Tokheim 850 light deflectors

Posted by: 57-Chevy

Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Wed Sep 13 2017 05:27 PM

Does anyone else have these on their 850? Mine only had a small piece of one on one side. I've owned several 850's and a couple were really nice and original but did not have these shade/deflectors. This last one I picked up was the first time I had seen them.

I found a set today. It looks like they might would hang down a bit below the bonnet when bolted up? Were they painted with a reflective type paint originally?

Michael

Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Wed Sep 13 2017 06:24 PM

They look great, would be great to make some of those.
Posted by: Hardy's Garage

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Wed Sep 13 2017 07:18 PM

Mine look just like that. Can't tell if the were painted but a lot of pumps from that era had shades. You should have a set on your Apex 90. I'm guessing that they were painted some shade of silver.
Posted by: cggas

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Wed Sep 13 2017 07:58 PM

I've had 5 tokheim 850's and have never seen a set till today!! Now I'm going to hav to find a set. Chris
Posted by: 57-Chevy

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Wed Sep 13 2017 08:28 PM

Here's what's left of the one shade. If that piece had been gone, I would have never known about these.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Thu Sep 14 2017 01:35 AM

I just went through all of my T-850/950 parts manuals and cannot find anything that even resembles the above whatever.

Original parts manuals dated 1932, another 1934, and another from 1935 do not show that whatever. Even an ad from 1931 does not show the item.

Must have been something Tokheim added later.

Posting Serial numbers would narrow down the era this item started showing up on the 850s.

Jack Sim
Posted by: Morgan

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Thu Sep 14 2017 07:06 AM

I've had a couple of 850s and both had those reflectors. One had remnants of silver paint.
Posted by: Stevo

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Thu Sep 14 2017 08:36 AM

My parts manual dated 8-37 shows them, part #4437, reflector, a whole fifteen cents each.
Posted by: Larry Nace

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Thu Sep 14 2017 10:01 AM

Here is a picture of what the light deflector looks like on mine.
Posted by: Blair Underwood

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Sun Sep 17 2017 01:56 PM

They stay under the bonnet, hooking in the lip. I still have two sets. I have never had one that did not have them or remnants of them, always appeared white or what was left of white.
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Tokheim 850 light deflectors - Sun Sep 17 2017 08:07 PM

Interesting!!