In this handwritten letter, Prentiss discusses reports on the oxygen meter contracts and the possibility of working for Phillips Petroleum, despite his lack of enthusiasm for relocating to Oklahoma.
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,” November 14, 1945. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 8. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/n870zr22b.
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