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Air compressor made of O2 tank from WWII Flying Fortress!

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Twilight Fenrir:
So, I was over at a guy who I occasionally buy tools and scrap iron from, when I saw this really weird air compressor sitting in the yard, I asked him about it, and he told me it was available... I really didn't need ANOTHER project, but it was so weird, I threw $20 at him, and it came home with me...

I've since done some digging, (I.E. found someone who knew better) and it turns out, it's made out of an Oxygen tank from a WWII Flying Fortress! Either a B-17 or a B-27. So, I figured I'd share it!

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the thing...

Bill Houghton:
I wonder if you could find anyone to certify that tank?

Twilight Fenrir:

--- Quote from: Bill Houghton on May 16, 2018, 06:20:39 PM ---I wonder if you could find anyone to certify that tank?

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Supposedly, they were rated for 400+ PSI originally. It's either stainless, or aluminum, I can't really tell for sure which, I won't know until I do some cleaning up on it, but it's non-magnetic. So internal rust through shouldn't be an issue...

Sweet find!

They"re aluminum.  I've been using a couple of them for portable air tanks for a few years. 


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