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- Circa 1964
The photograph showing the full view of the computer bears the Moss Photography stamp; the other is unattributed.
The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems…
This instruction manual for several Beckman Instruments products was created by the Hanford Site Instrument Department, specifically for use with Beckman instruments used in their facility. Instruments covered in this…
The respondents answered questions about the technical capabilities of centrifuges in their institutions, and also offered additional commentary.
Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1,…
The questionnaire results identified pH meter features that would broadly appeal to biologists.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934 at the request of a chemist from the California citrus industry, who…
This letter suggests Beckman might be interested in commercial development of de Forest's new invention, a "sandwich, non-vacuous, light amplifier."
Lee de Forest states that he has "temporarily become disassociated from the activities of De Forest Television Corporation" and advises Beckman to retain any equipment currently in his possession.
Lee de Forest…
- Circa 1936
The receipt lists materials the De Forest Television Corporation received from Arnold O. Beckman. The memorandum concerns work Beckman performed for the American Television Corporation, the De Forest Television…
In this letter Pauling reiterates requests for permission to discuss and publish on the oxygen meter, and argues for loosening security classification. He cites Arnold O. Beckman's permission to discuss the project…
- Bulletin 423-A
The binder includes several proforma invoices, photographs, and Bulletin 423-A: Operating and Maintenance Instructions, IR4 Infrared Spectrophotometer.
The Beckman Instruments IR spectrophotometers began as a request…
The advertisement was created for publication in Service Station Management and Motor Age. It emphasizes the reliability of the Model 590 infrared exhaust analyzer, an instrument designed to detect pollutants in the…
This advertisement for Helipot's new series 5200 potentiometer boasts of its toughness and durability, qualities apparently shared by an armored, medieval knight.
Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like…
Beckman Instruments' Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts…
The commercial solid-state computer system included a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer.
The invention disclosure for use in gas chromatography documents some of James C. Sternberg's early work for Beckman Instruments. Robert S. Litle and W. S. Gallaway signed this disclosure as witnesses.
In this letter, Prentiss shares his initial impressions of a prototype aircraft oxygen meter.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up…
The advertisement features a photo of a nurse regarding a physician who has delivered an Air Force missile. The text discusses the role of Beckman process instruments during missile loading and other aerospace…
In this handwritten letter, Prentiss discusses reports on the oxygen meter contracts and the possibility of working for Phillips Petroleum, despite his lack of enthusiasm for relocating to Oklahoma.
Developed from a…
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…
Summarizing a report of the Army Medical Center's trial of the Pauling oxygen meter, Julius Kauffman noted that the device was accurate but "rather fragile."
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the…
The letter discusses the various parties interested in testing Pauling oxygen meters and the possibility of meeting in Washington or Philadelphia.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…
The letter sketches the specifications for a partial pressure indicator for use in aircraft, and notes that a prototype has already been constructed. The recipient may be a member of the Navy's Research and Development…
The letter discusses testing of the Pauling hospital oxygen meter and concerns about its ruggedness--specifically, its ability to survive being dropped onto a stone floor from a height of three feet.
Developed from a…
Prentiss responds to Kauffman's assessment of the hospital oxygen analyzer, with emphasis upon the question of its ruggedness.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman…
Beckman's Space Engineering Group contracted with NASA to design a gas chromatograph to analyze the atmosphere within a spacecraft's cabin. The prototype device weighed under 12 pounds and used under 10 watts of power.
- Beckman Reprint R-6166
The reprinted article, originally published in Bakers Digest, was written by employees of the Fleischmann Laboratories and featured photographs of Beckman pH meters.
Arnold Beckman invented his first pH meter in 1934…