Info on unidentified Kellogg American break shoe compressor

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by Scott Hineman
(Enterprise WV)

Hi I am so glad I found ur page. I have been looking for a month for information on this small air compressor.

I picked it up at a swap meet about a month ago. It is 14 1/2″ long by 7 ” wide and about 10″ tall.

The name plate says Kellogg division American break shoe company Rochester NY the model number is unreadable and the serial is 165431.

It has a GE 1/3 hp 1725 rpm motor.

My father in law lives in Rochester and this would look great in his garage, but I would like to know exactly what I am giving him.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated

Thank you,Scott Hineman Enterprise WV

PS it does have 4 rubber feet on base


Kellog – American Brake Shoe compressor
by: Doug in

Anything to see from the back side, plumbing?

What’s the white/orange label say?

Have you looked at the Mahwah museum stuff? (

What do you make of the horizontal element coming off the cylinder head?


Diaphragm compressor
by: Anonymous

Looks like a diaphragm type compressor. There is usually a large rubber diaphragm that goes up and down that acts like a piston. It is permanently attached to the connecting rod. All lubrication is contained in the bottom end, so the air coming out is oil free. Sometimes referred to as a wobble piston compressor. Not really a high pressure rig, but I don’t have the specs for it.

Neat machine.


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