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Bought my first gas pump

Posted By: Bram

Bought my first gas pump - Thu Mar 01 2018 09:27 PM

Hello all,

I just introduced myself in the other topic.
A couple weeks ago i bought myself a gas pump.
Bought it of a farmer who used it on his farm.
As far as i know it's a fill rite model 704, all complete except for the hook / hose Holder which is supposed to be on the front.
Does anybody have this part available? Or know where i can find one?

Hope you can help me out!
Posted By: G Jones

Re: Bought my first gas pump - Fri Mar 02 2018 03:29 PM

can you post a picture?
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: Bought my first gas pump - Fri Mar 02 2018 06:03 PM

This is from the "Company Histories" section of my 2nd Edition of Gas Pump Book:

Tuthill Pump Company
Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Tuthill started in business as the Ossian Engineering Co., Inc., of Ossian, Indiana, making the “Fill-Rite” pumps in the late 1940s. They made only commercial pumps. By the mid-1960s the company moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and the name was changed to the Tuthill Pump Company.

This type of pumps were not used in service stations, they were used on farms, taxi garages, truck company garages, etc. where there was no necessity to compute the price of the gasoline being pumped, just the amount of gallons. Also these pumps did not used globes or advertising as the gasoline was not sold retail to the public.

Jack Sim
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