Broomwade Air Compressors

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Since we’ve been asked a question about Broom and Wade – Broomwade air compressors –  we thought we would add a page of information about them.

First off, if you have a Broom and Wade air compressor, it could date back to the late 1890’s, since that’s when they first started making compressors and woodworking equipment. The company was originally Broom & Wade, and then changed it’s name to Broomwade back in 1919.

Broomwade air compressors became Holman, and then Compair, and now they are a brand of the Gardner Denver corporation.

Here’s a look at a more modern Broomwade reciprocating compressor (that’s what they specialize in) but given that they have been manufacturing them for more than 100 years, and their size varies up to monstrous in cylinder size and capacity, yours may look quite a bit differently.

Used Broomwade air compressor -

The question that comes up frequently about this brand of air compressor is, where do you get parts?

The logical first step is to contact the source. Here’s where:

Gardner Denver Limited
Claybrook Drive
B98 0DS
T: +44 (0) 1527 838600
F: +44 (0) 1527 838630

Where to get Broomwade Air Compressors Parts

If the source cannot help, then it’s time to scour the online auction and sales houses, trying to find your model, and if the price is doable, acquiring another to cannibalize.

If you have a decent machine shop close by, and you know what part has failed, custom parts can be made.

Things like seals – assuming they are not “O” ring type, can be fabricated by using high-heat gasket material and with the old gasket as a template, new can be cut to size.

And, you can post your search for Broomwade air compressors parts and service below. Good luck in your hunt.

By Ashley Pearce

As a passionate manufacturing and mechanical engineer, I've had my fair share of run ins with air compressors and compressed air systems. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I have both a fresh perspective and time-served hands and mind to help you with your compressor problems (along with our able community!)

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December 17, 2021 12:16 am

Hi I have a Broom and wade compresser pump 2 cylinder and in new condition I wat to know how many CFM it supplys it is a Type AC7 Presure 150 and the serial Number is 734/2 Any help would be very much appreciated Cheers Bernie

Darren Miranda
Darren Miranda
December 1, 2021 7:13 am

Hi, I have a BroomWade DA70 that I rescued from an old wood working shop years ago> the compressor has a 4″ bore & 4″ stroke @ 710rpm. My question is what sort of power motor would I need to run this pump?

Don Kouns
Don Kouns
May 28, 2021 4:59 pm

Hi, I removed 3 running, 30 hp. direct drive CompAir BroomWade compressors from a hospital in Los Angeles.
Model V150DA, serial numbers 1323, 1324, 1325..
Are these worth anything to anybody? I hate to scrap them.

Rex Briant
Rex Briant
January 25, 2021 7:45 pm

Hi My Mighty AC50 wont restart automatically and I suspect its something to do with the pressure release mechanism that is plumbed off the top of the head down to a solenoid on the air tank.
When the electric motor tries to restart the compressor is locked up and the belts slip. CAn anyone comment on a diagnosis or a fix please.

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Reply to  Rex Briant
January 26, 2021 9:11 am

If the compressor requires unloading before it starts, and if that solenoid is an electric unloader, an it’s not working, that could cause it.

Anyone else help out Rex?

Mark Stranks
Mark Stranks
January 21, 2021 5:19 pm

Hi, I’ve got a Compair Broomwade, AC41 compressor. I need the two hand unloaders which are made of brass and are screwed into the suction valve caps. They are a cam lever design and are used throughout the old reciprocating compressor range from small AC7’s to the huge V majors.
If you’ve got an old, cast iron, Compair Broomwade piston compressor you are going to scrap………I’ll buy the hand unloaders.
Name your price !

Dhinesh Kumar
Dhinesh Kumar
December 8, 2020 1:12 am

Hi I’m dhinesh kumar from India I have broomwade HV85A-F3 compressor, I want this compressor manual please help me.

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Reply to  Dhinesh Kumar
December 8, 2020 8:43 am

Hello Dhinesh. I don’t have the manual myself. I hope that a kind visitor will see your post and upload one for you and all of us. Good luck.

November 18, 2020 4:21 am

Hi There
This line is being cast from the tip of Africa, the Cape.
We just purchased a old Compair RA40L which has a BroomWade RA40 compressor with Serial L002/0951. Cannot find workshop or repair manual on the net. Do you guys perhaps know where to dig?

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Reply to  Simon
November 18, 2020 4:09 pm

Hi Simon… nope. But I’ll cast it out there and see if a kind reader can haul one in for you. Good luck.

May 25, 2020 10:52 am

Hi I have a broomwade compressor and I need the pump repaired or the parts to do my self.

It’s a 210litre tank, 3 phase, Ac18/25, 150 pressure compressor with a serial number d070 6598.

March 30, 2020 10:19 am

Hi Sir, I had send email regarding my Inquiry for Broomwade air compressors, I need to know how many hose power motor is required or Killo wats.

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Reply to  Lofty
March 30, 2020 12:11 pm

I expect that in order for someone to reply, they will need to know the model of Broomwade compressor, and the motor HP you are referring to.

May 15, 2017 7:38 pm

Hi. Just wondering if you can tell me what year this compressor may be from please. I have a couple more pics I can send but it would only let me send 1.. I will email them when I get your email address from your reply. Thanks

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Reply to  Kevin
May 16, 2017 9:45 am

Hope someone can help, Kevin. To add another photo, just add a comment to your original post, and upload the new photo then.

Thor-Oskar Thyrum
Thor-Oskar Thyrum
December 4, 2016 8:01 am

i have a Broomwade 85 . 2 wheeled air screw compressor
I stil used it.but i dont know the engine:4-syl diesel . diesel pump CAV 334?
england motor company
i think i need to fix water pump or thermostat
does some one know anything abut this

January 7, 2016 1:15 pm

Where can I get parts for a Broomwade Aircompresor parts for model VMD 750 in the UK?

Gavin Acar
Gavin Acar
Reply to  Kafula
October 17, 2016 8:07 am

Hi Kafula

Did you come right with the spares that you were looking for?

December 1, 2015 7:16 am

I’ve got a Broom and wade B.E.N patent TS22 3ph 200lt compressor that needs servicing badly. It leaks oil from so many places! I’ve searched endlessly on the net /forums for info/schematics, service guides etc… but cant find nowt except for a few pics of ones for sale.
Any thoughts / help would be most appreciated.