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Ruston Electric Air Compressor
Object ID1755
Date1930-01-01
Works No
Accession NoIF:2007:10
StatusOn Display
Category Ancilliaries
Collection IDInternal Fire Core Collection
Made ByRuston & Hornsby Ltd
Made InLincoln, England
Description220v DC motor driving standard Ruston single cylinder vertical compressor on cast bedplate
Location
ConditionPartially restored
Conservation/ Maintenance History
Restoration
2011-09-19

Compressor seized on arrival so needed total restoration.

After stripping most rings were found to be broken and were replaced with LP rings from a spare compressor. HP rings require replacement and will need to be manufactured.

Compressor assembled as a static exhibit until rings can be sourced.

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