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#108-03-2012 02:45:24

Identifying two compressor head units

Seeing as we have an unusual blend of knowledge on here, big_smile thought I'd ask if any of you might have any idea what these compressor units were used on|for. One's a Leo, the other a Westinghouse.

Leo:

http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329831310leo_compressor.jpg

Removed from that frame:

http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1330213353leo_rear.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1330213352leo_right.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1330213351leo_left.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1330213351leo_front.jpg


Westinghouse:

http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329777775westinghouse_comp6.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329777774westinghouse_comp5.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329777774westinghouse_comp4.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329777773westinghouse_comp3.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329774760westinghouse_comp2.jpg
http://daemon4x4.org/board/gallery/3/1329774759westinghouse_comp1.jpg


Can find absolutely no info whatsoever regarding the Leo upto just, and the specific application that the Westinghouse one would have been used in is vague. Likely some form of air brake system, but as to on what, no idea so far.

#208-03-2012 07:49:43

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Westing house is american i think,  prob the leo is to, mayby from an american car/truck (an oldun)
i have a model of a 59 caddy with a twin cylinder pump on the engine driven via the fan belts, looks very much like a twin version of the leo,
you dont half collect some old gash big_smile

#308-03-2012 09:35:00

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

I can confirm, with no shadow of a doubt, that they are both




















































Scrap!  lol

#408-03-2012 09:35:17

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Westinghouse made a lot of parts for locomotives, steam ones used their valve gear set ups, so possibly off an older locomotive to supply air braked system...nowadays they use vacuum brake systems but because of the older rolling stock they still need to supply both air and vacuum.

#508-03-2012 11:00:11

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Paper weights

#608-03-2012 13:33:56

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Icon - Post link meooo wrote:

Westinghouse made a lot of parts for locomotives, steam ones used their valve gear set ups, so possibly off an older locomotive to supply air braked system...nowadays they use vacuum brake systems but because of the older rolling stock they still need to supply both air and vacuum.
I'm gonna have to hit the loco forums. I know it's not overly important what they're from, but I'm just damned curious. Seem to be drawing somewhat of a blank so far though. One other person has suggested it may be loco based. Personally, I'm more inclined to think it was a vehicle based unit.


Icon - Post link Popeye wrote:

Westing house is american i think,  prob the leo is to, mayby from an american car/truck (an oldun)
i have a model of a 59 caddy with a twin cylinder pump on the engine driven via the fan belts, looks very much like a twin version of the leo,
You wouldn't happen to have a picture of yours on the caddy, would you?


you dont half collect some old gash big_smile

Icon - Post link Bushwhacker wrote:

I can confirm, with no shadow of a doubt, that they are both

Scrap!  lol

Icon - Post link Maverick wrote:

Paper weights
It's all good stuff is this. Classic bits of kit. big_smile

#708-03-2012 19:33:12

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

My sister in laws, father in law(nicely tenuous there  big_smile ), has a real old 1948 petrol powered truck. I think it's a Chevrolet. It has a cold box on the back, and it has a very similair looking compressor to the Westinghouse.
Westinghouse got into building nuclear reactors, and did some sort of electrical something or other with satellites.


But vince and Maverick are both right...  big_smile

#808-03-2012 19:46:58

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Westinghouse is in Chippenham , Wiltshire

#908-03-2012 20:31:35

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

I'm quite sure that Westinghouse were somehow tied up with RCA, and did something in the audio world.

#1009-03-2012 07:02:57

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Icon - Post link Bio Hazard wrote:

Westinghouse is in Chippenham , Wiltshire
They moved to Swindon m'lord

#1109-03-2012 07:03:40

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

Icon - Post link gwh200 wrote:

I'm quite sure that Westinghouse were somehow tied up with RCA, and did something in the audio world.
You be right young maister but that was only in the USA

#1209-03-2012 09:08:38

Re: Identifying two compressor head units

They are into everything, many plants around the world and also sponsored TV Shows in the US
http://www.archive.org/details
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