Looking for info on an old 1953 compressor
by R W Foster
Front Left 1953 compressor
Bought this compressor from a guy who had problems with oil getting into the air line to the regulator, which caused the relays to get oil on them and the compressor wouldn't shut down. I couldn't beat the price of $250 considering it had a new 7 1/2 HP motor.
I have looked high and low on the internet and can't find anything exactly like this. I even spoke with a Quincy Compressor Salesman who thought it might be one of theirs. He stopped by and decided it wasn't one of their old models and had no idea who might have made it.
The markings we have been able to find, are a medallion like round plate on the front side which says "made in the united states of america." Just below it is a small plate which reads (top line) 3000 and (bottom line) AN2245. On the back side at the bottom of the pump is a number on a plate that reads O or 0 or D33-188. I can find no other numbers on the pump.
I did find a plate on the tank that shows a mfg date of 1953....not sure what the rest of the numbers/info relate to.
I did find a pump, listed by Evan W and a later reply from him thanking Michael Kreindler from Maine for providing the tip, that could be a relative to mine. Any info on your research would be appreciated.
I am pretty sure this pump needs to be ringed and would like to find the manufacturer, perhaps we can still get parts, or at least find someone who can assist with parts.
Would appreciate any help someone might give me.