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 and Hornsby Ltd
Made InLincoln, England
Description220v DC motor driving standard Ruston single cylinder vertical compressor on cast bedplate
LocationHall 5
ConditionPartially restored
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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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