Wallace H. Coulter

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Wallace H. Coulter was born in Little Rock, Arkansas back in 1913. He graduated from high school in McGehee, Arkansas going to Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, then onto the Georgia Institute of Technology. From the time, he graduated until he received his U.S. patent #2,656,508 in 1953, I don’t have any information about him.

Wallace and his bother incorporated Coulter Corporation in 1958 relocating operations to Hialeah, Florida in 1961. That corporation was bought out by Beckman Instruments, Inc., now known as Beckman Coulter, Inc. He died in 1998.

What you may not know about Wallace is that he held 85 patents that first one was for the Coulter principle. That principle is still used to this day, it provides a method for counting and sizing microscopic particles suspended in fluid. It is used today in medicine to get a complete blood count, a standard that is also used in consumer products such as chocolate and beer, paint and toners. One last note, it was used to analyze the moon dust brought back from of course the moon.

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Comments (15)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the Coulter Counter is the initial piece of apparatus that has allowed the medical field to advance today to automation..... 

Aug 04, 2019 02:59 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Until this morning, no clue. Thanks! Hit them straight today 

Aug 04, 2019 04:51 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

The moon dust reminds me of the song from the Carpenter's (They Long to Be) Close to You

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 04, 2019 04:59 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well this one was out in space it is always interesting to see how folks find these interesting principles.

Aug 04, 2019 06:12 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - a very interesting story - I like how you continue to share and impress us with discoveries, inventions and more...,

Aug 04, 2019 06:35 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Was he one of your golfing buddies?  It sounds like he was a very talented man.

Aug 04, 2019 07:05 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James, even the moon dust, this guy was talented for sure.  Thanks for the information.


Aug 04, 2019 07:15 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray -  inventions like these have led to other breakthroughs.  They are building blocks.

Aug 04, 2019 07:48 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What an interesting and talented guy. Enjoy the day.

Aug 04, 2019 08:24 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good afternoon James, what an interesting invention.  Who knew?  You certainly did and shared it with us, Thank you.  A

Aug 04, 2019 12:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- my mind boggles at what must go on in some of these inventors' brains. 

Aug 04, 2019 12:25 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I must admit You taught me anothe lesson today....

Have a happy day; I wish you joy  James Dray!

Aug 04, 2019 01:47 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO
Casual Uncluttering LLC - Woodinville, WA
Professional Organizer: Puget Sound homes

James Dray As always, THANK YOU!! I'd almost decided to close my AR link for the day when I saw you pop up. YAY!

Aug 04, 2019 03:04 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for another interesting and important accounting of an inventor, that has made a great difference for medical technologies.

Aug 04, 2019 09:42 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you for sharing amour Mr. Coulter and his patents with us.

Sep 02, 2019 07:28 PM