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    • 1950s

    Portrait of agricultural economist Gae Adamson Bennett (b. 1917). While working for the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Bennett co-authored numerous volumes on agricultural production…

    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Styron, the trade name for Styrenic plastics historically manufactured and sold by the Dow Chemical Company for a variety of consumer applications, including packaging and food service,…

    • (So They Use SARAN WRAP and Plenty of It!)
    • 1957

    Color print advertisement for Saran Wrap, a product of the Dow Chemical Company. The advertisement profiles the Read family of Ridgewood, New Jersey and features photographic reproductions of various cookies and party…

    • 1952 – 1964 (Inclusive dates of objects depicted)
    • 1965 (Date attributed to photographs)

    Two advertising stills featuring examples of various Saran Wrap packaging. Each package is marked with a corresponding date of production ranging from 1952 to 1964. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1950s

    General view of employees examining a Styron belt (also known as a ribbon) as it is extruded from a machine in the Styron manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Per…

    • 1950s

    General view of unidentified employees at work in the Styron manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. A Styron belt (also known as a ribbon) is visible being extruded from…

    • 1957

    Close-up view of an unidentified employee at work in the saran film manufacturing facilities at the Dow Chemical Company plant located in Midland, Michigan. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1957

    General view of the extrusion of saran bubbles from rolling machines at the Dow Chemical Company plant in Midland, Michigan. During production, molten saran polymer was extruded from circular dies, then cooled and…

    • 1950 – 1990

    Adjustable mauve colored cotton self-tie bow tie.

    • 1950s

    Portrait of American chemist Francis Cowles Frary (1884-1970), best known for his work with phosgene gas and the production of aluminium.

    Francis Cowles Frary was born on July 9, 1884 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and…

    • 1950s

    A booklet that describes and explains atomic energy in non-specialist terms with similes to common materials like a drop of water or a fireplace. Con Edison is the energy provider for the New York City metro area, they…

    • 1938 – 1960

    Green wooden case with textured green paper surface; label on front of case features a young boy looking through a microscope and an enlarged image of a dog flea; metal latch opens double-sided interior. 16 glass test…

    • 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…

    • circa 1900 – 1965

    This work reproduces a painting by Wijck in the collections of the Rijksmuseum. The alchemist, seated at his desk before the window, looks down to survey the progress of his assistant. The young boy holds up a basin for…

    • 1950s

    Close-up view of a Perkin-Elmer Model DSC-1 Differential Scanning Calorimeter. The man posed with the instrument is unidentified.

    • circa 1957

    General view of a Perkin-Elmer Model 184 Process Vapor Fractometer, with view of the analyzer, recorder, and programmer units. The individual operating the fractometer is unidentified. Per contemporary advertisements,…

    • 1950s

    General view of an unidentified female model demonstrating use of a Perkin-Elmer Model 21 Infrared Spectrophotometer. Notably, the Perkin-Elmer Model 21 was designed as the first linear wave-number versus transmittance…

    • 1957 – 1958

    Two views of a Perkin-Elmer Patrol Spectrograph used to photograph spectra of aurora occurring along a given magnetic meridian of the sky. The individual visible in the photographs is unidentified.

    The Perkin-Elmer…

    • 1950s

    General view of an unidentified group examining a Perkin-Elmer stratoscope, a balloon-borne astronomical telescope designed to study the turbulence and granulation in the Sun's photosphere, as well as planetary…

    • 1950s

    General view of Perkin-Elmer Corporation co-founder and President Richard Scott Perkin (right) and an unidentified individual examining a portion of the interior of a Perkin-Elmer instrument.

    • 1950s

    Portrait of American entrepreneur Richard Scott Perkin (1906-1969) seated at a desk. In 1937, Richard Perkin and Charles Elmer (1872-1954) founded the Perkin-Elmer Corporation, an optical design and consulting company…

    • 1950s

    General view of Perkin-Elmer Corporation Vice President Thomas Fahy (right) and two unidentified individuals examining a model of a stratoscope, a balloon-borne astronomical telescope designed to study the turbulence…

    • 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…

    • 1957-Sep-20

    Architect William Pereira writes to invite Arnold O. Beckman to a dinner in celebration of an award for the Helipot building in Newport Beach, California. The Pereira & Luckman-designed building was to be honored as one…

    • 1950s

    This draft document includes extensive annotations; the stylistic and technical changes are reflected in a later version.

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