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My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd

Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:09 PM

To All of You Old Gas Pro's out there, hopefully you can help me identify my Grandpa's Service Station Pumps from his place in Nebraska before and after WWII. Unfortunately these are the clearest cropped pictures I can come up with. If able to, can you supply Pump Maker and Model #'s and the brand sold? One has a pump plate and I can't make it out, the other looks like it has a gallon price holder attached to it. The visible has a globe on it and no telling what it advertised. My Dad and I always wanted to locate similar pumps and restore them, however my dad passed away a week and a half ago and we never made it. I would like to find and restore them in his memory so any help would be very much appreciated.
Thanks, Mike

Attached picture pump 1  photo.jpg
Attached picture Pump 2 photo.jpg
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Posted By: Gargoyle

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:14 PM

Sorry to hear of your dad's passing...my condolences
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:21 PM

Here is a side view of two of the pumps. I do not know if they are the same make and model. Hopefully someone can ID them.
Thanks everyone for your help.
Mike

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Posted By: BryceG

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:39 PM

looks like wayne 60 to me, both narrow and wide computing models. not sure on visible
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:44 PM

Thanks Tom,
This has been a real tough week and a half. I miss him more than anyone will ever know. He was my best buddy and companion my entire life. My Dad and I had a very special bond and this is going to hurt for a long, long time. We both cherished the same things and had identical likes. It was almost like we were twins separated at birth 24 years apart.
He is now with my Mom and free from pain but that doesn't ease my pain.
To lose both parents in two and a half years is way too much to comprehend.
I missed him at Thanksgiving, but knowing he has reunited with my Mom in heaven helps!
Thanks for the kind words again, Mike
Posted By: Craig Osbeck

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 07:48 PM

Tough to hear especially on a holiday. Time is the only thing that seems to help.
Posted By: hobbies4howie

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 08:10 PM

Visible looks like a Hayes
Posted By: Dick Bennett

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 08:50 PM

WAYNE 60 Wide Frames,
HAYES 1923

Go to that town & ask the oldest persons you can find or ask the local historian for old phone books/pictures.
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 09:17 PM

Thanks Dick,
We go back a couple times a year and the old station is still there. My Dad and I just never had the kick in the butt to get this done since we were doing so many other restorations, etc..together. Now is the time so I will do just that.
I have old checks, receipts, etc.. but no indication of what brand they sold.
The hunt is on now.
Thanks for all of the info. Dick. BTW my dad was nicknamed Dick also and reminded me a lot of you by your responses......a no BS guy with a good sense of humor.
Thanks Again, Mike
Posted By: Dick Bennett

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Nov 29 2013 10:49 PM

Quote:
..a no BS guy with a good sense of humor

LOL, I can think of a few worse names/nicknames to have had!
Always been a Dick
Posted By: Jack Sim

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 07:19 AM




While I cannot offer you a copy of my Gas Pump ID book (because it is out of print) but I can offer you the ability to go to my website www.petrocollect.com Then click on the Literature section and look up the pumps as described by the previous posts.

This should help you ID the pumps, and hopefully determine the date the station was existence.

Jack Sim
Posted By: F40LM

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 12:46 PM

Mike,

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I am very lucky to still have both my parents but your loss reminds me of ten years ago when I lost both my grandfathers in the same week. Take one day at a time. You will have both good days and bad days dealing with the passing.

Good luck and God speed in your efforts.

Michael
Posted By: rvanpelt

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 02:26 PM

Mike, sorry to hear of your Dad's passing.
Thank you for posting the pics. Where in Nebraska was the station?
Rod van Pelt
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 04:34 PM

Thanks for the kind words guys. Only time will heal all wounds as they say. It is tough though to lose both parents with in 30 months of each other and both were so young 72 and 74. That's what hurts the most.

I think the pumps have been ID'd and appreciate all the help. The main question remains what brand he sold. None of our paper work indicates anything except their slogan on their invoices etc.. had a little guy holding a pump handle and it states "Our Gas Has A Kick". And it appears to be copyrighted. Is this any clue to you guys?

Thanks again for all the help. This helps take my mind off of things.
Mike
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 05:26 PM

I think the pumps have been ID'd and appreciate all the help. The main question remains what brand he sold. None of our paper work indicates anything except their slogan on their invoices etc.. had a little guy holding a pump handle and it states "Our Gas Has A Kick". And it appears to be copyrighted. Is this any clue to you guys?

Thanks Again, Mike
Posted By: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 05:38 PM

hey Mike sorry to hear about your Dad,especially since you had a great bond between you and your Dad. lost both of my parents on Thansgiving day plus just lost my father in -law on thanksgiving day this yr...so to tell you the truth I don`t look forward to this day!!!! hang in there ,just takes time to heal...

Alan
Posted By: Oilcanman87

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 05:56 PM

Sorry for your loss. Sounds like it could be gulf
Posted By: Dick Bennett

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 06:43 PM

This Match Book Cover is all I have w/ a similar logo.

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Posted By: champlinman

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 06:48 PM

What town in Nebraska. I am in Hastings.
Posted By: Maps for the memories

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 06:53 PM

Looking at the globes, this Wood River logo could be a shot in the dark:
http://gassigns.org/bigemblm/woodriver.jpg
Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 08:06 PM

I think Grandpa sold Spur.
Posted By: Dick Bennett

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 08:16 PM

Didn't think SPUR was ever sold in Neb. Did SPUR ever use a round plate?
Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 08:23 PM

When I look at the decal/plate in the first photo the upper word looks to say SP@R. And having a kick could go with Spur. I don't know jack about Spur regarding their history or where they retailed. Purely a hunch.
Posted By: Maps for the memories

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 10:27 PM

Hmm. I read that as Super.
Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Nov 30 2013 10:53 PM

Maybe Super Pep 98? Super is a better read than my guess of Spur.
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 01:18 AM

My Grandpa's stations were in Ashton and one in Loup City pre-war. This one I believe was the one in Ashton.
Attached is the logo on his invoice. The only thing we have
Thanks for all of the help guys.
Mike

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Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 01:27 AM

After reading your posts and re-looking at my picture I believe it is Super Pep 98 on the pump plate.
Now, if it is what colors are Super Pep? White and Blue or White and Red?
Also now I need to track down 2 restorable Wayne 60's and a Hayes Visible. I will have to post that in the wanted section.

Thanks Again Guys your are great!!
Mike
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 04:24 AM

Also, who manufactured and sold Super Pep?
Thanks, Mike
Posted By: gulfiend!

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 12:56 PM

...pump in the first pic (Wayne 60) has a 'Super Royal' decal...
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 02:14 PM

Is Super Royal Gulf?
Would the pumps had been white with whatever color the stripes were?
Also, would the ad glass have said "Super Royal" as well?
Thanks for the info., I appreciate it.
Mike
Posted By: Maps for the memories

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sun Dec 01 2013 06:12 PM

Super Royal is National Refining.
http://www.gaspumps.info/gallery/v/globes/National/National+Super+Royal+1940s+glass.JPG.html
Posted By: gulfiend!

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Mon Dec 02 2013 12:04 AM

...Super Royal was National, out of Cleveland...there's a globe...
Posted By: 1965CHPCSP

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Fri Dec 06 2013 01:39 PM

I would like to THANK everyone in Old Gas Land who helped me with the mystery of my Grandpa's service station gas pumps and brand sold. I would especially like to THANK Dick Bennett who took the extra steps to help me with this mystery. Now the hunt is on for a pair of Wayne 60's wide frame pumps and a Hayes 1923 visible pump.
Thanks Again to all for the kind words as well. This pump and brand mystery hunt has helped take my mind temporarily off of the loss of my Dad.
You guys are the best, Mike
Posted By: Greasyboy1970

Re: My Grandpa's Station's 3 Different Pumps ID'd - Sat Dec 07 2013 04:23 AM

Glad to hear you solved this mystery Mike! This is a great thing you are doing here in honor of your dad. Best of luck on the rest of the process of finding the stuff you need. You have found a great site with folks that will go out of their way to help you out if they can.
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