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I have a old BEN Patents Ltd Compressor unit, It has a Century RS P4 motor driving it (which needs attention at the moment). I can’t seem to find any info on it online but I do have a couple of pics for you. The second pic is the motor with the back off.
The last pic is a unit which closely resembles the compressor unit on my setup.
Ben is now Broomwade, looks like a ac 3 model
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Hi Steve. Just a thought. Why is the storage tank in the middle necessitating a long V belt(s)? I am no expert but just looking through a tool catalogue of 1950s, with a few pics of BEN compressors and there is nothing like that config. Maybe Maybe specific to user?? Anyway thought I would add a comment as you didn’t get much of a response. Cheers, Graham.
Good morning, Graham I just acquired a 1945 Ben air compressor,it is in quite a good shape according to age.I wish to strip down the driving pulley.Besides the locking bolt at the back there seems to be a locking nut on the front that I can ‘t figure out how it works, I will appreciate any help or suggestions,
Hi Steve I am not a design expert, but l wouldn’t imagine, how ow it would look if the reservoir was layed horizontally with the pump and motor on top. It will be top heavy and very dangerous to handle. Now I have a question for Graham, l have just got hold of Ben compressor same as in picture (1945) model. I wish to strip the driving pulley, l already removed the key locking bolt and tackled the front of the pulley. There seems to be a hole threaded half way,l don’t know if it can be used as a… Read more »