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Pauling-Beckman oxygen meter (prototype)

Developed in collaboration between Linus Pauling and Arnold O. Beckman. Originally designed for use by navy during WWII in submarines to measure oxygen levels. Postwar application: control levels of oxygen delivered to "blue babies" in incubators. Previously many babies were blinded by too high levels of oxygen. This instrument propelled Beckman Instruments into big business.

ID: 2006-00093

MEDIUM: Aluminum and other; LENGTH: 13.5 x 13.5 x 10.5 inches; QUANTITY: 1

Topics: Chemistry

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