Alemite Luberster

Posted by: tri-zinger

Alemite Luberster - Tue Nov 25 2008 01:39 AM

Can anyone tell me the age of this Alemite Lubster? What is it worth? Thank you for your help.


http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/spo/931805488.html




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Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Alemite Luberster - Tue Nov 25 2008 01:26 PM

I have about a foot tall of Alemite literature, but I can't go through it without a model number.

Jack Sim
Author, Gas Pump Identification book and Air Meter Identification book. Both ready to order at: www.petrolianacollectibles.com
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Alemite Luberster - Tue Nov 25 2008 05:34 PM

around here we call em lobster's or lubesters!!!just kiddin welcome to oldgas.mick



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Posted by: tri-zinger

Re: Alemite Luberster - Tue Nov 25 2008 06:39 PM

The only # I can find on it is 6447. Not sure if this will help? Thank you
Posted by: 710

Re: Alemite Luberster - Tue Nov 25 2008 08:00 PM

Hi, The lubster is from I believe the late 40's Early 50's. I've seen two sizes this one, and a smaller version. They come in different oil weights, grease and waste oil types. Think I have owned eight of them, never paid more than $100 for one. These I would say are fairly uncommon, but I live in Oregon too, so not sure how rare they are elsewhere. Looks like this one is dented so adjust from there. By the way check if there is a drum inside, a rare drum could be worth more than the lubster. Good luck
Posted by: bruzer75

Re: Alemite Luberster - Wed Nov 26 2008 12:33 AM

Welcome aboard.
Cool looking lubster. Looks like a gas grill. Getting more Oregonians around here. That's good.
Mike