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Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1940-1949DateCreated: 1947FMC Corporation (Item no longer exists)LakelandState: FLZip: 33801Country: USAWebsite: FMC Corporation, Sunkist Corporation
Squeezing an orange for juice is part of the concept of this machine, only on a much larger scale. The extractor revolutionized the juice industry. The twenty-four head rotary action simultaneously extracts juice from the interior of the fruit and citrus oil from the peel surface. The first unit was operated experimentally on grapefruit at the Sunkist Exchange plant in Tempe, Arizona, during late May of 1946. Tests on citrus fruits continued in California, Texas, and Florida.
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: FMC Citrus Juice ExtractorEra_date_from: 1947
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