When is the last time you remember seeing anything that had Sears and Roebuck on the name plate?
I have been wracking my brain and trolling Google but am not having much luck.
Even in the 70’s anything from Sears didn’t have the Roebuck name on it that I can remember, it was just Sears.
The reason for my curiosity is yet another Craigslist acquisition.
A Craftsman Bench Top/ Portable Air Compressor that I just went and picked up.
For twenty bucks.
And it still works just fine.
It looks to be pretty original, the old fart selling it was like me, had too much crap and was thinning it out. He said he had owned it for some time but just never used it much.
I’m figuring mid to late 50’s probably. Could be earlier but tracking it down that far isn’t high on my list of things to do right now.
It probably still has the original oil in it.
Of course I had to go buy it, fer cryin’ out loud the little motor is worth twenty bucks.
Since it works I am going to clean it up and set it on a work bench. These little jobbies don’t put out much pressure, maybe 45-50 psi.
They were good for airing up low tires and blowing up inflatable pools and crap. They were also used for blowing off benches and parts I guess.
There was no air tank involved.
No belt guard either.
Back when men were men and sometimes a finger or two became obsolete equipment if you weren’t paying attention.