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O&R ORline Air Compressor (Compressor made by W.R. Brown)

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You found the right place!

You found someone looking for one too as I'm definitely interested in it.

There are some compressors around but the compressors aren't common. There are certainly both more common and more rare O&R tools out there but they fall in the more rare spectrum.

You can download a manual for it in the manuals sticky thread. Scroll down and you will see "Orline Compressor"

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Here's an earlier thread posted on compressors. The manual is also linked by factory in one of the posts in the thread

 

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Nice find- I’ve been looking for one of those for a long time and never seen one come up, seem to be pretty rare.

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Thats nice !

 

I bought just the engine and base in the UK some time ago and was lucky to find the correct compressor in the US, so completing the set...

 

Paul

 

 

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22 hours ago, Beer Man said:

I have a few questions, how common are they, and can one get manuals for it, or how do I get in contact with someone who knows, or is somebody looking for these?

 

:WMOM:

 

That looks in very nice condition, they don't turn up very often (maybe no-one can identify them once the decals wear off or get damaged), I'm still looking for one too, not seen another in the UK apart from the one Paul rebuilt with the compressor from an electric Speedy Sprayer (made by WR Brown).

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ASYDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&lr&pg=PA217#v=onepage&q&f=false

 

The Orline advert shows it with a sprayer (part of an accessory kit comprising of a spray gun, hose & tire chuck).

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The instructions and parts diagram for this compressor can be found in the manuals sticky thread.

David

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That is so cool, I have never seen or heard of one of these before. Does anyone have a working example? I would so love to see one of these inflating a tire or charging a small air tank.  I am a bit surprised at the 1700rpm compressor speed. That is awfully fast. The piston in the compressor must be smaller than what the O&R has....Very very cool. Now I need to add one of these to my want list. Sears sold a Power Products two cylinder engine which was half air compressor back in the 1950s. It was the smallest gas powered air compressor I heard of until I saw this.

 

Chris

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These compressors don't have a piston, it uses a rubber diaphragm instead.

The speedy sprayer versions were sold without motors for around $30 in the early 1960's, see the google books link in post #5 for the 1961 advert.

 

Anyone fancy a challenge, there is a speedy sprayer on ePay at the moment for $40 (or make offer), remove the 1725 R.P.M. motor and add the appropriate O&R engine.

Only problem is it's pick-up/collection only from Louisville, Kentucky;  https://www.ebay.com/itm/143159860677

 

David

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Maybe they can be persuaded to ship it :fingerscrossed:, it'd probably help a bit if they removed that heavy electric motor too, it would have gone long ago if it wasn't pick-up only.

 

David

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On 12/24/2014 at 8:27 AM, pmackellow said:

Here's my half a compressor set !!

 

 

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What engine model and gear box are used on the Orline compressor?

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The engine with gearbox is a Type 216, as mentioned in the compressor parts list available in the sticky thread.

 

On 1/24/2017 at 9:52 PM, factory said:

Hopefully the attached pdf I have created of the parts list/diagram & operating instructions will be useful in rebuilding the compressor set.

 

Ohlsson & Rice Orline Compressor Parts List & Operating Instructions 1969.pdf 552.64 kB · 10 downloads

 

David

 

The parts list/instructions can be found in the above post, as well as the manuals "sticky" thread.

 

Does anyone have the missing page??? the compressor diaphragm replacement instruction ends abruptly with "When this valve becomes......", the pages are numbered 9 for the instructions & 11 for the parts list. :scratchhead:

 

David

 

P.S. I've merged the two compressor threads

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According to the 1971 Series 13A price list (special types), engine Type 216 has a 1700 R.P.M. single reduction gearbox with centrifugal clutch.

It looks very similar to the Type 195 (H-III) but with the fuel/gas tank fitted on the opposite side to normal (i.e. below the carb), the Type 216 uses fuel/gas tank part number #A-32-30 with bracket #97-12.

 

David

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