Looking for any information about make/model of this older compressor

by Shea Walker
(Fort smith Arkansas )

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My wife and I recently inherited a shop building in which the tank and compressor have been here for a number of years. The compressor still runs but sometimes it will not come back on after tank is completely drained. I don't know what these older pumps use as a pressure switch to tell them when to kick off and on. This compressor also has a larger tank to the side it's plummed into. Could this be a problem with the pump not coming on sometimes when it should? I imagine having such a large tank to fill could be hard on this compressor. There's also a small oil cup at the top of the head, checked it and it's dry. What type of oil should go here? Im hoping to possibly identify the make/model/manufacturer in hopes I can see if any parts are available to maybe service/rebuild the pump.

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Jan 16, 2017
Older compressor information
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Let us know how you get on with this, will ya?

Contributions to this vast sump of info are always welcome.

Jan 16, 2017
Thank you
by: Shea Walker

Ok guys thank you so much for all your help, I'm going to try a new pressure switch hopeful that will fix it. And great website and service by the way, I've looked through a lot of pages here. Probably information here that you'll never be able to find anywhere else. Thanks again.

Jan 13, 2017
by: Roger

You have a Brunner A212. Disregard the oil cup, and check the oil level in the sight glass. The cup is for filling the crankcase

Brunner has been out of business since the early 80's. You might get lucky with Atmosphair out of Markham Ontario. You are well ahead of the game since you still have the ID tag attached. Most are long AWOL on Brunners by now.

Sounds like you need a new pressure switch, or starter if you have one (you NEED one on a setup this size).

Jan 13, 2017
how old
by: joe

riverside model no.fci 61 9107 westinghous 1/3 hp.

Jan 08, 2017
shop beast
by: Doug in s.d.ca

Pretty much anything non-detergent in the oil cup - "compressor oil" should be fine.

I'm fairly certain the box right next to the motor is a pressure switch - for sure if that small tube that comes off the tank near the pump goes to it, as it appears.

If it's not even trying to run, that's one thing, but if it tries and can't get going that's something else.

Anyway, start with the pressure switch if it's not trying to start. But get some oil in the thing first...

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