Palmer Wahl Celebrates 175 Years of Business
The introduction of kerosene to the market in the 1850s led to the decline of candle use, but brought with it a host of dangers, as its volatility caused many deaths. The need to improve kerosene safety led Foster to develop the Foster Automatic Oil Tester, a closed cup design instrument known for being the first thermometer manufactured in the United States.
Currently, the companies customers include the National Space Program, Proctor & Gamble, Anheuser Busch and the US Army, Navy and Air Force.
Palmer Wahl says it is planning new products for 2011.