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.

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Fairhope Brewing Company

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.

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325-13

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.

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Old 325

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.

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Dunmire’s Quincy 325-1

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.