JUDICIARY: A Knock for Ethyl

JUDICIARY A Knock for Ethyl

General Motors and Standard Oil of New Jersey jointly control Ethyl Gasoline Corp. Ethyl Gas owns patents on a fluid—chief components are tetraethyl lead and ethylene dibromide—which reduces knocking in automobiles.

To a layman's eye, Ethyl Gasoline Corp. is pretty nearly an ideal business.*About 70% of all gasoline consumed in the U. S. is Ethyl-treated. The company does not make tetraethyl lead (Du Pont does); doesn't extract bromine from sea water for ethylene dibromide (Dow Chemical Co. does); does not make gasoline nor sell it (123 refiners, 11,000 jobbers...

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