Business & Finance: Valve Man

Highly conscious of its small beginnings, its amazing growth and its venerable traditions is Crane Co. This great plumbing house likes to recall the fact that it was established in Chicago in 1855 as a "Brass & Bell Foundry" with one employe— Richard Teller Crane. It likes to recall that in 1930 it had 20,000 employes, one-fourth of whom had been with the com-pany ten years or more. It likes to use waste space on its printed matter or in display windows for maps showing its 150 branches and factories in the U. S....

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