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Worthington Ingeco (American)

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1912/13. Model AJ. 1.5 hp.

1899 the International Steam Pump Co was formed, made up of a number of smaller steam pump makers including:

  • Blake & Knowles Steam Pump Works of Cambridge, Mass.
  • Deane Steam Pump Works of Holyoke, Mass.
  • Henry R. Worthington Co. of Harrison, N.J.
  • Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Snow Steam Pump Works of Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Holly Manufacturing Co. of Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Clayton Air Compressor Works of Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Power and Mining Machinery Co. of Cudahy, Wisconsin.

1912 The International Gas Engine Co. (Ingeco), of Cudahy Wis., was established, offering a wide range of stationary gas engines.

1916 The Worthington Co was incorporated in Virginia, USA. The Worthington Pump and Machinery Corporation took over the International Gas Engine Co (Ingeco) and all of the other subsidiary companies owned by the International Steam Pump Co. The company also acted as sales agent for Henry R. Worthington.

These pumps were imported into the UK by Worthington Pump Co.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Paraffin Commercial and Agricultural Motors, Tractors, Ploughs, Sprayers, etc. see the 1917 Red Book

1917 The name of the British Worthington Pump Co was changed to Worthington Simpson Ltd when control passed into the hands of American associates.

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Sources of Information

  • History of Ingeco engines[1]