William G. Elliott Spectra-Span Records, ca. 1958-1988
Elliott, William G. 1932-2014
SpectraMetrics Burlington, Massachusetts
Elliott Laboratories Andover, Massachusetts
6.5 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
William G. Elliott was an engineer who in 1966 founded SpectraMetrics, which developed and marketed the SpectraSpan echelle spectrometer. He later sold SpectraMetrics, and founded Elliott Laboratories in 1972.
The collection documents Elliott's work in developing the SpectraSpan Spectrometer and related technologies, including the use of echelle gratings and argon plasmas with the spectrometer. It also documents his companies, SpectraMetrics and Elliott Laboratories. The collection contains correspondence; photographs, including lantern slides; business and financial records; writings; laboratory notes; internal company reports; user's manuals; patents and patent-related papers; and publications and printed materials.
William G. Elliott Spctra-Span Records, ca. 1958-1988, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Scientific apparatus and instruments industry
2015.3157 (NMAH Acc.)
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