Very old Kellogg American A320A compressor
by Dave H
Kellogg American A320A Air Compressor
I've had in my possession for about 3 1/2 years now a very old Kellogg American compressor.
It was traded to me for mechanic work on a friends vehicle.
There is no plate on the tank other than the plate next to the compressor that says "The American Brake Shoe Company Kellogg Division Model A320A"
The compressor is a 2 stage unit that runs up to ~150 psi. The tank appears to be 60 gallons from the very slim pickings i've found on the internet, but to me the tank looks larger than that, maybe 70-80 gallons.
The Cutout switch is adjustable, and the blowoff valve reads 200 psi on it. Is there any way to figure out what the tank is rated at?
I was hoping to run the unit to 175 psi like the information i found here.
The compressor is off for a rebuild right now, and a Kellogg American 325TV is in it's place for temporary use only.
The Electric motor reads "Delco Motor Model A5397 Serial G-3-46 110/220 Volts 20/10 Amps 1 1/2 HP and there's more i just can't remember it.
I know it's very old, i'm guessing 1940s, going by the Brush-type motor and poured Babbitt connecting rod bearings in the compressor.
I've attached a few pictures as well.
Thank you Bill.