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Posted By: hornsrus

tank gage - Sat Feb 03 2018 03:39 PM

ok i need help!!! when were these used & what for. i think i know.thanks charley

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Posted By: advertologist

Re: tank gage - Sat Feb 03 2018 07:07 PM

possible sample grabber used too get samples at different levels of the tank,
we used these but this one if one would be a earlier version- my 2ยข .. ... cool

there would need too be more too it like a weight on the bottom, being glass
if complete - a float for a possible alarm (instrumentation) in a refinery.
what does it say on the glass of this piece?
Posted By: hornsrus

Re: tank gage - Sat Feb 03 2018 08:21 PM

here's what it says,tokiem co.cedar rapids,ia. tank gauge float. charley
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: tank gage - Sat Feb 03 2018 08:48 PM

This is from the John Tokheim Pump Company, not the Tokheim Pump Company. After John lost control of the original Tokheim Pump Co, and it was moved to Ft. Wayne, he started this company. He made at least three visible pumps, but mainly sold items used by the suppliers of gasoline. This is a float that was used to determine how many gallons of gasoline were in a large tank. Included with this was a long glass tube that showed the numbers of gallons. These actually were still being sold up until the mid 1950s.

Jack Sim
Posted By: hornsrus

Re: tank gage - Sun Feb 04 2018 04:38 PM

thats about what i thought. nobody will want these ha,ha. thanks jack. charley
Posted By: cggas

Re: tank gage - Sun Feb 04 2018 05:40 PM

I have one, makes a neat conversation piece. Chris
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: tank gage - Tue Feb 06 2018 01:44 AM

I actually have one, I believe it is still in the original box, now that you reminded me of it, I think I will post it for sale this week.

Jack Sim
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