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curtis air compressor?

I have a 1925 Curtis Air Compressor and we are rebuilding it to be a working show piece. The General Electric Motor is  running the Curtis Compressor, and we need the manual of the motor/compressor/tank or all of the Information about it that we can get ahold of so it can be rebuilt  to the exact color, wiring , ect, so we can put it back to its' original  origin. Here is the information from the plate that was barely  readable. We had to remove to plate and put it under a lighted magnifying glass and this is what we managed to get from the plate.
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GENERAL ELECTRIC MOTOR  1.50 - HP
>> GENERAL                                 ELECTRIC
>> REPULSION - INDUCTION - MOTOR
>> MODEL: 5SCR224 C 53     FRAME - 224 TYPE - SCR
>> CYG-60   SINGLE PHASE                     SPEED EJ 1760
>> VOLTS 110@15.0 AMPS       VOLTS 220 @ 7.5 AMPS
>> SERVICE FACTOR
>> 1.50 HP CONTINOUS                    LN 5890

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THE CURTIS COMPRESSOR

 

Size:   3X3.50

No:   LB428A

PAT. AUG. 31-1915   NOV. 30-1915  NOV. 14-1916 NOV. 8-1921

  

KEEP BASE FILLED BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW LEVEL OF OIL WITH GOOD AUTOMOBILE CYLINDER OIL. CLEAN OUT BASE ONCE A YEAR. RUN AT LEAST 250 REV: PER MIN.

MANUFACTURED BY

CURTIS PNEUMATIC MACHINERY COMPANY

ST. LOUIS USA    Q-82

 Any thing about this compressor would be helpful. you can e-mail me at:  mar5jer@msn.com


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canucksgirl5 years ago
For something that old, I would contact the company directly. They've been making compressors for 150 years, and may still have some information they can share with you. (At least it can't hurt to ask).

http://us.fscurtis.com/contact/
Curtis people also like dogs :-)
:-)
eljero (author)  canucksgirl5 years ago
Thank you for your information on the curtis compressor. and I went and e-mailed the curtis address that you gave me. And I am looking for a company that will check out the tank for me in the des moines, iowa area. again, thanks'
Jerry G.
Hi Jerry,

If someone from Curtis gets back to you, perhaps you can ask them if they have an "authorized service technician" in the Des Moines area. I'm not familiar with any of the businesses there, and I would think you'd want someone to look at the compressor who is familiar with the Curtis model/design. An authorized service technician should also have manuals/information, and should be able to access more specific info on your 1920's model (if Curtis still has them archived).

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iceng5 years ago
The repulsion start induction run motor is a jewel for any motor buff like me.  Too bad you are so far away.
That motor has a high starting torque and runs as a low maintenance induction machine.
That is a power start motor with efficiency over the contemporary heater rotors sold today because of high temperature magnet wire.
High temp magnet wire lets motor manufactures make lighter motors
( less iron, less copper and more waste heat ).

Ill get off my soap box now.  You don't see motors them like that any more.

A
I should also get the tank hydraulically tested.