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Manufacturers Index - Ingle Machine Co.
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      Ingle Machine Co. was organized in 1904, as the successors C. J. Palmer Co., by Arthur H. Ingle.

      "Having purchased from Conrad M. Conradson the right to manufacture a horizontal boring machine which he had invented, together with assignments for patents, the company began the building and sale of these machines. The machines were improved through the efforts of the company, and in December, 1913, when it went into bankruptcy, it had pending several applications for patents on improvements, including the application for the basic invention of Conradson. For some time preceding, William R. Carey was in the employ of the company as a designer on the boring machine and other tools, which the company was manufacturing. He was working for the company, and paid as such for his services. In the course of his employment Carey made drawings, consisting of detailed layouts, said to be improvements on the machine, intended to overcome certain defects due to weakness in gearing, approximately as shown in the patent. His work in this particular was about reaching completion, when bankruptcy intervened. In January, 1914, the assets of the company were sold by order of the bankruptcy court to William Gleason, Charles P. Schlegel, and L. P. Willsea, trustees for the creditors. The applications for patents relating to the boring machine were likewise assigned to these trustees on May 29, 1914, and in turn by them assigned to the Ingles Corporation. Carey remained in the employ of the parties during the transfer and completed his undertaking.

      On June 4, 1914, Carey having left his drawings in the possession of his employer and found employment elsewhere, the Ingles Corporation sold and assigned to the Landis Tool Company, one of defendants, all of its right, title, and interest in the applications for letters patent pertaining to said boring machine. A final agreement and assignment was made August 13, 1914, in which the Ingles Corporation, as the owner of the Rochester Boring Machine Company, manufacturers of the Rochester boring machine, sold for $10,000 to the Landis Tool Company all the patents, drawings, patterns, special tools, jigs, templets, part lists, advertising matter and correspondence relating to the manufacture and sale of said boring machine, including the right, to use the name under which said boring machines have been manufactured and sold, agreeing to discontinue the manufacture of such machines, as long as the Landis Company chose to carry on the business, and further specifying that, not only the items set forth should be included in the sale and transfer, but “ any others which might be classed as belonging to the manufacture of the boring machines and accessories thereto.” That the Ingles Corporation sold and intended to transfer to the Landis Company all of its property interest in and to the boring machine, as it was then constructed and in prospect of construction, as well as the business of manufacturing and selling of same, is not doubted." (Quote from 1920.)

      In 1915, the Ingle Corp. changed it's name to the Merchants Tool Co. and then in 1916, changed again back to the Ingle Machine Co. Then in about 1919, the firm was either bought or merged with Bridgeford Machine Tool Works

      By 1920, Bridgeford Machine Tool Works was merged into the Betts Machine Co. with Arthur H. Ingle as president.

Information Sources

  • Rochester City Directory, 1904, pg. 1289; 1914, pg. 1717; 1915, pg. 1732; 1916, pg. 1913
  • The Federal Reporter, V272, Jun-Aug 1921, pg.465
  • American Bankruptcy Reports, V45, 1920, pgs. 89-94