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- Wayne Information
- Wayne Contact Information
- Wayne Air Compressor Manuals
- Wayne Air Compressor Troubleshooting, Problems & Fixes
Wayne-Vaughn Equipment Company is the area’s leading distributor of airpower products and services. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Wayne-Vaughn has provided innovative solutions, reliable and professional product installations nationwide for many years.
Since its inception in 1945, Wayne-Vaughn has developed the knowledge base needed to cost-effectively provide for all your business airpower needs. Wayne-Vaughn is your single source for complete air systems—air compressors, dryers, blowers, and filtration equipment.
A visitor sent in:
“Whatever happened to the Wayne Compressors Company. I have a large upright twin-cylinder Wayne Compressor. These were very popular in a lot of service stations in California. Mine is still running pretty well but will no longer make pressure above about 120 pounds.
It used to run at about 175 pounds for years. I expect the valves and rings are worn. But I cannot seem to find any information on this manufacturer or anything source for parts either.
This was not a fly-by-night company and I’m surprised that there is virtually no information available on these. Whatever happened to the Wayne Pump Company of Wayne Indiana ? ? ?”
Well, we have done some research, and this may be part of the story, Ron:
“On June 11, 1943, the assets of Equipment Corporation were acquired by the Wayne Pump Company and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. Six years later, following the purchase of the company by C.J. Symington, the Wayne Pump Company merged with the Martin & Schwartz Company from Salisbury, Maryland. Symington combined the field working group and the senior management group of Martin & Schwartz with the Wayne Pump Company name and location. In 1951, poor labor conditions and a strike in Fort Wayne forced Symington to move the Hose Reel Division and the Gasoline Pump Division back to Salisbury, Maryland, leaving the Air Compressor Division as the only product line left in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
During the late 1950s, the Wayne Pump Company name was changed to Symington – Wayne to include the Symington – Gould Company in Depew, New York. In the next ten years, the Symington – Wayne Company would experience more changes than just its name. The following decade saw controlling interest change to Dresser Industries.”
Wayne Contact Information
If you wish to try your luck with them anyway, the Wayne Vaughn contact info is:
716 East Wayne Street
T: 1-877-655-6804 — Toll-Free
T: 1-260-424-4044 — Local
F: 1-260-424-0849 — Fax
You have to wonder about the coincidence of Wayne compressors of Wayne Indiana and Wayne Vaughn of Fort Wayne, Indiana, don’t you?
Maybe you could shed some light on the Wayne compressors company? If so, please add questions and upload any photos you have below. It seems a lot of folks are interested.
Thanks, to Roger for suggesting, and for Victor’s Shop for making the following video on the restoration of a Wayne air compressor. A good watch, and very well made. Enjoy!
Wayne Air Compressor Manuals
If you’re struggling to locate your Wayne air compressor manual, the best place to find it is by visiting the support page of their website where you can leave your request and a representative will hopefully return your message with an attached manual.
Wayne Air Compressor Troubleshooting, Problems & Fixes
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This site has a post from visitor about Wayne air compressors:
It says “Wayne-Vaughn Equipment Company in Fort Wayne, Indiana sent me a PDF manual for mine (a Wayne air compressor), which is a model #5163HG. They only have the complete valve assemblies in stock. No other parts are available. In the picture of the tag, the top number is the model# and the bottom number is the serial#. The number for Wayne-Vaughn parts is 877-655-6804 X-202. I talked to Tom and he was most helpful and quite patient. He told me about the history of my particular model (last made in 1950). Hope this helps. Good Luck.
Update: November 2019. Our thanks to Larry who says.. ” Just got a hold of Wayne-Vaughn Equipment. They no longer sell parts for Wayne compressors. They told me the best option is to scrap the pump.”
Existing Wayne air compressors questions on our site:
Power for a Wayne – Leroi Dresser 440A
If you have any questions about Wayne compressors then please leave a comment below, with photos if applicable, so that someone can help you!
Hello, I have an old wayne pump that I am going to clean up and put it back into use. I was wondering if anyone can help me identify the model of the pump. Here are some pics. Thanks
I have an old Wayne compressor that pumps up to 150 pounds the next day it would not get over 100 pounds and you couldn’t hear the compressor pulling down pumping air so i took the breather off and a mouse had put soybean down in the head so I picked out all I could see so i was wondering if any could be down in there causing it not to pump air.
S/N # 23824
So I to have an old Wayne compressor and ended up with 2 pumps that ones complete and has compression the other has compression but is missing the flywheel. None less since these compressors are antique and rare i did some research as to how I could fix the pumps. Well after talking to some guys who know alot about pistons and motors this is what I concluded do not get rid of such an specialized pump instead there’s a tool that can shave down the piston rings to the right gage or thickness. In layman’s terms you just have… Read more »
Just got a hold of Wayne-Vaughn Equipment. They no longer sell parts for Wayne compressors. They told me best option is to scrap the pump. I guess we will all have to find a new air house to find parts.
Thanks for taking the time to let us know. We’ll post this on the page.
( This is a link to a )Great video of a 1950 Wayne rebuild. Guy did a great job. Everything was redone. Beautiful.
Thanks for this, Larry. Once you get past the first minute or so of highway video, you are into some good video about the rebuild.