The respondents answered questions about the technical capabilities of centrifuges in their institutions, and also offered additional commentary.
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.
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Institute of Biology. “Institute of Biology Report on Centrifuge Questionnaire,” 1955. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 19, Folder 15. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/ww72bc32z.
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