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Posted By: GatorDoc

Information on "Found Visible" needed - Thu Feb 08 2018 11:28 PM

Hey guys,
I am a new member here from down in sunny central Florida. I recently "found" this pump on our family farm up in south Georgia. I can see from the brass plaque attached its a Fry Model 17 and from looking at the number of gallons available, I guess it is a 10 gallon pump. That said it looks different from any that I have seen on the internet. Especially on the top where the globe would attach. There is actually a piece of safety glass there ( the kind with the wire in it). I have no other pumps and am very new to these. I would appreciate any information about this pump.
Thank you,
G

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Posted By: Morgan

Re: Information on "Found Visible" needed - Fri Feb 09 2018 01:51 AM

The Fry 17 was 5 gallons. 117 was 10. It looks like your pump may be a conversion pump, meaning modified to 10 gallons. Measure the diameter where the glass would fit. typical 17 is 10" diameter cylinder. Typical 117 was 13 5/8 cylinder and the conversion either 12 or 12 1/2.

as for the top, it's missing the bonnet or dome.
Posted By: GatorDoc

Re: Information on "Found Visible" needed - Fri Feb 09 2018 01:58 AM

Morgan, Thank you for the info. Was that conversion pretty common? And what era would this pump approx date to
Thank you
G
Posted By: Catauladave

Re: Information on "Found Visible" needed - Fri Feb 09 2018 02:23 AM

Looks like a Wayne conversion. Very common. 20's -30's. I have actually seen them in use as late as 80's. Dave
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: Information on "Found Visible" needed - Fri Feb 09 2018 02:38 AM

Here are some pictures from my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/guarantee%20pumps.htm

Jack Sim
Posted By: GatorDoc

Re: Information on "Found Visible" needed - Sat Feb 10 2018 02:09 AM

Thanks for all the info guys
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