Incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1939, Joy Compressors were first introduced in 1955 when the Joy Manufacturing Company hired four engineers and set them up in an office over a hardware store in Western New York. Within a short period of time, a farmer's field in Cheektowaga, New York was purchased for a test site. The early years were spent in R&D; with the development of various types of turbo machinery including gas turbines, steam turbines, axial flow compressors, in-line centrifugal compressors and integral gear centrifugal compressors.
In 1960, the Joy facility was transformed into a full fledged manufacturing factory focused on producing integrally geared centrifugal air compressors which produced oil free air flow.
The 1970s saw Joy compressors grow in the US domestic market with much focus on engineered custom compressors for refineries and air separation. Joy centrifugal compressors operated in dozens of applications throughout the world and were integral to the following industries: auto, glass, textiles, petrochemical, snow making, electronics, food, industrial gases, chemical, refining, and energy.
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Common Stock Certificate, specimen, 1970’sPrinter: Security-Columbian / United States Bank Note Company Dimensions:
8” (h) x 12” (w)State: PA-Pennsylvania Subject Matter: Manufacturing and Production
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No fold lines, punch hole cancels in the signature areas and body, and some toning and edge faults from age.