Letter inquiring about the price and delivery of model P and A Pauling Oxygen Meters for use by the National Defense Research Committee. This letter was originally sent to Dr. Beckman with another letter from Spencer Prentiss written on February 1, 1945, but revised on February 6th, the same date this letter was written.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology behind Beckman Instruments’ oxygen analyzers ended up doing such diverse jobs as monitoring astronauts’ respiration, maintaining packaged food safety, and preventing blindness in newborn babies.
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Prentiss, Spencer S. “Letter from S. S. Prentiss to Arnold O. Beckman,” February 6, 1945. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 8. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/1544bp15t.
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