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Early Career and Discussion of Instrumentation at Beckman Instruments, Inc. 1
Educational background. United States Naval Ordnance Test Station research on rocket fuel. Starting a career at Beckman Instruments, Inc. Discussion of Beckman instruments such as the DK, DU, and Model B.
Applications and Marketing of Beckman Instrumentation 9
Ultraviolet instrumentation and competitors to Beckman spectrophotometers. H. Howard Cary and Beckman Instruments. Selling the DU spectrophotometer. The emerging importance of the near infrared region in spectroscopy and use of the DK spectrophotometer.
Career Moves at Beckman and Educational Initiatives in Spectroscopy 15
Establishing an applications laboratory in Chicago. Product line manager for ultraviolet instrumentation. Educational initiatives in spectroscopy. Formation of the Southern California Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
The role of the application engineering department in developing new instrumentation at Beckman. Lee Cahn's departure from Beckman Instruments. Arnold O. Beckman, Inc. and the production of oxygen meters. Reflections on career and home life.