The advertisement was created for publication in Service Station Management and Motor Age. It emphasizes the reliability of the Model 590 infrared exhaust analyzer, an instrument designed to detect pollutants in the exhaust from vehicles with combustion engines.
Beckman Instruments, Inc. became interested in measuring, controlling, and fighting air pollution in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when company president Arnold O. Beckman became the scientific adviser to the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce’s Air Pollution Control Officer. Many of the instruments that were developed by Beckman Instruments in the 1940s and 1950s as standalone items became incorporated into or re-purposed as smog-fighting systems.
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Ayer Jorgensen Macdonald, and Beckman Instruments. “When People Count on You, You Can Count on Beckman.,” 1975. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 49, Folder 35. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/sq87bv42f.
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