in 1991.

    Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With…

    • 1960

    A note on the back of this photograph might identify two of the people in this image as Jim Kuffert and Shirley Finch.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as…

    • circa 1980

    This computing spectrophotometer was controlled by a microprocessor and included a video graphics display.

    The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request from the Office of Rubber Reserve to Arnold…

    • 1963

    This advertisement for the EASE Computer touts its ability to eliminate process bottlenecks and to test processes without running a full, trial operation. The big draw, according to the ad content, is how Beckman…

    • 1963

    This advertisement for the EASE Analog Computer promotes a use case where the computer was able to simulate the circulatory system (not to actually control blood flow in a living subject).

    Beckman Instruments' analog…

    • 1963

    Advertisement for EASE 2100 Analog Computer.

    Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data…