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Subject Scientific apparatus and instruments Remove constraint Subject: Scientific apparatus and instruments Date 1945 to 1949 Remove constraint Date: <span class='from'>1945</span> to <span class='to'>1949</span>

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    • circa 1940 – circa 1979

    Though the photo set is identified as Beckman with "employees," some of the photographs depict ceremonies and visits to non-corporate locations, like CalTech. Some photographs are attributed, dated (1941, 1962, 1967),…

    • 1942 – 1959

    The Model R Industrial pH Meter was first produced in 1942, although this photograph was likely taken much later.

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

    • 1946 – 1955

    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…

    • 1940s

    This glass dumbbell was key to the functioning of the Pauling Oxygen Meter, although production was tricky and originally required a human glass blower to shape the hollow ends of the tiny dumbbell with puffs of breath.…

    • 1940s

    An unidentified man with a tattoo on his forearm has removed the case of a Model B DU Spectrophotometer in order to demonstrate its functions to three other (also unidentified) men.

    The first Beckman Instruments DU…

    • 1940s

    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,…

    • 1940s

    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…

    • 1940s

    This advertisement for the Model G pH meter highlights the different electrodes that could be used with it. The Model G was Beckman Instruments's first commercial pH meter.

    Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in…

    • Bulletin 206
    • circa 1949

    The Pocket Dosimeter was designed to be a portable radiation monitoring system, carried by people to protect themselves against gamma and x-ray exposure.

    • 1949-Mar-17

    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 1949

    Set of rubber compounding and vulcanization tools and knives used in the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station. This photograph was included in a 1949 Naval Air Experimental…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Mooney Viscometer in the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station. At the laboratory, the viscometer was used to determine the plasticity and scorch rate of…

    • circa 1949

    Portable Pyrometer and accessories used to take accurate temperature measurements of roll surfaces and platens in the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station. This photograph…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Rubber Ingredient and Weigh-Up Room at the Naval Air Experimental Station. Adjacent to the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory, the room contained cupboards and bins housing over…

    • circa 1949

    Charlotte experimental colloid mill used in the Naval Air Experimental Station's Latex and Chemical Laboratory for the preparation of finely divided dispersions and emulsions. This photograph was included in a 1949…

    • circa 1949

    Assorted latex mixers and stirrers used in the Naval Air Experimental Station's Latex and Chemical Laboratory to mechanically froth, foam, and mix latex. The machines depicted in the photograph are identified as follows…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Latex and Chemical Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station. An assortment of laboratory glassware, apparatus, and instruments used for various phases of experimental and developmental work…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Physical Properties Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station showing assorted equipment used for the evaluation of rubber and rubber-like materials. Machinery and apparatus used in the…

    • circa 1949

    Plastometers, resiliometers, and other apparatus used to evaluate rubber and rubber-like materials in the Naval Air Experimental Station's Physical Properties Laboratory. The instruments visible in the photograph are…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Weathering Room at the Naval Air Experimental Station. Visible in the photograph is an Atlas Fade-o-meter and several accelerated weathering units used to evaluate the effects of stimulated service…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Emerson Oxygen Aging apparatus, with two bombs, housed in the Naval Air Experimental Station's Oven and Accelerated Aging Room. Located inside a shelter within the aging room, this apparatus and…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Sealants and Adhesives Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station showing assorted samples of viscous materials and equipment used to manufacture and test sealants and adhesives of both rubber…

    • circa 1949

    General view of the Dynamic Test Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station showing forced vibration machines and other equipment used to test rubber articles produced at the Station under simulated service…

    • 1940s

    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…

    • 1949

    General view of two chemists using experimental distillation apparatus to purify aromatic chemicals in the Bush Aromatics Research Department at the Dow Chemical Company facilities in Midland, Michigan. The individuals…