Bowser C111 visible gas pump

Posted by: Summerland

Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Tue Nov 07 2017 09:33 PM

I have no idea what I'm doing so please bear with me. I am looking for any and all info any one can offer on restoring what we think is a Bowser C111 gas pump. Any info would be appreciated. I have a picture of what I think is the serial number and if anyone knows how to find out anything please let me know at bcazliz@shaw.ca and I'll send the picture. This pump when restored will go into our local Museum but we'd like to do it up to age perfect but want it eye catching as well.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Posted by: muntzman

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 12:51 AM

Welcome. It might be best to post a picture of what you have to start the discussion.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 01:13 AM

I was going to send you to my webpage showing pictures, etc. on the Bowser pumps, but I never go to posing info on the C-111.

I have original sales literature, original installation literature.

Email me (jhsim@petrocollect.com) for more information.

Jack Sim
Author, Gas Pump Identifications books, 1st & 2nd Editions.
Author, Gas Pump Identifications book, 3rd Edition (will be available soon.
Author, Air Meter Identifications books, 1st & 2nd Editions.

Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 11:24 AM

Thanks Jim
Liz
Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 11:39 AM

Thanks you for the welcome. Les emailed me and I've sent him pictures to post. I have no idea what I'm doing on this site but guess I'll learn. Any help you could offer please email me at bcazliz@shaw.ca
Thanks Liz
Posted by: Done4

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 12:06 PM

Here is Liz's Bowser, looks like its in the Sentry Post family. Looked in Jacks book and it was not listed, maybe in his second edition.
Posted by: Done4

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 12:06 PM

Here is the nozzle.
Posted by: texacojoe

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 08:37 PM

Very cool pump.
The nozzle and nozzle holder are from a Canadian Clear Vision pump.
Posted by: muntzman

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 08:48 PM

The Canadian bowser C111 is different than the US model. That is why I presume Jack never got it pictured,
Posted by: JimT

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:01 PM

Nice pump. Just my opinion here but if you cleaned that pump up, replaced the hose and then put a coat of paste wax on it it would be a better pump when you finished then if you "Restored" it.
Posted by: Done4

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:03 PM

Is it a tall ten? Or is it just the camera angle?
Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:42 PM

The glass is 31 1/8 inches high and 37 inches around
Total height of the pump as far as we can tell is 9' 6"
In the last day we have discovered it is probably a C77 pump
Thanks everybody for all your input. All information is helpful and very much appreciated.
Liz
Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:46 PM

Thanks for the nice comment. I think its pretty nice too and I have to admit it has become an obsession. The final decision on the finish will be up to the community. Personally I'm all about the "bling" but thanks for your comment. Comments like yours make me glad we saved it from the scrap heap.
Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:49 PM

Thanks - we think its pretty cool.
Liz
Posted by: Summerland

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Wed Nov 08 2017 09:50 PM

I received an email from Jack and he said he ran out of time.
Liz
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Thu Nov 09 2017 08:07 PM

Sweet pump!!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Fri Nov 10 2017 05:53 PM

I did not know that the Canadian Bowser that style would have used a clear vision nozzle and mount. Seems odd. The Bowsers I have from Canada all have the same nozzle receiver and nozzles. Any one else here have one of those with a picture of that set up ?
Posted by: muntzman

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Fri Nov 10 2017 07:41 PM

I have the identical pump to Liz's but it does not have the clearvision nozzle.
Posted by: texacojoe

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Fri Nov 10 2017 08:40 PM

The Clear Vision nozzle and holder are not original to the pump, they would have been added later on in the pumps life.
Posted by: cggas

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Sat Nov 11 2017 06:11 AM

I would have to agreed with Jim, clean it up & leave as is.... there only original once! Chris
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump - Sat Nov 11 2017 08:03 AM

If you wanted to, you could sell the nozzle and holder for probably more money than you paid for the pump.