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Vintage Hercules Diesel Portable Air Compressors


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Default Vintage Hercules Diesel Portable Air Compressors

Can anyone provide me with some old vintage portable trailer mounted air compressors. I have always since a young boy growing up in Ohio watching the East Ohio Gas Companys air compressors at work tapping new gas lines in a new neighborhood. Thank you and long live the early machinery thats still out there.
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Default Re: Vintage Hercules Diesel Portable Air Compressors

Not sure about hercules, but Schramm made many engine/compressor rigs, using 1/2 of the engine as a compressor!It was not until the '60s that seperate compressor units were made, and in the '70s the new rotary screw types came out. Higher effeciency and less noise and maintanance did the engine conversion types in. Lindsay made engine compressor type outfits, using the Wisconson V-4 engines with a semi radial compressor until the 1960s. A little research may find other units to your liking. You might try contacting the gas company - you never know what you might find in their archives!
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Andrew...thanks so much for the information as i will continue my pursuit.
Don

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Also would like to receive some photos if available.
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