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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 03:10 PM

This is my son's project. The original air tank is missing. We have an air tank that worked with it.
It had been mounted to a board with an electric motor.

The last picture is how it will look one day when it is finished. We will have to make a frame for it, too.

Anyone know the PSI on one of these dinky things? We figure it is enough to air up a DB tire.

Thanks for looking.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:05 PM

I forget but not that much at all, more or less just for as you stated, blowing up tires, my uncle has or has had a few, the Compressor was also used for spraying plant pesticides and fertilizers.
http://www.google.co...Gn3wktKYr5ejJmw

Judging by the picture provided of the reconditioned Compressor it seems it's mounted to the lator universal tool frame that genheads were mounted to also.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Hi DB1, I did some looking into these awhile back and if my mind serves me correctly the air gauge was a 160psi. I don't think they could attain that much without a massive failure but I do remember reading that it had a working pressure of at least around 90psi. That would be enough to air a tire, run a small nailer or even a spray gun (which DB made) without continuous air consumption. I don't think it would power a sander,drill, blaster or anything like that. Will look around again and if I find anymore info I will pass it on. Dave PS, just remembered I think I have an original manual for those. I'll look.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:41 PM

DB, I was going to say that it will make 90 to 100 Psi, the problem is that it make very much in volume of air, as stated above.

Very nice piece to have though!!! :thumbs:
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 04:44 PM

That's a neat little project he is doing.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 05:28 PM

That is a pretty neat accessory. I've never seen one before. Thanks for posting it, I learned something.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Thanks for the comments guys. This project is just one of many that we have cooking on the stove.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 06:15 PM

I didn't know they had a DB spray gun. Now, we will have to find that too.

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Posted March 29, 2012 - 07:21 PM

I've only used one of my DB compressors but it will run just over 90 psi. They actually pump more cfm at idle than they do at wide open throttle due to their intake design. The one I restored had the rings stuck to the piston and it wouldn't pump much so I had to take it apart to limber up the rings.
To disassemble you take the heads off the pump and put a block of wood on top of one end of the piston. Clamp the cylinder in a vise locking the piston so it can't move and then you unscrew the pulley [left handed thread] and shaft out of the piston. Once the shaft is removed the piston will push out of the bore. Its a really neat design having essentially a two cylinder pump all housed within one bore.
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 08:29 PM

scan0001.jpg 1956 Sears Farm Catalog
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 08:32 PM

scan0001.jpg 1956 Sears Farm Catalog

Picture of the Spray Gun with the Compressor
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Posted March 29, 2012 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for that Papastractor, what year Sears catalog is that one from ?

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 05:52 AM

That's a cool attachment! Could be quite useful to have around.
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Posted March 30, 2012 - 05:59 AM

scan0001.jpg 1956 Sears Farm Catalog



That's a neat catalogue clipping.

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Posted March 30, 2012 - 02:38 PM

Here is a picture of the Compressor, Tank & Spray Wand that I bought a "old farm" auction last year. Its not in to bad of shape for its age. The Wand is approx. 60" long and was probably used for orchard spraying or several rows of the garden at one time. The only thing missing on the compressor is the air gauge. It was probably removed for some other use or broken? I was extremly blessed to find the wand because I understand they are hard to come by. I could see them stored in the rafters of a barn or outbuilding or even tossed in the scrap pile never to be seen again. I hope to get to this restoration this summer but my list is long so I don't know. Never seems to be enough time. Will post more when I do get to it.

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