Cincinnati Gilbert History
"They don't make 'em like they used to"
can never be said of a Cincinnati Gilbert Horizontal Boring Mill. For
over a century, proven design concepts have been progressively applied
by generations of experienced craftsmen to produce some of the finest
machines available to industry.
While the durability of our machines remains legendary,
innovations are ongoing. As technologies emerge, Gilbert Horizontals'
unique designs incorporate advanced features such as a variety of CNC
controls, contouring heads, telemetry probes, pallet changing systems,
automatic tool changers and Cincinnati Gilbert's very own wide range of
Looking back... the Cincinnati Gilbert Machine Tool
Company remained in the Gilbert family from its founding in 1893 until
1995. In July of that year Reinhold and Eva Petry purchased the company
from Charles Gilbert, Jr. Reinhold had been a service engineer for Cincinnati
Gilbert in the 60's and 70's prior to opening his own shop in Michigan.
He and Eva built a very successful business with the help of fourteen
Cincinnati Gilbert HBM's and of course, their own business savvy. When
Reinhold learned of Cincinnati Gilbert's availability, his love for the
company and his familiarity with the equipment made purchasing the company
an easy choice.
Today, the Petrys and their new management staff
continue to build a reputation of strength, quality and service. From
new technology, to innovative product designs, to the recent introduction
of pre-engineered models, Cincinnati Gilbert still bears the standard
for Horizontal Boring Mills.
Thousands of Gilbert machines are in operation today.
Parts were recently shipped within 24 hours for a 1941 model. Gilbert
still services and supplies parts for machines built in the mid 1930's.
Gilbert Horizontals are quite possibly a paragon
for Horizontal Boring Mills. Designed rugged enough to handle the biggest
jobs, yet built with the accuracy and precision necessary for decades
of top performance.