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Air Compressor Preservation Opportunity

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Old 11-11-2006, 04:30:12 PM
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Default Air Compressor Preservation Opportunity

A belt driven Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor is currently available in Pen Argyl, PA. It has a 12 inch bore and 12 inch stroke and features two flywheels, one of which is a belt drive wheel built by Allis-Chalmers. It is powered by an electric motor connected to a trolley style controller. The compressor is located inside its own wood building at a slate quarry that has been closed since 1980. Because the site will soon be cleared, the compressor needs a new home. Heavy equipment on site this winter is capable of lifting and loading the compressor in one piece. Donation to a non-profit is preferred, but anyone interested should contact Mike Piersa at

Photographs are online starting with the image at:

The flywheel is 60 inches in diameter. The belt drive wheel is 70 inches in diameter. The compressor is 10 feet 11 inches long from the cylinder head to the far face of the belt drive wheel. It rests on a 73 inch long, 19 inch wide foundation. The width across the flywheels is 44 ½ inches.

The belt drive wheel bears patent number 1,662,511 which dates to 1928 and the name “Texrope Drive.”

The air compressor cylinder builder’s plate gives the serial number 37908.
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