|Ruston Electric Air Compressor|
|Object ID||1755|| |
|Collection ID||Internal Fire Core Collection|
|Made By||Ruston and Hornsby Ltd|
|Made In||Lincoln, England|
|Description||220v DC motor driving standard Ruston single cylinder vertical compressor on cast bedplate|
|Conservation/ Maintenance History|Restoration
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.