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POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017

Posted By: bsplichal95

POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 12:58 PM

Here I am to give this a shot. So bear with me everyone.

To resurrect this thread I thought that I would start off with a super common pump to get everyone involved. The pump of the month for March 2017 is Tokheim 39. This can be any model 39, whether it is a short or tall. So please post whatever pump you have to get this thread started off right!

The Tokheim 39 was first introduced by Tokheim in 1938 and was made in various styles up until 1959. Here are the models of 39:

Tokheim 39: 1938-1958. Tall computer pump with two or four ad-glass panels, came in a single or twin pump.
Tokheim 39-SL: 1938-1958. Tall or short computer pump made for a stationlighter top.
Tokheim 39-ESP: 1938-1958. Tall computer pump with hanging hose.
Tokheim 39-DP: 1938-1958. Non-computing clockface pump with hanging hose.
Tokheim 39-HR: 1939-1958. Four ad glass panel pump with hose on reel.
Tokheim 39-WNC-HR: 1938-1958. Two ad glass panel pump with hose on reel.
Tokheim 39: 1939-1959. Standard pump with metal guards around hose reel.
Tokheim 39-NAP: 1939-1958. Non ad glass pump sold with standard globe.
Tokheim 39-WNC: 1939-1958. Non computing pump with two ad glass panels.
Tokheim 39-HS: 1939-1959. High speed computing pump.
Tokheim 39-TW: 1939-1958. Tidewater special pump, four ad glass pump.
Tokheim 39-LHR: 1947-1952. Short pump, Lower pump, hose on reel, bezel around window protrudes from the door.
Tokheim 39L-EZ: 1947-1959. Short pump, Face bezel protrudes from the door, the hose exits at the top of the pump.
Tokheim 39L-RA: 1947-1959. Short pump, hose is on a cable.
Tokheim 39L-EZ: 1949-1959. Short pump, rubber seal holds window glass, doors hing, and hose exits at the top on the side of the pump.
Tokheim 39L-EP: 1949-1959. Short pump, Rubber holds window glass, doors hinge, hose exits at the top, has an ad glass panel under the window on each side.
Tokheim 39L-RP: 1949-1959. Same as the 39L-EP, but with the hose on a cable.
Tokheim 39-A: 1952-1959. Short pump, Rubber holds glass in, door lifts off, no hinges, locks at the bottom of the pump, hose on cable.
Tokheim 39-AP: 1952-1959. Same as the 39-A, but with an ad glass panel under each window.
Tokheim 39-B: 1952-1959. Short pump, Rubber holds glass in, door lifts off and locks at the bottom, hose exits at the top side of the pump.
Tokheim 39-A-BP: 1952-1959. Same as the 39-B, but with ad glass panels on each side under windows.
Tokheim 39-A1: 1952-1959. Short twin pump.
Tokheim 39-A2: 1952-1959. Short twin, two product pump.

This is credit to Jack Sim and his book.




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Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 12:59 PM

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Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 01:00 PM

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Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 01:02 PM

Here are my 3 pumps everyone. Please show what you have. I showed the inside of the pump on my 39-SL. My Mobil pump is a 39-AP. And my tall 39 is just a common tall 39. Please share what you have everyone!
Posted By: K W FRITH

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 01:41 PM

Here are some photos of my Veltex branded Tokheim 39 Stationlighter pump (tall). I added photos of the top where the stationlighter attaches and a photo of the double switch assembly that is unique to the 39 stationlighter. The double switch is used to activate both the pump lighting and the stationlighter.


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Posted By: gasmelincelr

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 03:43 PM

My one and only 39. Picture from in the wild, and how it looks today.

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Posted By: DWSheffer

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 03:59 PM

Yea! A POTM I can participate in....since I only have 3 pumps. Being a downtown apartment dweller limits what you can have, which is good I guess.
I found this pump 5 or 6 years ago from a walk in customer in the store I work in. I knew this elderly lady lived on a farm, so I asked her one day if there was ever a pump on the property. She said yes, and it's still in the barn, and it didn't sell at the garage sale I had last week! Needless to say I got right down there and bought myself a pump. I've done an oil base brush job on it as I always liked how Shell globes look on top of 39's. After adding a decal at some point, I'll add the "rustoration" coat and call it good. I've had it like this for over a year, as I like it like it is now too.....
Darin

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Posted By: BryceG

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 04:40 PM

my rough porcelain shorty...

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Posted By: Done4

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 04:58 PM

Here are a couple of my tall 39"s.

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Posted By: Bass Master

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 06:30 PM

Here is my 39 tall as found, I have restored this, but I am waiting on getting V R back from rebuilder before showing completed pictures.
Brian

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Posted By: Yellow57

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 09:11 PM

Great thread !! This is one of the 4 different 39 's I have original gulf, I'm assuming this was a tall pump at one time because it's 6 inches taller than a short 39, unless gulf had them made that way? I don't know. Either I think it's cool.
thanks nick

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Posted By: Speedracer

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 10:03 PM

Here are a few of my 39's... Two Phillips 66 pumps (one globe on order) and an old DX survivor.

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Posted By: Oilcanman87

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 01 2017 11:58 PM

This is the only pump I have right now. This is how I found it. Asked the guy if he knew were the doors where he said no, so I started to dig around and frowned them both laying under the guys oil burner that was mounted to the wall covered by a few flat pieces of cardboard. When I pulled them out he said what the heck did I put them there for haha.

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Posted By: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 12:48 AM

Here is one of mine.

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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 02:47 AM

I currently have three tall 39s. Two are four ad glass models, one with a Station Liter. The other one is a two ad glass model with aluminum side panels. The Shell 39 has the retracter hose coming out at the bottom. The Station Liter is a 1938 model with the early style cast nozzle receiver. I have only seen a few with this style. I do not know how many years they used it.









Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 02:56 AM

Here are a couple I used to own. I thought I would post them because they do not show up as often as other 39s. When the short 39 first came they had large widows and a tall 39 with out ad glass is unusual. Also this one pictured is a harder one to come by because it is a high volume model with an early four digit Veeter-Root computer.





Posted By: Rabbitman

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 03:12 AM

This is my only 39. I bought it in pieces with a basket of parts so no before pics. I'm not in the shop right now so not sure of the exact model number but I'll try to look and add it tomorrow. I never knew there were so many different variations of this pump until I started to restore this one. They are great pumps, everybody should have at least one!....GB

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Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 03:24 AM

I love it POTM yeah it lives on! Thanks Braden! My fav thread on Old Gas!!!!!
I will contribute soon!

Rob
Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 04:00 AM

Some station shots







Posted By: Derbygasman

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 07:37 PM

Braden great job on resurrecting POTM form. You chose the only pump that I have two to contribute. First is an original 39 short Derby pump and the other is a 39 tall with an older restoration done in Standard. Ill have to get the model numbers added later when at the house. See you in a couple of weeks when in Hays.

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Posted By: petropumps

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 02 2017 08:15 PM

Love that last picture Matt...someone adapted a Bowser Alzak station lighter to a 39...looks alright, actually.
Posted By: Wes Maxwell

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Fri Mar 03 2017 03:07 PM

My one. I have it out back for a night light. Porcelain pump, fake globe.

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Posted By: cggas

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Fri Mar 03 2017 04:39 PM

Wes what the heck are you doing with a marathon pump? I would xpect Sinclair!! Lol. And it's a tokheim 300....
Posted By: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 12:51 AM

Here is another.

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Posted By: nochevys

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 01:28 AM

Great stuff so far. Wish I had a 39 I could post.
Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 05:07 AM

Hello from Gas Pump Rob,

This is a picture of a factory shortened Tokheim 39 HR (height reduction ) pump. After WW2 the Tokheim pump and tank company decided to shorten some of their existing pump panels in inventory and assemble a more modern looking pump. This is a shortened early version with the cast base, four window advertising glass , and aluminum faces.

Happy pump hunting,
Rob

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Posted By: hotrodfun1

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 05:53 AM

Thought I would share one also. All original.

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Posted By: Steven C.

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 09:14 AM

Love that factory shortened with the 4 ad glass!!

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Posted By: Wasatch Man

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 04:06 PM

Here are some I've had but are long gone . Thanks Braden for getting this going . Peter

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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 09:25 PM

Originally Posted By Gas Pump Rob
Hello from Gas Pump Rob,

This is a picture of a factory shortened Tokheim 39 HR (height reduction ) pump. After WW2 the Tokheim pump and tank company decided to shorten some of their existing pump panels in inventory and assemble a more modern looking pump. This is a shortened early version with the cast base, four window advertising glass , and aluminum faces.

Happy pump hunting,
Rob


That is interesting. I thought a 39 HR pump was a "hose reel" pump. My Shell 39 I posted is a 1941 39 HR VP. I do not know what the VP stands for but it dose have a hose reel.



Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 04 2017 09:28 PM

Here is a Tokheim bulletin for the Tidewater 39 TW pump.

Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sun Mar 05 2017 01:22 AM

[quote=MATT ALVAREZ][quote=Gas Pump Rob]Hello from Gas Pump Rob,
Matt that is interesting. This one does not have a hose reel. I wish we could get more info on all the model numbers!

That is interesting. I thought a 39 HR pump was a "hose reel" pump. My Shell 39 I posted is a 1941 39 HR VP. I do not know what the VP stands for but it dose have a hose reel.


Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sun Mar 05 2017 01:27 AM

Here is a picture of my "King Of The Hill" Tokheim 39 ! My all time favorite 39

Rob

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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sun Mar 05 2017 06:17 PM

I was looking at a Tokheim manual yesterday trying to find model info. I did not but found this info. Here is the nozzle used and here is a schematic on the hose safety shut off. These were required in some states. Also here are some lighting schematics. The lighting on the right is the vapor proof that was required on the west coast. Some people call this lighting with the jars explosion proof.







Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Mon Mar 06 2017 02:08 AM

I now have learned something new! (vapor proof) I was one of those guys who always called it explosion proof. This is a great thread! Thanks for posting that!

Rob
Posted By: Toys4Fun

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Mon Mar 06 2017 03:00 AM

My only 39 I have. An original from a nearby local town.

Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Tue Mar 07 2017 04:05 AM

Here are some Shell 39s







Posted By: Done4

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Tue Mar 07 2017 04:29 AM

Matt, I didn't know that one piece globes were used on 39 shorts. Was this after they were shortened in the late forties?
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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 08 2017 04:25 AM

Originally Posted By Done4
Matt, I didn't know that one piece globes were used on 39 shorts. Was this after they were shortened in the late forties?


I have been told they were used in to the 50s. I have a picture with Wayne 100s and Wayne 505s with them on the pumps.
Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 08 2017 04:41 AM

More Shell 39s









Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 09 2017 02:28 AM

One week in and this thread is doing wonderful! I appreciate all the participation everyone! Here's to three more weeks! Post em if you got em.
Posted By: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 09 2017 02:30 AM

Another one.



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Posted By: JimT

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 09 2017 12:14 PM

Heres some I have. they are pretty straight so I'm thinking about maybe putting them back together-would need quite a few parts, Question-Did Tokheim ever make a lower short? Or maybe this one got cut a bit? never saw a 300 with a window like that, but I don't know these all that well...



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Posted By: LOWright

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 09 2017 12:49 PM

Here's one of my favorites..

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Posted By: Rabbitman

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Sat Mar 11 2017 09:30 PM

[quote=MATT ALVAREZ]I was looking at a Tokheim manual yesterday trying to find model info. I did not but found this info. Here is the nozzle used and here is a schematic on the hose safety shut off. These were required in some states. Also here are some lighting schematics. The lighting on the right is the vapor proof that was required on the west coast. Some people call this lighting with the jars explosion proof.


Hey Matt, what was the date of the manual you are referencing? I always thought that the 39's used the 1093 nozzle and I looked through the manual I have that I think is from 1953. Mine shows the 1093 nozzle as the one used on those models. The Milwaukee nozzle in your book was the one I thought was used on the 36 models, maybe others too, but the older ones nonetheless. Just curious as to the dates they might have used different nozzles on the 39's. Maybe Jack can shed some light on the subject, I know he has always said that the nozzles weren't necessarily an item that the pump companies furnished with a new pump but since these Tokheim manuals show these as ones used they must have at least recommended them.....GB


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Posted By: Martin from OZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Mon Mar 13 2017 01:44 AM

Here's my one and only restored Tok 39a.. restored about 4-5yrs ago... had the original adglasses so the pump ended up in that livery.

Still got two more in suit resto condition awaiting for resto... maybe done in the next decade :-)

cheers
Martin from Melbourne Australia

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Posted By: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 12:45 AM

I was looking through old pictures. I found this 39 that I bought in 2007. I started restoreing it and a friend wanted it so I sold it to him. He finished it along with the other two he already had.



Posted By: Gas Pump Rob

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 02:05 AM

Great photos and info ! Let's keep this thing going!

Rob
Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:16 PM

For starters, Thank you Braden for volunteering to resurrect the POTM thread. I'm a pump guy and will be forever grateful for your selfless actions. I appreciate the time and effort you will be putting into this.

Very informative posts and pic's by everyone elseas well.

I like Tokheim 39's. In my opinion, a perfect first pump. They are plentiful and easy to come by and an easy pump to disassemble and reassemble. Original and reproduction parts are readily available.

When, I first started collecting. I bought, these 19 Tokheim short 39's in one deal from one gentleman. I've restored and sold most of them since. Here's some photo's will dig up some more later today.

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Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:20 PM

Those two pic's of my truck and trailer bring back some neat memories. I started collecting in late 2004, early 2005. That was a pretty good score considering I had only been collecting for less than a year.

Here's a few of those pumps restored will try to dig up some more photo's hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:42 PM

Wish, I worked this fast now. Got them in Oct, and by mid Dec had one all restored. I never did restore the Mobil, I left it alone. I think, it's cool how the red paint has faded to pink.

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Posted By: Dave's Garage

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 15 2017 08:47 PM

It's not often you see a real Polar Bear rug or a minty Ford V8 sign. My daughter is now 5 years old...she's 2 in that picture. She's still my best helper, ever!!!

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Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 16 2017 02:43 AM

Great pictures! 2 weeks in and this thread is going great!
Posted By: cggas

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 16 2017 09:55 PM

My only tokheim 39. Someone burnt the 1947 on the door with a torch...... that was long before I got it.

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Posted By: gaspumpg

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Mar 22 2017 07:23 PM

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Posted By: Savinsam

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Thu Mar 23 2017 07:10 PM

Had lots of 39's over the years, but this is my last one now.

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Posted By: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Mon Mar 27 2017 01:05 AM

Great stuff! We are rolling into the last week of March. What fantastic participation so far!
Posted By: Corey1955

Re: POTM "Pump of The Month" March 2017 - Wed Jan 03 2018 04:21 AM

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