Buyer sought for historic Linde compressor

Linde-compressor-1912GERMANY: A good home is being sought for an historic 100-year-old Linde refrigeration compressor.

Historische Kälte- und Klimatechnik, a German society committed to documenting and preserving the history of refrigeration and air conditioning, is trying to find a home for the machine which currently resides in a former brewery in Schweinfurt, Bavaria.

The compressor was installed in the brewery in 1912 by the famous German refrigeration engineer Carl von Linde’s company Gesellschaft fur Linde’s Eismaschinen AG – a forerunner of today’s Linde Group. The equipment must now be removed to make way for renovations.

Linde-compressor-nameplateThe machine is situated on the ground floor and is driven by a SiemensSchuckert motor. It is 3500mm long x 2000mm wide at the crankshaft. The flywheel has a diameter of 3000mm and is screwed together from two halves. The total weight including the electric motor is estimated to be 10 tonnes.

The complete machine is being offered for sale at €15,000.

Further details from Georg Menninger, on +49 (0)1752224276

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