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- Dr. William Shockley publicity results
In 1955, Arnold O. Beckman and William Shockley entered business together when they established Shockley Semiconductor Laboratories as a subsidiary of Beckman Instruments, Inc. with the goal of mass producing…
- Appraisal of competitors electrodes
The report concerns Beckman's electrode business, with a focus on Leeds & Northrup electrodes which "do not compare too favorably with ours."
- 1953 – 1954
Beckman Instruments began producing centrifuges after their January 1, 1955 acquisition of industry leader, Specialized Instruments Corporation, or Spinco. With Spinco came the famous Model E Ultracentrifuge, which was…
- Circa 1964
The integrated computing system, including a Beckman 2200 analog computer and Scientific Data Systems 920 digital computer, was introduced in 1964.
Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their…
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…
- Bulletin 147-A
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…
In 1956, Arnold O. Beckman fêted Lee de Forest at the new Munich facility of Beckman Instruments.
Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of Audion vacuum tubes in the early twentieth century. His…
The conference was held in Los Angeles, California, and aimed to address "what has been done, is now being done, and will be done" to address California air pollution. Arnold O. Beckman, the chair of the Los Angeles…
The conference was held in San Francisco, California, and was intended to discuss the need for and form of air pollution legislation and research. Handwritten annotations add Carl Wente to the morning session, estimated…
The paper was presented to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce's Research Committee.
- Some Indicated Current Actions on the Smog Problem
The contents of Wright's memo formed the agenda of a later meeting of the Air Pollution Committee of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.
The agenda of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Air Pollution Committee lists several "indicated current actions on the smog problem" and a suggested resolution. The documents includes Arnold O. Beckman's annotations.
This draft includes extensive comments and edits by Arnold O. Beckman. The text was incorporated into a Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce pamphlet, "An Area-Wide Plan of Action to Eliminate Air Pollution."
Regulation VII was a proposed ordinance to control air pollution within Los Angeles County, California. This draft includes annotations by Arnold O. Beckman, who at the time was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and…
In this memo to the General Manager of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Beckman summarized the work done to date on Regulation VII.
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…
Beckman's address as incoming president of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce references major challenges, including air pollution. A list of incoming officers and directors is included, along with minor annotations in…
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 document lays out the purpose, techniques, and goals of a corporate public relations program.
Arnold O. Beckman applied (ultimately unsuccessfully) for a job at E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. The letter includes details of his work experience, publications, and educational background, including a…
The report, from a committee chaired by Arnold O. Beckman, recommended that attempts to manipulate the weather be controlled and monitored by a federal agency.
This letter was written in response to Arnold O. Beckman's congratulations to Linus Pauling upon winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Memorandum about using police power to enforce air pollution regulations on the gas and oil industry
The memo, authored by an unidentified individual with the initials "GGK" and informed by Felix Chappellett's memo, outlines a future relationship between industry and the Air Pollution Foundation. The memo suggests…
The letter suggests that the Air Pollution Foundation change its focus.
Felix Chappellett (1902–1976) spent three decades as an executive with the General Petroleum Corporation and later served as the vice president of…
Arnold O. Beckman arranged a banquet for Lee de Forest (seated), at which he and Jonathan Zenneck (standing) met in person for the first time since 1912.
Lee de Forest (1873–1961) was an inventor, most notably of…