A Compressor Goes Crazy

September 28, 2010

1958 Ingersoll Rand air compressor Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation still uses a 1958 Ingersoll Rand air compressor to help in construction of the largest sculpture in the world, which is being carved out of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Crazy Horse Memorial began in 1948 when sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski made it his life's work to create a tribute to Crazy Horse and be a symbol for American Indians. The 600-cfm compressor is currently being used by one of Ziolkowski's sons to power hand-held jackhammers.

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