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. →
Quincy Story Contests
Click the thumbs up for the story you find the most interesting. The post with the most votes will receive a prize at the end of every month.
Quincy Compressor is celebrating its 95th anniversary in business, and to mark to the occasion will present a new compressor to the person with the “Oldest Running Air Compressor” story! You know they’re out there! Put them online and win!
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.