A man flanked by dramatically-lit glassware uses a syringe, separated from a Beckman tabletop ultracentrifuge by opened blinds. This model was produced in 1978.
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 developed in 1947 and was used for many important scientific discoveries of the 20th century, like the 1957 CalTech experiment that proved James Watson and Francis Crick’s theory on DNA replication. Centrifuges continue to be produced under the Beckman name as of 2016.
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“Unidentified Man Wielding Syringe, with Beckman TL-100 Ultracentrifuge,” circa 1987. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 84. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/cz30ps88z.
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