Spectrophotometer, Cary 14

Description
Henry Howard Cary (1908-1991) was a graduate of the California Institute of Technology who joined the National Technical Laboratories (later Beckman Instruments) in 1935, and made important contributions to the design of the DU spectrophotometer. In 1946, he and two others established the Applied Physics Corporation, a firm that specialized in the design and manufacture of Cary spectrophotometers. Varian Associates bought Applied Physics in 1966, and renamed it Cary Instruments.
The Cary 14, introduced by the Applied Physics Corporation in 1954, was the first commercially available double beam recording spectrophotometer. There were two forms: the UV-VIS which operated over the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared regions; and the 14B which in the further infrared.
Ref: Henry H. Cary, “Spectrophotometer,” U.S. Patent 3,022,704 (Feb. 27, 1962).
Applied Physics Corp. ad in Analytical Chemistry 30 (Jan. 1958): 54A.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1954-1966
maker
Applied Physics Corporation
place made
United States: California, Pasadena
Measurements
cabinet: 90 cm x 122 cm x 76 cm; 35 7/16 in x 48 1/16 in x 29 15/16 in
ID Number
1981.0535.08
catalog number
1981.0535.08
accession number
1981.0535
Credit Line
Transfer from NIH
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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