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The Evolution of the Cambell Hausfeld Air Compressor

So, what do air compressors and corn have in common? This sounds like a trick question, and perhaps it is. I would be accurate is asking, what do Campbell Hausfeld air compressors have in common with a corn planter? Well, it all comes down to history and how a company evolves over the decades.

When Alexander Campbell started business in 1836, for obvious reasons, he wasn't thinking about air compressors. He made wagons, and when his brothers, William and James, joined him a year later in a black smith shop, they expanded into carriages, plows, harrows and cultivators. They were in Harrison, Ohio, farm country, so they concentrated on farm equipment. But they were not just content to make what was already around, they were innovative. They saw a need for a "corn drill" to make corn planting easier and quicker. They worked on their design for 22 years before a patent was awarded for the Campbell Corn Planter in 1859. Despite the patent, the machine still had problems, and out of discouragement, Alexander sold his share of the business to William and James.

It was four years later when the remaining two brothers solved the design problems and began production of their first commercial corn drill. Soon after, James became the sole owner of the business, calling it the James Campbell Manufacturing Company. The original corn drill was adapted for planting small seeds, dropping cotton and for fertilizing.

Let's fast forward through time. James' three sons now own the company, and the company has evolved. They expanded their manufacturing to making crucible furnaces for the Ohio Pattern Works and Foundry Company owned by Joseph Hausfeld. The association was so successful, that Hausfeld moved his operation from Cincinnati to Harrison in 1918, and in 1920 the two companies merged and become the Campbell Hausfeld Company, by which it is still known today.

The company diversified its metal castings and later expanded into sprayers for farmers and businesses. But it was in 1940 that a new era for the company began when they entered the air compressor business by purchasing all the patterns, tools, dies and fixtures for the manufacture of the Pressure King Air Compressor.

Over 90 years the company evolved from wagons, to corn planters, to crucible doors to air compressors. The company has continued to add new products, especially a lot of tools and sprayers that can be used with the air compressors.

Today, Campbell Hausfeld air compressors fall into many categories. They make commercial , contractor and residential air compressors, as well as oil-less compressors.

The largest category is the residential Campbell Hausfeld air compressors. These range greatly in price and size, so anyone can find one that works best for their needs. The smallest compressor I could find was 2 gallons, and the largest had a 60 gallon capacity, and of course there was everything in between.

But, regardless of what size or why you need an air compressor (and there are many uses for one of these around your home), you know that with Campbell Hausfeld air compressors you are getting history and quality from a company that has been around for over 150 years.


Cabinet Hardware - One Finishing Touch That You Should Not Overlook

You just got done remodeling your kitchen space and are now onto putting the finishing touches on the space. Now, there is one finishing touch that you don't want to forget about and that is buying new cabinet hardware for your cabinets.

Whether you have refurbishing cabinets or just new cabinets, it is important to have the right cabinet hardware on there because if you don't, then things might look mismatched and kind of out of place. Like, if you changed the look of your space and cabinets to something that is more modern, and the cabinet hardware that you had on your cabinets was antique before, then that hardware is not going to match the new look that you decided on.

So, as you can see, it's important to have the right cabinet hardware in place and what's great about it, is the fact that it comes in a variety of styles, types, shapes, and sizes. This makes it easy to find just the right ones to match the décor of your space, creating a cohesive look that will be sure to please. Some of the different style options that are out there include those that have a very modern feel, featuring sleek lines. Others that are more on the antique side that have looping scrollwork, and some that look like they are right out of the colonial era.

Basically, there are a lot of choices and the reason why there are so many style options with cabinet hardware is the fact that it can be made from all sorts of materials, which can be finished off in a number of different ways. Like, the ones that have a modern feel would probably be crafted out of stainless steel and feature a polished finish while the ones that are on the antique side would probably be crafted from brass and have like an oil rubbed finish. Those of the colonial era would probably be made out of wrought iron featuring a matte black finish. Some of the other material options, along with those mentioned, are other metals like steel and aluminum, wood, ceramic, and glass while some other finishes include burnished, brushed, and hand painted.

To easily check out all the different choices, forget about going to the local hardware store, and instead just hit the Internet for some online shopping. It's fast since it just takes a click of the mouse to do it, plus, when you do come across something you like, it generally is at the best prices possible. Your purchase will even be shipped right to your home. Shopping has never been more convenient.

In the end, if you are just about to complete remodeling your kitchen space, don't forget that one of the most important finishing touches is to purchase new cabinet hardware for your cabinets. If you go with the old ones, then you are really defeating the purpose of remodeling everything in the first place. So, buy new, that way your space will have a gorgeous, completed appearance.


Garage Floor Covering - Benefits of Protecting your Garage Floor

When a discussion about garage floor covering starts, people think about oil spills, stains, cracks, and various other issues. After all, most garages would not be considered the "cleanest" places to inhabit. However, covers for the floor can definitely make a difference when it comes to added protection.

Here are some of the benefits:

#1 Looking New

Garage floor coverings provide homeowners with the ability to make an old garage look new. It doesn't matter if plastic, rubber, or wood is used, because all of them can hide cracks, stains, and a poorly constructed garage floor. They can also keep new garages looking new.

It's definitely an investment, but well worth the money. Plus, it's possible to bring new life to a floor with different colors, designs, and patterns. This alone is a great reason for utilizing floor covering, but there are several other benefits as well.

#2 Adding Value to the Home

Homeowners looking to sell can influence buyers with a nicer looking garage. Since most garages are messy, one that looks nice can make buyers think the rest of the house will look immaculate. The majority of the time, the inside DOES provide the same appeal. The best part is; it's possible to add additional value to the home without breaking the bank.

Granted, rigid plastic (100% pvc) is much more expensive than wood or rubber tiling, so it's a good idea to look over the pricing of each one. It's possible for the inexpensive choices to add just as much value to the home. While this is true, it's also possible they will be "unbecoming" to buyers. Take the smart approach and this potential issue will be eliminated.

#3 Longevity

Those who take the time to add floor covering to their garage will enjoy longevity benefits. Over time, if a garage is not taken care of properly, the foundation of the concrete can suffer. This can create cracks, movement, and an uneven flooring pattern.

Think of this covering as an added protection like a sealant. Instead of worrying about oil and grease stains, gas odors, or other issues, covers can keep the garage smelling like new and provide long lasting benefits. It's quite expensive to replace a garage floor due to cracks and life-long stains. Save the money and purchase the right flooring, instead.

Once a homeowner takes a look at the big picture, flooring might be considered a necessity. Garage Floor Covering can offer a plethora of benefits, whether the garage is a workshop or simply a place to store vehicles. Best of all; it can save any homeowner thousands of dollars throughout the lifetime of the home.


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