Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Here's A Collecting Opportunity For You

One of my friends in Wayne County has collected gas engines, tractors, and even steam engines all of his adult life.  What started out as a hobby has become a sort of investment program, with old and unusual machinery being bought and sold for income.

This odd collection is a bunch of air compressors that he stumbled upon, right before they were going to be sold for scrap.  These machines were used in road construction, and helped build the Interstate system in Illinois.

Most of them use a standard engine block, but half of the cylinders provide power, and the others pump air.   I have seeen air compressors like these years ago as we passed through construction zones, but wasn't aware that they are now possible collector items

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