Clearing the air of mystery





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Created date

November 13, 2018

Critical Commentary

An advertisement from 1960 for Beckman Instruments, archived by the Science History Institute.  The text there reads:

Beckman Instruments 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.