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  1. #14
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    very cool ive seen a Dayton corpressor or two.

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    made in my home town!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisevansac View Post
    Is this what we are looking at?
    I found that this advertisement is for sale on Ebay. The seller claims it dates to 1938, and I'm inclined to believe that after looking at the electrical and piping in the unit.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyed View Post
    I'll be damned. Looks like it. Wonder where it discharged the heat
    The one you found could easily be as old as that but probably no newer than 1950. If you have the model and serial number, baldloonie may be able to look up the date of manufacture and the capacity. I see it was R12, so it's definitely an oldie. My father was an Airtemp dealer in the 1950's and 60's and most of those package units were water cooled.

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    Remember working on a R12 Aire Temp. A/C in the old days, needed a T handle to open the service valves once gauges where installed to read pressures. The access valve itself where in a recessed well, reason for the special handle, ( from what I remember ) Keeps DIYers from troubleshooting I suppose. Do not know if that is the case with this one.

    The controls most the most part look original
    Last edited by Bazooka Joey; 12-16-2016 at 05:26 PM.

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    I bet it has a seer rating of -5


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    SEER? probably wasn't even a acronym back then.

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    NO that was the age of ice or beer can cold

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    that looks like a rotary compressor that Chrysler made in the 50's maybe early 60's , it's made like a airplane engine except motors on the top and pistons on bottom. use a sporland exv with a bulb called a peanut bulb for a faster response. they couldn't handel any liquid not a drop.freon 12 in 1972 was $.57 a lb. in 25 lb drums returnable

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    Pump and dump water cooled condenser

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    We had a couple of those at a paint factory lab. R12 and a cooling tower with medium pressure steam coil in the duct. They finally gave up and we changed the TXV and converted them to R22 condensing units.
    I still have a valve adapter set if you are interested.

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    I have some photos somewhere of a couple of old GE compressors from the 40s that we serviced for years. They were around 30 tons each. 4 cylinder and ran like 850 rpm. They were around 4 foot long. We kept them running from the early 70s until about 1990 when they sold the building.

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    One of those original 4 seer units.
    “You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.” Jim Rohn

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    Quote Originally Posted by pctech View Post
    NO that was the age of ice or beer can cold
    I'm not sure they had beer cans in the 30s....

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