U.S. Air Compressor with a Diehl motor (upright)

by Ronald
(Harrisonburg, VA USA)

U.S. Air Compressor

U.S. Air Compressor

U.S. Air Compressor
U.S. Air Compressor pump size
U.S. Air Compressor tank plate
U.S. Air Compressor info plate

Unfortunately I really know nothing about this compressor. I'm looking to get an older compressor for my workshop to go with other vintage industrial tools. Any information on the value of this compressor, I don't want to overpay will be greatly appreciated. Also, what pitfalls should I be looking out for?

Thanks. Stick.
Peace.

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Jul 14, 2016
Tank
by: Anonymous

The biggest pitfall would be a rusted out tank that's ready to blow. See when it was made. There should be a maker's label on it with the date it was welded up.

Parts availability may be a problem. Collins Equipment in Cleveland still makes some US Air Compressor pumps.

Personally, I wouldn't touch that machine.

I'd look for a older 80's-90's cast iron Gardner Denver compressor. They looked ancient even when new. Quincy, Kellogg, Curtis, Le-Roi, all would be a better bet.

Jul 13, 2016
Pitfalls?
by: Doug in s.d.ca

If you haven't, look at "things to consider" in "selecting your air compressor", in left side bar.

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