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Ingersoll-Rand Co

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Marked 'Ingersoll'. Exhibit at Waddamana Power Station, Tasmania.
Marked 'Ingersoll'. (Detail). Exhibit at Waddamana Power Station, Tasmania.
Exhibit at the National Slate Museum.
1929. Horizontal Air Compressor.
December 1929.
March 1939.
October 1955. LHS page.
October 1955. RHS page.
October 1990.

Ingersoll-Rand of Trafford Park, Manchester; 165 Queen Victoria Street, London EC. and 11 Broadway New York.

1872 Simon Ingersoll’s steam-powered rock drill was patented. The Ingersoll Rock Drill Company is formed.

1905 Shares traded in London in $ denominations

Merger of Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Co|Ingersoll-Sergeant Drill Company and Rand Drill Company to form Ingersoll-Rand.

1921 Private company.

1914 Specialities: Rock Drills of all kinds, Air Compressors of all types and sizes, Pneumatic Tools, Coal Cutters, Stone Channellers, Cameron Pumps, Mining, Tunnelling and Quarrying Plants, Air Haulage Plants, Drill Sharpeners etc. [1]

1937 Pneumatic engineers. [2]

1960 Mining equipment. [3]

1961 Tool manufacturers, specialising in rock drills, air compressors, quarrying plant, stone channellers, coal cutters, pneumatic tools and mining plant. [4]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Compressors and power tools [5]

2019 Gardner Denver agreed to combine with Ingersoll Rand’s Industrial Segment to create a global leader in mission-critical flow creation and industrial technologies.

  • Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps - jointly owned by Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser Industries - combines the pump manufacturing businesses of the 2 partners[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  3. Mining Year Book 1960. Published by Walter E. Skinner. Advert p13
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. 1963 Motor Show
  6. Business Process Reengineering : Ingersoll-Dresser Pumps, 1995 [1]