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Hesse Hornet Info Wanted

• CATEGORIES: Features, Industrial-Welder-Generator, wanted

The Hesse Hornet was an air compressor manufactured by the Hess Manufacturing Company in the late 1940s(?).  The compressor used a CJ-2A engine to run, but only pistons 1 & 4.  The middle two pistons were used to compress air.  Keith recently bought one of these and was going to part it out, but changed his mind and now wants to restore it.  However, there isn’t much online about it.  Below are the links we know about it so far.  If you know of any additional info, please add it to the comments.

http://www.cj-3a.com/hesse_hornet_air_compressor.htm
http://www.thecj2apage.com/forums/never-know-what-you-may-find_topic21663.html
http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=129&t=181482

Here is a link to Keith’s pics:

https://picasaweb.google.com/114870501449086698887/WillysAirCompressor?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOeF34mX0L_1oAE&feat=directlink

4 Comments on “Hesse Hornet Info Wanted

  1. dave franz

    I have some of one. i believe mine has a 3a industrial motor. looks like stainless valves in center pistons. Head is gone. any interest it’s for sale. dave

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