Arnold Beckman expresses concern that the secrecy of the oxygen meter project could adversely affect sales in the anticipated post-war markets.
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.
Beckman, Arnold O. “Letter from Arnold O. Beckman to E. B. Patterson,” July 2, 1945. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 8. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/cn69m472q.
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