Campbell Hausfeld's history of quality products began in 1836 when Alexander Campbell and his brothers made their living out of manufacturing wagons, carriages, harrows, plows and cultivators for farmers in Harrison, Ohio. It was the production of their commercial corn drill in 1863 that helped their business boom and by the turn of the century, more than 75,000 Campbell Corn Drills were manufactured and used in the United States and Europe.
As part of their business expansion, the next generation of Campbell brothers manufactured crucible furnaces for Joseph Hausfeld’s Ohio Pattern Works and Foundry Company; a partnership so successful that Joseph Hausfeld moved his company from Cincinnati to Harrison. By 1920, the Campbell Hausfeld Company was born.
By the 1950’s Briggs and Stratton had revolutionized the lawn and garden industry by introducing their lightweight aluminum engine. Lighter and less expensive than cast iron engine, this engine made outdoor equipment more accessible to the masses and the company saw a steady growth for the next few decades.
In the next few decades Campbell Hausfeld diversified their product line to include a wide variety of metal castings and sprayers. Eventually in 1940, the company entered the air compressor business. They purchased patterns, tools, dies and fixtures for the manufacture of the Pressure King Air Compressor, a product later renamed the Pressure Queen and spent the following years developing air tools.
Today, Campbell Hausfeld offers a complete line of air compressors, air tools, nailers and staplers, paint sprayers, generators, pressure washers, welding equipment and a variety of accessories. Campbell Hausfeld continues to expand and develop its product line to provide everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to the professional with quality tools.