Repaired wired connection to test and functioned until belt broke. Very nice space age type design with a design Pat no. All components appear to be original based on research. Desirable flame handle is present and intact. Sheet metal tool platform is present, but does have a bent section that would need to flexed back.
From research this was made for Sears by Electric SprayIt Co. Back in the 30's-40s. The motor is a Packard motor 1/4 HP, 1750 RPM, 5 amp and runs nicely.Full motor ID tag is present and pictured. Followed instructions for proper lubrication adding oil as instructed and air flowed, but I do not have a air pressure gauge to indicate amount of pressure. Original platform is 20 1/2 long and 8 wide appearing to be originally red in color as remnants of color are present. Stands approximately 11 high overall. Turning the compressor pulley wheel generates air and I thought top brass valve was a flow/no flow valve, but it does not appear to close. This brass may just regulate the amount of air and not be on/off valve. One of the rubber stand-offs on bottom of platform is missing. Beautiful design with clean lines and unique look. Please see pictures for complete detail of overall quality, product specification tag and unique features.
The item "Vintage Sears Craftsman Air Compressor 283-1842, 1930s, Packard Motor, Works" is in sale since Saturday, February 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Other Collectible Tools".
The seller is "gerbishguy" and is located in East Northport, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.