Oxygen
Analyzers

1950s Beckman D-2 Paramagnetic Analyzer

1950s Beckman D-2 Paramagnetic Analyzer

The Beckman D-2 analyzer is an example of a paramagentic oxygen analyzer. The prototype was developed in the 1940s by Linus Pauling and enhanced by Arnold Beckman. Production of the Beckman D-2 Analyzer began in the 1950s.

Image from Illinois Central College Archives, 1999

Beckman D-2 Analyzer

Beckman D-2 Analyzer

Image from Gregory Rittenhouse

1950 Beckman D-2 Analyzer with Sampling Tubing

1950 Beckman D-2 Analyzer with Sampling Tubing

Image from Kerry George

1950s Beckman D-2 Dessicant Crystals

1950s Beckman D-2 Dessicant Crystals

Image from Kerry George

1950s Beckman Instruments Identification Plate

1950s Beckman Instruments Identification Plate

Image from Kerry George

1950s Beckman D-2 Operating Instructions

1950s Beckman D-2 Operating Instructions

Image from Kerry George

1950s OEM Electronic Oxygen Analyzer

1950s OEM Electronic Oxygen Analyzer

Checking the Oxygen

Checking the Oxygen

In this vintage photo from the 1960s, the FIO2 in an Isolette is being monitored.

Image from OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois

1960s Mira Oxygen Analyzer

1960s Mira Oxygen Analyzer

The Mira oxygen analyzer is an example of a Wheatstone bridge or thermoconductivity analyzer.

Image from Tony Ruppert

Mira Analyzer

Mira Analyzer

A Mira Oxygen Analyzer is shown.

Image from William LeTourneau

Mira Oxygen Analyzer

Mira Oxygen Analyzer

A Mira Oxygen Analyzer with sampling tubing is shown.

Image from Gregory Rittenhouse

Mira Oxygen Analyzer

Mira Oxygen Analyzer

Image from Marby McKinney

BioMarine Industries 602 Analyzer

BioMarine Industries 602 Analyzer

The BioMarine Industries Model 602 Oxygen Analyzer is shown.

Image from William LeTourneau

Foregger Oxygen Analyzer

Foregger Oxygen Analyzer

The Foregger Oxygen Analyzer is shown.

Image from William LeTourneau

Harlake Oxygen Analyzer

Harlake Oxygen Analyzer

A Harlake Oxygen Analyzer with alarms is shown.

Image from William LeTourneau

1990s Ventronics Oxygen Analyzer

1990s Ventronics Oxygen Analyzer

The Ventronics analyzer is an example of a galvanic fuel cell or electrochemical oxygen analyzer.

Image from Glenn Tammen

1990s Hudson Oxygen Monitor

1990s Hudson Oxygen Monitor

The Hudson Oxygen Analyzer is an example of a galvanic fuel cell.

Image from Rusty Taylor

1992 MSA MiniOx III Oxygen Monitor

1992 MSA MiniOx III Oxygen Monitor

1992

Image from Karen Schell

1997 MSA MiniOx 3000 Oxygen Monitor

1997 MSA MiniOx 3000 Oxygen Monitor

1997

Image from Karen Schell

Arterial
Blood
Gas
Analyzer

1920 Haldane’s Blood Gas Appartus

1920 Haldane’s Blood Gas Appartus

1920

Image from Dennis Glover

PaO2

PaO2

From the 1960s thru the 1980s, PaO2 was the gold standard for assessment of oxygenation

1963 IL 113 pH/PCO2/PO2 Electrometer

1963 IL 113 pH/PCO2/PO2 Electrometer

1963

Image from Joseph Goss

1963 IL 113 Blood Gas Analyzer

1963 IL 113 Blood Gas Analyzer

1963

Image from Joseph Goss

1960s IL Blood Gas Analyzer

1960s IL Blood Gas Analyzer

1960s

Early 1970s Blood Gas Analyzer

Early 1970s Blood Gas Analyzer

1970s

1970s Glass Syringe for Arterial Sticks

1970s Glass Syringe for Arterial Sticks

1970s

Image from Colleen Schabacker

1990s ABG Kit

1990s ABG Kit

1990s

Image from Illinois Central College Archives, 1999

Pulse
Oximeters

1976 Hewlett Packard Ear Oximeter

1976 Hewlett Packard Ear Oximeter

The H-P Ear Oximeter was released in 1976. The device weighed 37 pounds, and was 7.5 in x 17 in x 17 in. The probe was positioned on the pinna of the ear. The ear was covered by a shield to block out ambient light.

1984 Patent for Pulse Oximeter

1984 Patent for Pulse Oximeter

1995 Nellcor Pulse Oximeter

1995 Nellcor Pulse Oximeter

1995

1990s Respironics Pulse Oximeter

1990s Respironics Pulse Oximeter

1990s

Image from Illinois Central College Archives, 1999

1990s Ohmeda Biox 3700 Pulse Oximeter

1990s Ohmeda Biox 3700 Pulse Oximeter

1990s

Image from Kerry George

1990s Pulse Oximeter Nasal Probe

1990s Pulse Oximeter Nasal Probe

1990s

Image from Kerry George

1990s Pulse Oximeter Ear Probe

1990s Pulse Oximeter Ear Probe

1990s

Image from Kerry George

1995 Nonin Onyx Finger Pulse Oximeter

1995 Nonin Onyx Finger Pulse Oximeter

1995

1999 Nellcor Pulse Oximeter

1999 Nellcor Pulse Oximeter

1995

Image from Illinois Central College Archives, 1999

TCM

Biochem Transcutaneous Monitor

Biochem Transcutaneous Monitor

The Biochem Sensomat Trancutaneous Oxygen Monitor, circa mid-1980s, is shown.

1981 Patent for Transcutaneous Electrode

1981 Patent for Transcutaneous Electrode

1981 TCM Electrode Design

1981 TCM Electrode Design

2000 Radiometer Tina 4 Transcutaneous Monitor

2000 Radiometer Tina 4 Transcutaneous Monitor

2000

Image from Roger Huber

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