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« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2020, 08:46:18 pm »

Does anyone else here have an original 340?

I wondered if mine is missing some sheet metal on the front bottom and backside of the compressor.

maybe it's missing an Optional kick-plate?
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« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2020, 10:19:36 pm »

maybe it's missing an Optional kick-plate?
Maybe. Or maybe it's been broken off.





Here's a brochure image:



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« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2020, 08:10:41 am »

Huh, looks like someone got busy with some tin-snips , maybe to remove some unsightly rusted Sheetmetal along that bottom edge ( they can now proudly state that it’s rust-free)  biggrin
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« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2020, 10:27:28 am »

Huh, looks like someone got busy with some tin-snips , maybe to remove some unsightly rusted Sheetmetal along that bottom edge ( they can now proudly state that it’s rust-free)  biggrin
Yeah, but no worries. It can easily be replaced.

I took a closer look at the machine this morning. It looks like there is corrosion along the seal outside. I dunno if that means a complete refinish or if I can feather in the paint.
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2020, 11:28:59 am »

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I took a closer look at the machine this morning. It looks like there is corrosion along the seal outside. I dunno if that means a complete refinish or if I can feather in the paint.

Neither, I would leave it just the way it is......
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2020, 02:42:12 pm »

This was painted with a quart of Rustolium and a mini roller over 5 years ago. It still draws in customers daily because the large size makes it visible from far away.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to enjoy these old embossed machines.
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« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2020, 05:39:10 pm »

This was painted with a quart of Rustolium and a mini roller over 5 years ago. It still draws in customers daily because the large size makes it visible from far away.
You don't have to spend a ton of money to enjoy these old embossed machines.
Cool. I am trying to decide how far I will go.
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« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2020, 05:53:40 pm »

Found this in a Billboard magazine!

17 April 1954!

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« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2020, 09:10:41 am »

I need a replacement door lock.

It is listed as a part number 2182 assembly. I'm guessing one of the other models in that timeframe would work.

Any ideas?
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« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2020, 10:52:46 am »

I found the compressor plate. The serial number starts with J5P.

I would suppose that is a 1955 compressor?

The case serial number is 340-4XXX so I suppose this is the ~4,000 VMC 340 unit made in 1955.

And it's in my garage!

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An 8 ounce coke bottle fits perfectly and disppenses properly!



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