Business: Machines for Food

Nearly 75% of U. S. oranges, though ripe, edible and juicy, are partially or completely green in color, would sell at a disadvantage against no better but more appealing fruit. When these oranges have received the Color Process (dipping in a solution of food-color) they emerge as yellow as ever an orange grew. Color Process machinery is one of the many leased specialties of Food Machinery Corp., world's largest maker of mechanical aids to food growing, handling, packing and canning.

Food Machinery started humbly in 1884 when Maine-born Californian John Bean invented the...

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