Having an issue with Identifying An Older Air Compressor?

Air compressors have been around in one form or another since the dark ages. If you need help in identifying an older air compressor in order to try to source parts, find a compressor manual, or just get some online guidance on proper use and so on, this is the page to do it!

What’s on identifying and older air compressor?

  • archive of earlier postings about identifying various air compressors for your review
  • visitor interface to welcome new postings about identifying older air compressors – please note photos are a must
  • opportunity for all visitors to review the postings with many photos of various compressors and a comment section if you can help

To make it easier for your compressor to be identified, please add at least two photos, preferably four photos, one photo from each side. More photos of an older air compressor almost always leads to faster help.


Photo: Nicholas June 2020

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It’s very difficult to identify an older compressor, particularly one without identifying numbers, so in order to get your post approved for this site, at least one, and preferably more, photos must be added to your comment. Please click the “paper clip” icon when you’ve posted the words, and add the photos before you submit. Thanks.

Below there are a number of existing compressor identification requests already posted. As you scroll down the page to the new-question form at the bottom, please have a look at some of them. If you can help identifying another owners compressor it would sure be appreciated by all.



Identifying an older air compressor – existing postings:

Old compressor by Ben Patents Ltd.

Please help identify this Rand 4000

Help identifying old green compressor

Help identifying old compressor pump for parts

Model and name for this compressor

Any idea who made this compressor pump

Identify Lux compressor for information

Info on a 1978 Sears-DeVilbiss-Doerr air compressor

Year of this unknown air compressor

Unidentified Kellogg America break shoe compressor

Vintage DeVilbiss air compressor

Old Honeywell air compressor

Patent number 4065237 that’s all

Info on this vintage air compressor

Identify this 1940’s air compressor

Old Speedaire identification

Rebuild this old compressor

Want to rebuild this compressor but cannot identify it

What oil for old Jacuzzi air compressor

Need assistance to rebuild this old compressor

Please look at this compressor – I have a few questions

What compressor do I have here

Information needed on this 1953 air compressor

Ben Patents air compressor

Is this a Kelvinator compressor with a riveted air tank

Help with size and RPM of motor for this compressor

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