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- 1950 – 1969
The labeled illustration depicts the interior of a potentiometer.
Potentiometers regulate the flow of electricity, like the volume dial on a radio. In 1940, Arnold O. Beckman was unsatisfied with dials on the market,…
The devices pictured include the Model 2020 Decimatic Scaler, miniature magnetic amplifiers, Model 5001 counter, Model 5824 Numerical Controller, and URD-9 RADIAC radiation detector.
- circa 1955
This device was used to measure the radiation levels of the hands and feet of men and women working in areas where radiation may exist.
Berkeley Scientific Company merged with Beckman Instruments, Inc. in 1955, and…
This series of photographs documents the creation of "Success Story," which aired on KTTV and was sponsored by the Richfield Oil Corporation. One episode profiled Beckman Instruments and featured behind-the-scenes…
In 1955, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce visited Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, France, and England to promote Southern California to European politicians and industrialists.
- 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…
In this memo, Jan Haagen-Smit includes a labeled photograph of the testing set-up for the Beckman oxygen electrode, which includes Beckman Oxygen Analyzers. The memo (but not the photograph) in this digitized image is a…
This scrapbook documents a September 20, 1960 Board of Directors visit to the Beckman plant in Glenrothes, Fife in Scotland. The book contains a map and several photographs of news stories related to Beckman's Scotland…
This series of photographs shows Beckman facilities and staff in the cities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. Exterior photographs are labeled with street addresses; interior shots provide descriptions of the…
This series of photographs includes the instrument, photographs depicting individual components, and single photographs of some of those components: the mirror subassembly, suspension unit housing subassembly, wiring,…
- circa 1962
Beckman made thirteen carbon dioxide atmospheric analysis systems used by NASA in the Mercury flights.
The mounted photograph is captioned: "Beckman Hypoxia Warning System - consisting of sensor, amplifier, and…
- after 1969
This series of photographs may have been created in a laboratory in Japan. The set includes various views of the glucose analyzer, sample cell, pump, stirrer, oxygen sensor, check valve, and syringe. Descriptive…
This instrument was used for a wide range of applications, including measuring nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere and in automobile emissions.
Beckman Instruments, Inc. became interested in measuring, controlling, and…
- 1985-Apr-11 – 1985-Apr-12
The album includes invitations and photographs taken at two events held at Rockefeller University. The April 11th reception and dinner celebrated Arnold Beckman's birthday. The April 12th symposium was held in honor of…
The photo album documents 50th anniversary celebrations at the Japanese subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, established in Tokyo in 1977. A number of pictured individuals are identified. Unused pages of the album have…