It started with a mutual love of beer and the same resounding question: Why isn’t there a local craft brewery in Lower Alabama? We all asked it, and while others may sit around and bemoan the answer, we decided to do something about it. That was way back in the year 2012, and while we didn’t know it at the time, that one question would lead to the adventure of a lifetime for a bunch of beer geeks (parading as lawyers and journalists) who were simply looking to slake the thirsts of beer lovers along the Gulf Coast. →
I bought this 325 about 10 years ago. It was not running and was partially dismantled, the head was removed and the valves were all loose. Crankshaft endplay was 1/4 inch . The entire machine was covered in heavy rust, Pretty sad looking sight. I think it ended it’s life under some very severe working conditions.
So after a complete rebuild it now runs like a charm. I only use it on weekends sort of thing…. in my home shop…so I’m sure it will outlast me.
One thing that really impresses me is the smoothness and quietness when running, that mass of cast iron can really absorb the vibrations.
Any one have any idea when this machine was manufactured? I’m guessing the mid 70’s.
Thanks Everyone. →
It is an old 325-6 that has been running in an old Phillips 66 gas station. It gave up the ghost and we sold them a new 325L. I know Quincy sold a lot of these compressors to Phillips back in the day. The customer said if this one lasted that long he would be crazy not to buy a new one. →
Dunmire Equipment Company’s Quincy 325-1 s/n:180958L has been in operation since installed new in their Allis-Chalmers later Fiatallis construction machinery dealership’s service department in the 1940’s. The compressor has survived three generations of family business ownership and is in use today. It has received little attention of oil changes and a rare gasket replacement.
In the past the dealership did extensive crawler track work with up to 1″ drive impacts and more recently the compressor has powered an atomizing waste oil heater, sometimes overnight.
As far as anyone still involved in the business knows, it is in it’s original installed location.
Advertising in Reader’s Digest Magazine December 1942 (Look for the other pic with the cover)
FIRST IN DESIGN
SUPREME IN PERFORMANCE
Quincy was the first in designing an air compressor that combine modern design with state of the art mechanicals. Radiation surface has been increased in 12%. Lubrication is more complete and efficient.
Quincy Compressor builds exclusively air compressors. For over 20 years this policy of specialization has contribute to make the “Quincy” name a symbol of effective and safe air supply.
Eighty nine important OEMs include Quincy compressors in their own products to provide service around the world.
Complete selection of air cooled air compressors, single and double stage and water cooled single stage air compressors. All type of mounting, with or without tank. Ask for descriptive brochures. QUINCY COMPRESSOR CO, Export Dept. S3. P.O. Box 183, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A. Cable: FABEX
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Maracaibo – Daniel E. Rincón, Apartado No 93
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Panamá – Tropical Paint Co, Inc, P.O. Box Ancon, C.Z.
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Madrid – Mr. F.A. Ronstadt, García de Paredes 76
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I was originally looking at purchasing a Quincy QT-5 5HP 80 gallon vertical compressor, but came across this QR-25 Series 325 compressor by accident. I was inquiring about some woodworking equipment and a compressor that was coming up on a local cabinet shop auction. I was informed that the compressor in theat shop was not going to be on the auction, however….the auction company had informed me that they had a 5HP 80 gallon vertical compressor at there warehouse that they would give me a good deal on. I had inquired some information as to what brand and model it was, and they were not 100% for sure of the make, but they said the pump had Quincy and 325 stamped on the serial badge. And so the story begins…. →