The diverse Food Machinery & Chemical Corporation, later named FMC Corporation, made chemical & agricultural equipment dating back to the late 1800s. The Bean Spray Pump Company was an FMC division, changed to the John Bean Mfg. Co. in 1915 & sometime in the late 1930s an orchard owner used his dependable John Bean sprayer to extinguish a house fire. The success story led to the development of the high pressure fog system for putting out fires. 140 B&W and 180 Color Photos. Soft Cover.
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