Original AJ Baker & Sons Compressor Found
What a fabulous find! Gina and Andrew at Chittering Acres have re-purposed this original AJ Baker Compressor and are now using it as a fireplace!
To our knowledge it is one of two remaining in existence, the second one our Service Manager, Glen Moscarda, restored to be a working model and is now on display in our Perth showroom.
Peter and Mike Baker were both excited to see there was still oil in the pistons so many years later! Gina and Andrew kept the conventional original isolation valves, the internal piston, the original flywheel and eccentric cranks that are all now part of the fireplace.
Shannon Lovelady at the Museum of Perth has written about these compressors in our 100 year celebration book, due to be released later in the year. The compressors were manufactured by AJ Baker & Sons in the early 1940s with only 84 units produced.
Thank you to Kim Cramer for alerting us to this and to Gina & Andrew for allowing us to re-use the photos!
Chittering Acres is located just 1 hour from Perth in Western Australia on a 700 acre private farm with an art studio and accommodation in the beautiful Avon Valley.
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