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Beechwood (Isaac Kinsey House)

Located 2 miles south of Milton on Sarver Road is Beechwood, the Isaac Kinsey House.  Mr. Kinsey was a stockholder in the Hoosier Drill Company. 

Photo taken April 4, 2006

The Hoosier Drill Company was started by Joseph Ingels in 1857. The Hoosier Drill Company merged with several other companies in 1903 to become the American Seeding Company, then again in a 1929 merger to become the Oliver Farm Equipment Company .

From the "History of Wayne County, Indiana from its first settlement to the present time" by Andrew W. Young, (c) 1872 (p. 321 & 322)

Hoosier Drill Manufactory - Joseph Ingles, patentee of the Hoosier Drill, commenced the manufacture in 1859, by horse power, and made the first year 25.  In 1867, a stock company was formed, composed of Isaac Kinsey, Alexander Jones, and Aaron Morris, by whom the business is still continued.  Joseph Ingles is general agent for the company.  They manufacture one and two-horse wheat drills, corn drills, and double-shovel iron cultivators.  They give employment to between 40 and 50 hands; and their annual sales have averaged for the last four years, about $114,000.

Photo taken April 4, 2006


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