Who makes Lux compressors and where can i get parts

by William
(South Milwaukee, WI)

Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com

Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com

Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com
Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com
Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com
Lux air compressor - http://www.about-air-compressors.com

I just purchased a used 60 gallon Lux air compressor Model FPV-502228 as best i can tell. I cannot find any info about this brand of compressor.


I am would think it must have been made by some lager manufacturer? I need to replace a damaged air filter and would like to know where to get any parts i need in the future.

It has a century 5hp motor and a Furnas pressure unit.

One last question it shuts off at 125 and starts back up again at 80. are these normal settings? is the furnas pressure unit adjustable? My email address is wdwesley114@gmail.com
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William, I struck out on finding out where the Lux air compressor, or as some refer to it, Luxaire air compressor, comes from.

I found some good comments about it, but precious few details.

One individual thought the pump resembled one that he sold that was made by Campbell Hausfeld, so that may have been the source.

Another says you can get parts for the Lux air compressor from:

http://www.ereplacementparts.com

Good luck, and comments from any Lux air compressor owners are sure welcome.

Bill


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Dec 09, 2014
more information?
by: Anonymous

Did you ever find any more information? owners manual? parts resource?

I have the same model, just bought it on CL for $200

Oct 24, 2012
Identified Puma FVP-50
by: Wdwesley

The lux compressor is indeed made by puma and has the puma model number on it fvp-22. Puma however says that it is indeed their model but they say they have no manuals or parts for it. I sure would like to get my hands on a manual.

Oct 21, 2012
Breakthrough!
by: Anonymous

I had a break through. when i took off the plastic piston cover to clean the word PUMA wad printed on the cover. A search of PUMA brought up an identical PUMA compressor. Identical in every way but name. I have sent an email to PUMA to try to identify model.
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Excellent tip! Thanks.

B.


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Picked up an older compressor in Canada - any help on it?

Older air compressor - http:www.all-about-air-compressors.com

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Older air compressor - http:www.all-about-air-compressors.com

I picked up the following combination, but not hooked up. I was wanting to find out if I have the right combination before hooking it up.

I was told the compressor pump was just rebuilt.
From the label, I'm thinking it's a Webster, but don't know model/specs, just have a serial #660248

The motor is a 220V 1PH 2HP 1740RPM. I picked up a 5HP 1740RPM as well in case it was more suitable.

The tank has the binks name.

Any help in putting it together as to size of pulley, which motor, things i should check/replace (valves?), type of oil, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

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Sep 01, 2014
Exellent info
by: Bill

Thanks for this. Excellent info.

B.

Aug 31, 2014
5 hp is correct
by: Anonymous

It's basically half of a Model 81 compressor, which is a 10-15hp unit. Websters tended to be slow running units, so I'd probably try to set up the pulleys for about 750-900 rpm depending on amp draw at the desired cut-out pressure.

Aug 31, 2014
Webster Model 66
by: Anonymous

If you want to know the model number of a Webster, just take the first two numbers of the serial number. That is the model number.

Webster went under in the late 80's. The parts and rights to manufacture the parts were bought up by a bunch of Webster employees, and they continued to make and sell parts for a number of years after the company folded, so you might get lucky. Compresseurs Quebec listed themselves as sellers up until a few years ago, but they do not any longer. It should not be hard to find parts for them if you look long enough. I'd try smaller compressor shops as the larger ones will probably not want to bother with small, obsolete stuff.

Jun 02, 2013
Need new sight glass
by: Mitchell

Found my sight glass to be cracked-leaked oil all over. Puma PK 5020 compressor. 5 hp 2 gallon. Wondering if there is a local store who would have this?

262-902-3009

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Any Ideas Who made this pump?

by Evan W.
(Spokane)

Older air compressor pump

Older air compressor pump

Older air compressor pump
Older air compressor pump
Older air compressor pump

It is 2 stage / 4 cylinder; no obvious patent number visible, a hand stamped number " A 16434 "; barely legible casting numbers that kind of look like " 433 - 158 "; and a casting logo that barely legible says "United Stated of America" ... that's it.

Who mfg. this pump?

Attached are 3 pictures for reference.

Will appreciate your wisdom. Thank you. Evan

sr.engineer at techemail dot com


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Sep 02, 2014
PAR
by: Anonymous

I have only ever seen one PAR compressor anywhere. It was in a 1940's era Canadian air force hangar.

Jun 15, 2014
We figured it out ...
by: Evan W.

... and thanks to Michael Kreindler from Maine for providing the tip!

My huge air pump is a PAR, Lynch Manufacturing Corporation, Defiance, Ohio.

Based on my research, this is what I found: "PAR" stands for 'Peters And Russell' , Inc. of Springfield, Ohio. Where PAR Inc. is holding various patents to various things and is/was contracting out various work to various manufacturers [as in bilge pumps, water pumps, hand air pumps, 12v air pumps and other stuff]. PAR, Inc. would make a profit gain from a percentage of the sales $$$ where someone else did the actual manufacturing. The compressors were made in the 1940's - 1950's and possibly into the 1960's ... who knows?

If you need parts for you PAR air pumps, make them yourself or have a machine shop make them for you. My opinion is the parts are simple.

Finally, I have found others looking for this info regarding PAR in various parts of USA.

That's all folks!
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Evan, thanks for the timely update and the info. I expect it will help other users as well.

Cheers,

Bill



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What model number and name for this compressor is?

by Bill
(New York)

Older Devilbiss air compressor

Older Devilbiss air compressor

I have located a picture of the DeVilbiss compressor that used to be my fathers. I have started to restore the compressor but can not find anything other then a picture at this URL site about this compressor.

The URL that shows the compressor is http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608054252794612449

The only information on the plate attached to the base is "NCD" and "501" in the two information spots. And the manufacturer which is DeVilbiss in Toledo Ohio.

If you know the model of this compressor and where parts can be acquired I would appreciate the help.

Thanks Bill

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Apr 17, 2015
1951 devilbiss P NCD 501
by: old devilbiss P NCD 501

Info for sale about

1951 devilbiss P NCD 501

eBay item number:
171740617249

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