A Florida Find

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3681 Green Lake Road Orchard Lake, Michigan 48324-2757 

Our air compressor was found in Immokalee, Florida (in the
Everglades area), made by Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company, Chicago
and New York, manufactured at Franklin, Pennsylvania, #15502, size
5? x 5, P 25B Patent Applied For. The unloader on the cylinder is
dated 1917. The tank has a date stamped as 11-1892. The tank is
made of 3/8‘ boiler plate. The engine
running the compressor LB-3-5, International was found on Beaver
Island, Michigan. (Beaver Island is 25 miles out in Lake Michigan
from Charlevoix.) 

The engine has new valves and new crankshaft bearings-‘runs
beautifully.’

The cylinder on the air compressor is .0008 to taper one end to
the other. Crankshaft was ground all over, flywheel end was
hard-chromed and brought back to standard. New rod bearings, new
wrist pins, new wrist pin bushings, piston ring grooves were turned
from
7/16‘-1/2‘.
Made new intake valves and exhaust valves. Rings were made
ten-thousands-over size, cylinder was honed and
assembled. 

Receiver tank holds seventeen cubic feet. Compressor will fill
the tank turning at 250 r.p.m. to one hundred pounds in six
minutes.

Air compressor is located in La Belle, Florida, 26 miles from
Fort Myers, where I reside in the winter.

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