Schramm Air Compressor

 
        Below are a few pictures of an early Schramm air compressor that is being restored by a friend of mine.  The manufacturer took two engines from an outside supplier and mounted them side by side on a common cast iron base.  One of the two engines was converted to an air compressor and the other engine supplied the power for the machine.  This unit is fitted with a crankshaft common to both connecting rods with the throws 180 degrees from each other.  The cart shown in these pictures is not original but is similar to illustrations I have seen.  There is also a Western Electric generator mounted on this cart to demonstrate another use for early engines.

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