That is beautiful. It another example showing how the generation(s) before us had an eye for beauty as well as function. When I think of the automobiles, kitchen appliances, etc. they produced when compared to the austere (or going in the opposite direction, outlandish) product designs of today, I have to tip my hat to them.
Re your compressor. Are the lines going to and from the filter stacks copper?
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