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Manufacturers Index - Ingersoll Rand Co.

Ingersoll Rand Co.
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.ingersollrand.com/
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

History
Last Modified: Jun 15 2019 1:29PM by Mark Stansbury
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The Ingersoll Rock Drill Co. was established in New York City by Simon Ingersoll in 1871, when he had been working in the shops of J. F. de Navarro, which were operated by Henry C. Sergeant and a man named Cullingworth. The company was formed to make a rock drill that had been developed by Ingersoll. When Sergeant rather forcefully suggested an improvement to the design, Ingersoll took offense. Sergeant encouraged de Navarro to buy out Ingersoll, which he did. The drill was manufactured by Seargeant & Cullingworth Co. and sold by Ingersoll Rock Drill Co. After a falling out with management, Sergeant left, became a miner, and then moved back to New York and established the Sergeant Drill Co.. At some point, Ingersoll Rock Drill Co., Seargeant & Cullingworth, and Sergeant Drill Co. all merged to create Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co.

In the same year of 1871 when Ingersoll Rock Drill Co. was formed, a competitor, Rand Drill Co. was also formed. In 1905, Rand Drill Co. and Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co. were merged to formed Ingersoll-Rand Co.

Rock drills are not of interest to this website, but in their early years, Ingersoll-Rand also made steam engines, which are of interest. Their 1921 catalog has 3 models of pedestal-mounted drill sharpeners and a grinder, all powered by compressed air, and a coke forge.

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