Single cylinder inverted no #'s or tags

by Scott Worthington
(Bucks County, Pa)

1915 1/4 HP Century motor & compressor

1915 1/4 HP Century motor & compressor

I received the from an elderly friend who has since passed. I believe this was his father's or grandfathers. It is run by a 1915 1/4 HP Century motor. I have never seen a one like this.

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Feb 29, 2016
inverted piston
by: Scott

It looks manufactured to me. Not sure if the piston has rings. It is lubricated by a grease fitting on the side. Maybe sealed with a leather plunger seal. When I get it home I'll have to pull the piston.

Feb 28, 2016
inverted
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Cute.

Do you think it's a home brew or commercial?

What's the piston seal (ring) made of (if it's there)?.

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