Bell + Howell is a company that is primarily known for its innovative and diverse range of products, but it is not specifically associated with hose manufacturing. Bell + Howell has a long history dating back to 1907 when it was founded by Donald J. Bell and Albert S. Howell in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Initially, the company focused on the development of motion picture cameras and projectors, playing a significant role in the early film industry. Over the years, Bell + Howell expanded into various other product categories, including consumer electronics, imaging technology, and various consumer goods. They have produced items such as cameras, film projectors, and other household gadgets.