Small update, finally got the tower color more in line with the pump color. The pic on the left is the tower just cleaned up, it was too white. I thought this would be a no brainer but it took more time then I initially thought, as usual. Now it's take it a part for final assembly. Got the missing part thanks to Tom. I hope the last post will be the finished pump. Fingers crossed.
My Bro in law came across this sign near him and offered to get it for me but was unsure about its authenticity - most I've seen have a black band around the border but I'm by no means an expert. I think it's about 24" or so around but hard to tell from the picture. It's about the height of a single "pane" of a garage door as you can see in the pic. It's in the absolute middle of nowhere so unless the current owner got ripped off it has me thinking it's real. Not too far from Canada either.
One possibility for the small hole - I have had a couple of visible handles with a similar hole where a chain and padlock was riveted to the handle. I guess so you wouldn't lose the lock when you unlocked the handle
Original American Brakeblok painted embossed metal thermometer dated 2-'61. Thermometer is intact and works. Very nice color and condition. Measures approx. 20" x 6". Can send additional pics if interested.
Price is $285.00 shipped to lower 48 states. Prefer PayPal and buyer pays fees.