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    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified male employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use on the nose of an aircraft attack bomber. Several finished panels are visible in the background. Per notations…

    • 1940s

    General view of two unidentified employees making adjustments to a Douglas A-20 attack bomber in production at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Several attack bombers, awaiting…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified employee fitting a Plexiglas windshield panel onto the nose enclosure of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified female employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol,…

    • 1940s

    General view of several unidentified employees installing Plexiglass panels on the nose of a Douglas A-20 attack bomber. Per notations accompanying the photograph, the two halves that form the nose of the bomber are…

    • after 1940 – before 1946

    General view of a female employee cutting strands of .50 caliber powder extruded from a press to the proper length at the Radford Ordnance Works in Radford, Virginia. The Radford Ordnance Works was operated by the…

    • 1940s

    General view of an unidentified female employee polishing a curved panel of Plexiglas designed for use as an aircraft windshield. This photograph was likely taken at the Rohm and Haas Company plant located in Bristol,…

    • 1941 – 1945

    Advertisement for Dowicides, the trade name for a group of fungicide chemicals manufactured and marketed by the Dow Chemical Company as tools to prevent mold and decay. The advertisement features an army transport…

    • 1942

    Two-page advertisement for Dowmetal detailing the Dow Chemical Company's efforts to scale up magnesium production to meet increased demand from military defense activities. Produced during World War II, the…

    • 1943

    Color print advertisement for Dow Chemical Company depicts a male dry cleaner placing a paper bag over a freshly laundered garment. Notably, the advertisement was produced during World War II and bears the Company's…

    • 1943-Oct-26

    Memo regarding Pauling Oxygen Meter submarine model, which was developed by Arnold Beckman during World War II. The British Navy has put in orders for the instrument, and here Pauling inquires as to why the United…

    • 1943-Jan-23

    Advertisement for Dowflake Calcium Chloride, a product of the Dow Chemical Company marketed for use to enhance the durability of and speed the hardening process for concrete. The advertisement features a swirl of…

    • 1943

    Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement with DuPont, the Hercules Powder Company (later Hercules Inc.) initially specialized in the manufacture of explosives and smokeless powders and subsequently diversified…

    • 1944

    Color print advertisement for the Dow Chemical Company depicting a woman in the kitchen holding a loaf of bread over a table with prepared foods. A man in winter attire stands at the kitchen door in the background. The…

    • 1944-Apr-12

    Letter regarding specifications for Pauling Oxygen Meter for use in British military aircraft.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…

    • 1944-Dec-15

    Letter in which Arnold Beckman's request to have the Pauling Oxygen Meter project declassified is denied.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers…

    • 1944-Jul-19

    Letter regarding an inquiry from the United States War Department about the sensitivity of Pauling Oxygen Meter.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen…

    • 1944

    The letter expresses Bush's "personal and official appreciation and commendation" for contracted work performed in furtherance of the war effort.

    • 1945-Feb-08

    Letter regarding the extension of the military contract for Beckman Instruments' Pauling Oxygen Meter development. This letter also mentions the possibility of using the instrument inside oxygen tents.

    Developed from a…

    • 1945-Jan-22

    Letter regarding various requirements for the Pauling Oxygen Meter, including the possibility of making a combination moisture detector and oxygen meter. At the time, both Reuben Wood and Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss were…

    • 1945-Feb-06

    In this letter, Dr. Prentiss inquires about the possibility of combining a moisture detector and an oxygen meter, presumably for use in submarines. At the time, Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss was working for the National…

    • 1945-Aug-30

    Letter summarizes the final report produced by testing the Pauling Oxygen Meter at the Army Medical Center. The final recommendation of the report is that this oxygen meter should not be standardized for use by the U.S.…

    • 1945-Sep-26

    This letter to Dr. Spencer S. Prentiss of the National Defense Research Committee describes the results of the clinical trial of the Pauling Oxygen Meter by the United States Army. The Army decided not to standardize…

    • 1945-Feb-20

    Request from the National Defense Research Committee for a Model L Pauling Oxygen Meter to test at high altitudes in airplanes.

    Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman…

    • 1945-Mar

    Close-up view of inspected blasting cap shells ready to be loaded with an explosive charge and wired plug at the Hercules Powder Company plant in Port Ewen, New York. Formed in 1912 as part of an anti-trust settlement…