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  • Air compressor looks like a Raymond Loewy design

    Just picked this up at an estate sale for $5.
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    There is one just like it on eBay, except for by Montgomery Wards on the ID plate and instead of an "S" on the housing it has an early "MW" logo. Click image for larger version

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    Now where are all those electric motors I've passed by at previous estate sales?
    Last edited by kurtruk; 05-20-2017, 03:09 PM.
    KURTRUK
    (read it backwards)




    Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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    Electric Sprayit Company Paint Gun
    Ronald Manning Paint Gun Design Patent D-112,884
    1939 Model paint gun
    The matching Air Compressor, also designed by Ronald Manning, seems to have been inspired by one of Buck Rogers' space ships:


    Electric Sprayit Company Air Compressor
    Cover of Buck Rogers Book The Planetoid Plot
    1939 Model Air Compressor
    Ronald Manning Air Compressor Design Patent D-113,427

    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
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ID:	1713729How 'bout the pencil sharpener that never was.

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      KURTRUK
      (read it backwards)




      Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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      • #4
        Pretty cool find. Does it turn over?

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        • #5
          You did good. I usually see then sell for $40 to $50 with the motor.
          I have one, but mine is Montgomery Wards.
          I haven't looked at it in years, but as I recall, they are a diaphram pump, so may be good for about 35 LBS pressure.

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          • #6
            Yes, it does turn over. Makes a good wheezing sound like it will work.
            KURTRUK
            (read it backwards)




            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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            • #7
              cool, work of art in itself... cheers, junior
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              1954 C5 Hamilton car.

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