Looking for Info on 1925 spohrer compressor

1925 spohrer compressor pump

1925 spohrer compressor pump

1925 spohrer compressor pump
1925 spohrer compressor
1925 spohrer

Recently A friend of mine purchased a house and this compressor was left in the garage. I have done a Google search and the only info I could come up with is the patent from 1925.


I tested it out and it runs I let it fill up to 80 pounds just to see if it would hold pressure and it did.

I was hoping to find out a little about the history of this compressor and what it was used for. I was also curious about what the CFM rating might be although I'm sure it is not high.

One issue I did find with it was that when I opened the drain plug for the tank a whole lot of oil came out. It almost seemed like there was more oil in the tank then the actual piston area would be able to hold but I'm not really sure.

If anyone has any knowledge of this type of compressor and you can fill me in it would be much appreciated.

Please see attached pictures.

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May 10, 2016
Paint?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Looks like the receiver is for a can of paint to be sprayed...

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