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Old 09-10-16, 08:35 AM   #1
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We just bought a Wisconsin engine a and Broom and Wade compressor unit.I have attached some pictures of the compressor as I wanted to find out any age and history. If anyone has any information it would be very useful.
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Old 09-10-16, 09:16 AM   #2
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The company later became broomwade and I think they still exist year ago when I had my compressor they were very helpful I think there web site is broowade.com hope this helps
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Old 09-10-16, 06:15 PM   #4
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I had a similar compressor to that several years ago, an N1. I telephoned COMPAIR for some information and I might as well have been talking to our parrot as the only reply I got was "That's obsolete, we can supply you with a new one" and "Nobody here nowadays from when they were built" so it was a waste of time really! I reckon that their 'archive records' only go back six months....

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Old 09-10-16, 10:03 PM   #5
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The 350 PSI rating would seem to indicate it was from an air starting set for something bigger.
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Old 31-10-16, 06:34 PM   #6
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Hello,

I collected this today.
It came from a ship and was used to start the main engine.
It looks very familiar to your Broom&Wade!
Only the serial numbers are different.
Unfortunately I do not know its age

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Old 31-10-16, 06:41 PM   #7
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A few more pictures
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Same type of compressor on industrial air start set-up, probably a new unit around 1970ish.

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Old 01-11-16, 07:54 PM   #9
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I found two similar compressor sets on the internet.
The first has engine number 1/647942 and this set was built in 1967
The second set has engine number 1/304974 and was built in 1950
My own BroomWade has number 1/332024 so I think it was made between 1950 and 1955???
I also think that Wotknot's B&W is earlier. (early 1940ish?)
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