The account focuses on the early days of Beckman's entrepreneurial endeavors, from Robert Millikan referring I. H. Lyons to Beckman for assistance with National Postal Meter Company inks through the renting of a new National Technical Laboratories building on East Colorado Street. The account is not strictly chronological, however, and references to events such as an employee's 1974 retirement date it to an advanced stage of Beckman's career.
Beckman's account includes a mention of early associates and employees, including Glen Joseph, Henry Fracker, Robert Barton, Fred Henson, Frank Traphagen, Frank Camarda, Thomas F. Herring, and Tom Mintz, as well as references to Mabel Beckman's involvement in the business. The physical attributes of company buildings, meetings with distributors, discount schedules, and the negative business impact of a prejudiced sales manager are also included.
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