Anderson Prune Dipper Company, Barngrover-Hull Company.
Food Machinery Corporation
Anderson-Barngrover was a San Jose-based equipment manufacturer for the food industry. Anderson-Barngrover was created in 1902 as a merger of the Anderson Prune Dipper Company and the Barngrover-Hull Company. The merger settled a long-running patent dispute. The company started making canning equipment in 1904, and created the first continuous cooker in 1913. Anderson-Barngrover was merged into the John Bean Manufacturing Company in 1928, and renamed the Food Machinery Corporation.
Anderson-Barngrover was best known for large-scale canning equipment. They created rotary pressure cookers to speed manufacturing of canned foods.
ASME International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark brochure for the FMC Rotary PRessure Sterilizer.
- Anderson Barngrover Continuous Rotary Pressure Sterilizer: Landmarks in ASME History.