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McNaull Machine & Foundry Co.
Ronceverte, WV, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Apr 21 2018 12:49PM by Jeff_Joslin
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1892 (approx.) ad, via PracticalMachinist.com

Ronceverte Machine & Foundry Co. was incorporated in May 1890 by five men. Eleven months later the name was changed to McNaull Machine & Foundry Co., after William D. McNaull, who had apparently bought out the founders. A year after that, McNaull was granted a patent for a radial drilling machine, which his firm was manufacturing. It seems to have been a short-lived effort and McNaull Machine & Foundry dropped out of sight within another year.

Information Sources

  • According to 1890 Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia, Ronceverte Machine and Foundry Company was incorporated 1890-05-13 by John W. Harris, E. C. Best, John T. Dixon, E. H. Camp, and John Driscol, each receiving equal shares.
  • 1891-01-01 The Iron Age.
    A new cupola has been added to the iron foundry of the Ronceverte Machine and Foundry Company, at Ronceverte, W. Va.
  • The 1893 Acts of the Legislature of West Virginia lists corporate changes, including "Ronceverte Machine and Foundry company, change of name to McNaull Machine and Foundry Company; date of certificate, April 6, 1891."
  • 1891 Farm Implement News Buyer's Guide lists McNaull Machine and Foundry Company as makers of "Crugh automatic" mower knife and sickle grinders, and "Victor chilled" walking plows.
  • 1892-07-14 The Iron Age.
    The McNaull Universal Radial Drills are described and illustrated in pamphlets recently received from the McNaull Machine and Foundry Company of Ronceverte. W. Va. A No. 1 universal radial drill is designed for general machine shop, boiler and bridge work. In separate sheets they also describe their No. 0 and Nos. 2 and 3. It has been the aim in designing these machines to make them as little complicated as possible, and to give all working parts long bearings, the machine being capable of doing heavy work requiring great rigidity, and yet are so simple in design as to permit them to be furnished at low cost.
  • C. H. Wendel's Encyclopedia of American Farm Implements & Antiques lists McNaull Machine & Foundry Co. as active 1892 and using the "Victor" trade name.