How We Shipped an Antique Air Compressor

Heirloom Rejoins Family

Antique Air Compressor Shipping from Michigan to California

Antique Air Compressor Shipping from Michigan to California

Made by F.W. Spacke Machine in 1907, I am an antique compressor.  My founder, Fred Spacke was born in 1872, according to his obituary, “having a natural mechanical talent, perfected mechanical contrivances in the power line, inventing things like steam engine governors and speed pulleys”.  I was part of a large operation that produced all kinds of equipment in the early 1900’s.  My history can be found on line at

I don’t remember how I ended up in Jackson MI, it’s all a blur now, but I was discovered by heir Tim Spacke on E-bay – reminiscent to Kunte Kinte of Roots!  He wanted me back in the family in California so he searched and found me.  My previous owner took to me to Jackson Pack N Ship for the trip.  There the very nice ladies strapped me down to a pallet and I was loaded onto a freight truck heading down the highway, looking for adventure.

I can’t wait to for my family see me again!