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ECO model 26 Airmeter

Posted By: Downunderguy

ECO model 26 Airmeter - Fri Jan 19 2018 03:39 AM

Hi all,I recently picked up this old girl,not used much here in Australia I am told.It is mostly complete with all guts and drain in column base intact,but missing hose and ID plate and the hose hook is bent,and has been painted duck ***** green at some stage and has a crack in the column base.Am wanting to find out its value,ballpark.Thanks all.


Pics to follow as I messed them up. Doh !



Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Fri Jan 19 2018 03:06 PM

Trying the image thing again

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Posted By: hornsrus

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Fri Jan 19 2018 05:20 PM

i was offered $4000.00 last week for mine. charley
Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Fri Jan 19 2018 08:31 PM

Thanks Charley,and what sort of condition is yours in ?
Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sat Jan 20 2018 06:56 AM

More pics

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Posted By: JimT

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sat Jan 20 2018 01:49 PM

Beautiful Matt. Now theres a good find. Hard to see whats on top? Looks like a globe mount. Air Whip? or?
Posted By: hornsrus

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sat Jan 20 2018 09:18 PM

here is mine. do you have the org back door?mine is gone.charley

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Posted By: hornsrus

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sat Jan 20 2018 09:19 PM

one more, charley

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Posted By: gaspumpfrank

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sat Jan 20 2018 11:40 PM

Here is mine, the one on the right is original and the one on the left I'm looking for a fluted pedestal. Do not know value, but Jacks book value is 5,000.

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Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sun Jan 21 2018 12:39 AM

Thanks guys ,the top of mine looks fairly plain ,so i doubt anything fitted to it ,and yes the original back plate is still on it.Am now wondering ,do I leave it as is or tidy her up a bit,ie red paint,replacement dial face etc

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Posted By: gaspumpfrank

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sun Jan 21 2018 01:36 PM

THE TOP WAS DESIGN FOR SOME TYPE OF LIGHT ATTACHMENT.
Posted By: hornsrus

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sun Jan 21 2018 04:46 PM

frank! mine is a mod 26 also?????????????? charley
Posted By: gaspumpfrank

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sun Jan 21 2018 05:59 PM

Charley maybe yours was made for a air whip. Never seen one like it before. You don't see these very often. Maybe some other members will post.
Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Sun Jan 21 2018 09:46 PM

Forgive my ignorance.Whats an air whip ?
Posted By: Oldgas Moderator

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Mon Jan 22 2018 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By Downunderguy
Forgive my ignorance.Whats an air whip ?


An air whip is a tall vertical pipe that is attached to the compressed air supply by a spring. A hose is attached to the top of the air whip pipe. The hose can then be pulled over to the other side of a car to fill a tire and then it springs back to vertical and out of the way.
Posted By: Cold Pizza

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Mon Jan 22 2018 12:56 AM

Air Whip

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Posted By: Downunderguy

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Mon Jan 22 2018 01:10 AM

Excellent,thanks for that.I recently stopped at a service station on a nearby motorway just out of Sydney,and while using the airline to pump up the tires,I couldn't help but thinking that the modern pump is so similar in operation as the model 26 (but digital dial),,you dial up the pressure required,when you reach it a bell goes DING,however no sign of an airwhip or anything to perform the same fonction,its more of a snake system,,,hose just gets chucked on the ground,damn colonials lol
Posted By: Oldgas Moderator

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Mon Jan 22 2018 01:19 AM

I imagine the spring-loaded and counter-weighted air whips sometimes scratched cars and injured people back in the day.
Posted By: wayno48

Re: ECO model 26 Airmeter - Mon Jan 22 2018 02:33 AM

If that was a fire hydrant. It would be to tie up horses back in the day. I think the top was added later. Still looks better than the originals.
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