Looking for any information about make/model of this older compressor
by Shea Walker
(Fort smith Arkansas )
My wife and I recently inherited a shop building in which the tank and compressor have been here for a number of years. The compressor still runs but sometimes it will not come back on after tank is completely drained. I don't know what these older pumps use as a pressure switch to tell them when to kick off and on. This compressor also has a larger tank to the side it's plummed into. Could this be a problem with the pump not coming on sometimes when it should? I imagine having such a large tank to fill could be hard on this compressor. There's also a small oil cup at the top of the head, checked it and it's dry. What type of oil should go here? Im hoping to possibly identify the make/model/manufacturer in hopes I can see if any parts are available to maybe service/rebuild the pump.