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Art & Inspiration Do you have a vintage gas pump?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 41,384


    I don't got a pump but I got an *Oklahoma Credit Card that's pretty vintage.


    *no offense intended.
  2. Your not foolin' me Beeno,that's just a piece of garden hose,I'll bet ethanol will eat it up! :cool: HRP
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  3. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,274


    20 some odd years ago I was really into old pumps and gas station stuff in general, you could still pick the stuff up fairly easy and cheap. I'd take a day road trip around these little towns here in NM, usually could find the old pumps sitting behind the old stations, they would set them there after upgrading to more "modern"pumps. Same with signs. The owners would look at you funny when you would ask if the pumps were for sale wondering why I would want them! Maybe have to give $50 for them, sometime they just gave them to me. Had a flatbed one ton at the time, more then once I'd get home overloaded with pumps and signs. I'd bring them home, restore them and found they were easy to sale and make a few bucks. Those days are long gone, all the little gas stations are now abandoned, replaced with a new "convenience" stores if the town has a station at all. Not to mention not sure my old back could take loading complete pumps into my truck anymore!
    Sold my last pump 10 years or so. Curiously, I go to a lot of big auctions (B-J, Mecum) where they always sell memorabilia before the cars, they sell restored pumps for about the same price I'd sell mine for 20 years ago. Guess they are not as collectible these days.
    Never was into the visables much. We did have one on the farm, been there forever. Kept thinking I'd take it and restore it some day but one day I drove out there and it was gone. Asked my dad, he said some guy had stopped and asked if he could have it so he gave it to him. Dad said he didn't understand why they guy wanted it, it didn't work!
    Guess I should of said something to dad before but never thought about it (dad was somewhat a horder, never threw or gave anything away), he was shocked when I told him what a visable even unrestored was worth!
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  4. level2526
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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  5. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 318


    I couldn't afford one so I bought a couple of repop signs and made one out of plywood.
  6. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 271

    Vics stuff

    I have a Waynes 10 gallon visible pump with Red Crown gas this is in my entry way of my home

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  7. greenie-reddy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 619

    from maryland

    Our "pre-visible" pump. It's a Gilbert & Barker from about 1926. It has a reproduction Texaco globe now, but to the right is the globe that came with it. The small oil company from PA is out of business now. Standing about 9-ft tall, it wouldn't fit in the living room- much to my wife's delight.

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  8. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 3,665


  9. Not exactly what you expect to see in a foyer that pump is like a piece of art and a thing of beauty. HRP

  10. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 654

    from Georgia

    Here's a 1940's Bennett I recently traded a sign for. Not the prettiest and not sure if I will try to get it all shiny or not. Plan on making it a shelving unit for inside the garage. [​IMG]

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  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,499

    from California

    here's one made by Wyandotte toy company. very rare and about $400.00 on up when you find one.
  12. This is a old photo of a trophy I received several years ago,looks a lot like the real thing..the gray blob on the right is a late model that has noting to do with the post. HRP

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  13. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
    Posts: 526

    Early Ironman

  14. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    from Inman, SC

    Now that's a cool! Might have to do that myself cause I know I can't afford one.
  15. wutnxt
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 318


    Thanks. It's getting kind of old now but still find it strangely satisfying of my need for one.
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  16. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,732


    GREAT pumps guys! I love them. Always have. I have two project pumps, a Martin and Schwartz sitting next to the garage and a refurbished Boswer finished in Signal colours up for sale right now.

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  17. You did do a good job with the one dimensional design and I would bet if you made another one that emulated a complete multiple dimensional pump no one could tell the difference from 20 foot away. HRP
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  18. RICK R 44
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 450

    RICK R 44

    Have a pair of late 30's/early 40's Gilbarcos. Done up in ESSO and ESSO Extra colours. See my avatar
  19. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 357


    Nice to see ESSO, mine are actually ENCO, which Humble Oil Co. used in the Midwest, it was short for ENergy COpany.
    Being that ENCO was an obscure brand I had to have all the signage custom made. One of my first jobs was working at an ENCO service station, back when they pumped your gas, checked the oil, and cleaned the windshield.
    The light pole I fabricated using a vintage fluted pole and some old porcelain fixtures.
  20. Early Ironman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2016
    Posts: 526

    Early Ironman

    Back in the late 80's, I worked at a full service station in Oregon. Pumped gas "which all the stations in Oregon still do". Washed windshield, checked tires, belts, hoses, and fluids. We were a mechanic shop as well. Checking everything is how we drummed up business for the guys in the shop. Which I later became one of.
    It was the last full service station in the area and that was one thing that drew customers into our station versus others.
    Those were some good old days. Most of us that worked there drove muscle cars, 50's and 60's mild customs.
    Which just added to the old school theme of the place.
    Made life long like minded friendships as a kid into cars back then.

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  21. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,764


    A gas pump was something I've always wanted but would wind up spending the money on the cars instead.
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  22. 40LUV
    Joined: Dec 30, 2003
    Posts: 1,710

    from Mid Jersey

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    I got this Wayne Model 70 from Kustom777 when he moved to Texas. Had it restored to look like it came from my Great Uncle's Chevy Dealership/Sunoco Station which he ran from the 1920s until 1962.
  23. I'm afraid the days of finding and buying a old viable gas pump for a hundred bucks is nothing more than a pipe dream in the world we live in today but I still see the smaller electric Bennett & Wayne pumps from time to time but they are not cheap. HRP
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  24. Emperor Chris
    Joined: Oct 9, 2007
    Posts: 469

    Emperor Chris
    from Nor Cal
    1. Upholstery

  25. paint-boy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 11

    from Hector, MN

    I restored these for a couple customers recently.

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  26. Here's my collection of another severe addiction I have besides Deuces........
    I love gas pumps, Coke machines, Air Meters, signs and old speed parts........all this stuff!
    This is one end of the Deuce Cave that's under my house.
    My pumps from left to right, with a fluted island light with water and air in there too,
    a Wayne 60, two Tokheim 36B's, with a Bennett 541 and a Wayne 100 waiting for paint.
    My Pegasus, Coke machines and cooler, shop rag can and Air Meter.
    I love old thermometers and signs
    and grill shells and oil cans..........
    The 1965 Erie Gulf pump in my office.
    This is my Bennett 646 with beautiful patina
    that sits in front of my shop which I wired up
    to light up at night. My uncle helped me buy
    it from a farm near his by Howard, South Dakota
    over 30 years ago for $75.00
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
  27. This is not a vintage pump ,but I thought this was a clever idea . Guy made his own pump out of a pressure tank...and the rest ordered from resto suppliers.!!!
    Found this on another forum...

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  28. That's pretty clever. HRP
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  29. flatheadtommy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2013
    Posts: 1,007


    this was from this past winter IMG_1388.JPG IMG_0429.JPG

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