This may be an example of the first model of semi-hermetic compressor from Copeland.

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27 thoughts on “Antique Copeland Copelametic fridge compressor…

  1. Will The Trill says:

    You think this type of compressor would work in an air conditioner? In case everything is unsuccessful in getting my friends 48 York compressor to start, i think this would be an awesome replacement for his 48 Philco York air conditioner. i'm gonna share this video to him and see what he thinks

  2. CanizaM says:

    I didn't see an oil mist coming out, unlike what usually happens with hermetic compressors when they're run with an open outlet. Is there any oil left in it or was it OK to run it dry briefly?

    That startup whine and quiet burbling when it's running sounds a little bit like a Meter-Miser.

  3. Ronit Singh says:

    thats a jewel for sure! Love these old compressors are were so smooth running and quite as hell, its all in the precision engineering and well balanced parts. everything was well or over designed to run forever, defiantly worth collecting and restoring. I have miniature vintage motors on me that I plan to attach to vintage style belt driven air compressors all sitting on oak 2 long pieces of wood etc

  4. jim defilippis says:

    Nice copeland from the 1930's. Thats the oldest copeland I have ever seen. Do you think maybe it used r12 as the refrigerant. Not sure when they started using r12 as a refrigerant. That would also be something. Thanks for the video

  5. Gregory Clemen says:

    it would have been nice if you would have read the mod./ ser. numbers, that way I would have known the the compressor size/ build date, it is a "J BODY" single cylinder compressor. when I was in the refrigeration business( now retired) I rebuilt those compressors on a regular basis, from the smallest to the largest. that compressor has "BRONZ" replaceable bushings and connecting rod. copeland stopped using "BRONZ" parts in 1958, they started using aluminum parts after that date!!!! gasket sets/ valve plate are still available for that compressor!!!!( no internal parts are available— that body design is obsolete) copeland does have a modern "J BODY" compressor, that would be factory rebuilt, they are no longer making "NEW" never run semi's , the demand for this style compressor has fallen off to a point where copeland will stop rebuilding the semi's( scroll compressors have taken their place)

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