Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value???

Posted by: Bil

Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Tue Aug 29 2017 01:18 PM

So I picked that sterling sign the other day and in the same barn I found three Bennett air meters in original boxes- never taken out of boxes still have plastic over them from the fifties. Two are green one is red. Even the boxes say Bennett on them. Anyone have any idea of market value? I'm going back up Friday to try to buy and would love sone pricing assistance. Thanks guys
Posted by: wayno48

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Tue Aug 29 2017 02:19 PM

How do you put a price on the Holy Grail of air meters?
Posted by: Oldgas Moderator

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Tue Aug 29 2017 02:33 PM

What model number air meter are we talking about? Have pictures?

Bennett and ECO shared the same factory location after 1930.
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Tue Aug 29 2017 05:52 PM

I'm going back Friday to get them. There are three with original boxes never been out. 1 red two green. My sterling sign came from same place guy was a delivery and dismantle man for Quaker state. No pictures but I hope to come home with them all Friday. Has anyone ever seen that sterling sign I put s post up about? Can't find another like it.
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Tue Aug 29 2017 05:53 PM

I can't find any with original boxes either that sold to get an approximate figure on.
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 03:23 AM

It's a bennet 98 and has all original paperwork. Cellophane covering, brochures, original stamped eco air line and connections, original box. Brand new old stock serial number s 7 1001
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 04:45 AM

It's s bennet 98 original everything never used even has original eco stamped air line and fittings/ shipping tags to Quaker state and sterling refinery
Posted by: Done4

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 09:00 AM

What great find, good for you. And you said there are three?
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 09:22 AM

Yes I have the other two one turquoise colored and another red. I paid quite a bit. Anyone have any clue of value? Just trying to see how much I can recoup for the two I'm keeping 😁
Posted by: cggas

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 10:52 AM

It's actually a ECO 98
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 11:44 AM

Correct. I put the wrong model.
Posted by: gaspumpfrank

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 01:19 PM

IF ITS A WALL MOUNT ITS A 97 OR MAYBE IT MIGHT BE A FACTORY REBUILD THAT THEY TOOK THE PEDESTAL OFF.
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 01:37 PM

Actually it's a wall mount with an option for a pedestal according to the bro sure included with that anybody got an idea of the value
Posted by: Bil

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Aug 31 2017 08:02 PM

Well no one had a ballpark value so I listed it on eBay to let the world decide. I'll be curious to see the value
Posted by: Jolly-John

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Fri Sep 01 2017 12:02 PM

Bil, perhaps you would want to list the eBay auction number here, since you are an Old Gas member. Old Gas receives a small amount from eBay (goes to help run Old Gas), if a person bids through the link at the bottom of the page. John
Posted by: Oldgas Moderator

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Fri Sep 01 2017 03:49 PM

There is a topic about this item in the Online Auctions, eBay section of the forum

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=693604
Posted by: Alex

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 13 2017 09:40 AM

I see where it closed at $2,475....congrats to the owner and seller....
Posted by: coopersplace

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 13 2017 01:35 PM

Reserve not met.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 13 2017 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By coopersplace
Reserve not met.

wow
Posted by: Alex

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 20 2017 09:46 AM

I missed the fine print...LOL
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 20 2017 10:30 AM

Since the thread started out with a request for a value, clearly the OP thought it was worth more than $2,475. What do you think it is worth as a NIB Eco 98? Or is this a case of Great Expectations?
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Wed Sep 20 2017 11:14 AM

I can't believe anyone would bid it to that or that the OP thinks its worth more.
If you took the box and instructions away, 99.9 % of the people would think its just a very nice restored air meter( that would sell in the 1200 range)
So that is one expensive Damn box!!!
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? - Thu Sep 21 2017 09:28 AM

I agree with Minuteman--there were literally thousands of these air meters produced and having an NOS example is nice, but it really isn't worth that kind of premium! I still have a hard time with the $1200 valuation but they seem to bring it?