Who "Bob" Was Not


Robert Green Ingersoll is frequently confused with two other famous Ingersolls of the nineteenth century. The Ingersoll Watch Company sold huge numbers of reliable pocket watches, typically priced at $1.00. This company became today's well-known brand Timex. Though Robert Ingersoll and the founder of the Ingersoll Watch Company (Timex) share a common ancestor, there is no other connection between them. Robert Green Ingersoll also has no connection to the Ingersoll-Rand Company, a manufacturer of compressors and construction equipment still in operation to this day.


Ingersoll Watch

Typical Ingersoll watch.
Ingersoll Watch Detail


Gift of Richard Bendig