Robbins & Myers, Inc. - Ohio 1930

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Beautiful engraved specimen certificate from the Robbins & Myers, Inc . This historic document was printed by American Bank Note Company around 1930 and has an ornate border around it. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President, A. W. McGregor and Secretary and is over 75 years old. Robbins & Myers, Inc. began in 1878 as a gray iron foundry in Springfield, Ohio. Its primary business involved supplying high-quality castings for agricultural machinery and bicycles. From the late 1800s to the early 1900s the Company's product line expanded to include castings for the motor powered fan. The growing use of electricity prompted Robbins & Myers to develop and manufacture its own line of motor powered fans, that eventually included ceiling, desk, oscillating and ventilating fans. Today, Robbins & Myers, Inc. and its subsidiaries supply engineered equipment and systems for various applications in energy, industrial, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Fluid Management, Process Solutions, and Romaco. The Fluid Management segment designs, manufactures, and markets equipment and systems used in oil and gas exploration and recovery, specialty chemical, wastewater treatment, and various other industrial applications. Its products and systems include hydraulic drilling power sections; down-hole and industrial progressing cavity pumps and related products, such as grinders for applications involving the flow of viscous, abrasive, and solid-laden slurries and sludge; and a line of ancillary equipment, including rod guides, rod and tubing rotators, wellhead systems, pipeline closure products, and valves. The Process Solutions segment designs, manufactures, and services glass-lined reactors and storage vessels, fluid-agitation equipment and systems, thermal fluid systems and fluoropolymer-lined fittings, and vessels and accessories primarily for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical markets. The Romaco segment designs, manufactures, and markets packaging and secondary processing equipment for the pharmaceutical, healthcare, nutriceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. Its packaging applications include dosing, filling, and sealing of vials, capsules, tubes, bottles, and blisters, as well as customized packaging. Robbins & Myers sells its products and systems through direct sales force, distributors, manufacturer representatives, and third party distributors, as well as through service centers.
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