I have a pump like that, that I gave to my son. The face is clear plastic with the face details painted on the back. No one makes this that I know of but you can get a Bennett model 56 face that is aluminum. It will need to be trimmed a little to fit. It is available from Ron Scobie. http://www.gaspump.com/Other_Parts.html If you go to the face and hands section there is a picture of it.
Hey everyone, long time lurker, absolutely love this site! I was at a garage sale this weekend and happened to see this Bennett model 58 pump in the lady's driveway and as I was leaving asked if it happened to be for sale, which it was to my surprise. Her husband had recently passed and she let me have it for $100.00 and I took a chance on it. I dont care what it's worth, I love it. It's my first gas pump purchase and I am gonna make her pretty again and display it my garage forever. My 4 year old daughter is a huge Disney Cars fan and she is so excited to gas up her Lighting McQueen battery car with it. Anyway, sorry for rambling. Does anyone have the gallons display part for sale or know where I can get one? Sorry, not sure if the technical name. Computer? Appreciate any insight!
There was a thread on here a while back which made the connection between brands of gas and the brands of tires they usually sold. There was a list of each gas station and the brands of tires they were affiliated with (and sold).
Have an opportunity to purchase this Starkey Coin Op Pump. The gentleman wants many thousands for it. I know its a great, rare, and rather historical pump. My question is this... it looks maybe cut or modified below the coin box door. With little examples of these pumps known I dont have alot to go off. Here are pictures of the pump and another picture I found I believe may be what it originally looked like? I see some metal jutting off to the left below the coin door. Only have these photos to go on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Mike 623-760-3550
I Need a little help as I don’t want to ruin something . I need some input on disassembling the sight-glass from the cast iron top and bottom. Got the bolts loose but the top lid of the sight-glass won’t pop loose from the glass . I didn’t want to force it so I stopped . Are the glasses cemented into the top and base cast pieces looks a visible glass cylinder or ? Don’t want to break the glass as it is all original . So any help from someone who has disassembled one with success that would chime in and help quite do this successfully would be greatly appreciated . Googled site search but found nothing on this . Thank you . Picture for reference of the sight-glass .
Tidewater Associated and Federal Tires had a lot of crossover advertising. I’m not sure on the specifics of the partnership but I’ve seen anything from cardboard signs that sit in the tires to posters advertising the pair together. Believe I’ve even seen an actual tire with the Flying A logo on it.