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The Johnson Silent Drive Compressor now has a belt!

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A new flat-belt drive has been installed on the historic Johnson Silent Drive Compressor which we unearthed in union Station. This would originally have been a leather drive belt but until a source has been located for a new one a modern Megadyne synthetic belt has been substituted.

Also, the compressor system's base has been repainted. There was no original paint left to restore so refinishing was the only option.

Posting and pictures by Michael Guy

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