View of the Banbury Mixer used in the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory at the Naval Air Experimental Station. The mixer is a Farrel-Birmingham Co. size B Banbury Mixer with a 25 H.P. motor and four-speed control switches. At the laboratory, the mixer was used to break down and mix rubber stocks that proved difficult to process on a conventional mixing mill and was particularly suited for rapid mixing and master-batching. This photograph was included in a 1949 Naval Air Experimental Station report on compounding rubber.
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Naval Air Experimental Station, and United States. Navy. “Banbury Mixer in the Rubber Compounding and Processing Laboratory,” circa 1949. Photographs from the Papers of J. Hartley Bowen, Box 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/mg74qm15t.
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