POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017

Posted by: bsplichal95

POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:03 PM

For this month, I have decided to do the Erie 70 family of pumps. Since the Erie 70, 71, 80, and 90 are all very similar pumps; this month will include all of this family of pump. I have personally always thought that these styles of pumps were one of the most unique designs. These pumps came with an optional glass top on the pump, which if an original can be found, they are pricey. What a cool pump! Please share what you have everyone!

-Erie 70: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top
-Erie 71: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top and optional ad glass doors
-Erie 80: 1936. Clockface pump with optional glass top
-Erie 81: 1936. Clockface pump, same as 80 but with ad glass panels
-Erie 90G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top
-Erie 91G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top and ad glass panel
-Erie 90: 1938. Computer pump with optional glass top and ad glass panels

Credit the above info to Jack Sim and his book.
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:05 PM

Here is my brothers Erie 70 and my Erie 71 which is missing the metal top and one sight glass. Notice my Erie 71 has the optional ad glass doors and my brothers Erie 70 has the standard doors. They are super heavy pumps!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:07 PM

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Posted by: Done4

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 12:49 PM

This one has a top piece for a station lighter, been looking for station light piece for the last 20 years.
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 05:56 PM

Well, I wasn't going to unveil my 70 until it was completely finished but to support this thread I thought I would give you all a preview. The first pics are as found before loading it up a few years ago. It was mostly complete but had the block off plates on the top so evidently it had not had a dome top on it, only a globe. It is 75% restored now but I need to stay at home long enough to assemble it so I will post some complete pics when that day comes, in a few weeks hopefully. It will be done in Skelly Aromax and with the original glass dome top I was fortunate enough to find a few months ago. I had just purchased a repro plastic one from Paul Bell a few weeks before this one turned up! That's always the way it goes for me. The Skelly die cut letters on the top are something that Paul and I have talked about for a while now and has been discussed on here in a few threads. You can look them up to see the details on this but Paul hasn't got around to making any of them to sell the last time we talked. I had my set custom cut and mounted them myself. I think they look pretty good for a first attempt at making them. I can give more details if anyone is interested. This series of pumps has always been a favorite of mine. They aren't super rare but the Art Deco style pumps just look cool in any configuration. I hope we get some good participation this month on this series as I still have a question or two on some things peculiar to this model....GB
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 07:55 PM

Wow, that looks awesome. Can`t wait to see it finished.
Posted by: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:18 PM

Here is my 71. Love this pump.
Posted by: Big Block Cat

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:18 PM

Here is my erie 80. It's now outfitted with Shell premium decals. These are one of my favorite pumps.

Gary that skelly pump is going to look great!
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 02 2017 11:00 PM

Here is my Erie 70. I was able to purchase it from Anthony a few years ago. It has a Paul Bell top on it. They are nice tops. They look just like an original.

Posted by: Hardy's Garage

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Mon Jul 03 2017 08:45 AM

Here are pictures of two of my Erie 70 pumps. Great job with the thread Braden!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Mon Jul 03 2017 06:12 PM

Great looking Skelly pump there.
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Tue Jul 04 2017 09:27 PM

Here are some Shell Erie`s. Notice the one on the end has a very rare Shell Ethyl pump plate.

Posted by: nochevys

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Wed Jul 05 2017 07:23 AM

Here is my Erie 80
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Wed Jul 05 2017 11:54 AM

Since most of the pumps posted so far are like mine was and don't have door glass I'm going to ask the question....Did this series not use a door glass to cover the faceplate or was it just not trimmed so that it was that noticeable? I never really gave it much thought until getting close to assembling mine and then it dawned on me that very few, if any, that I've seen had glass in the door. I can see the trim and glass in the picture of Anthony's clockface pump but the only thing visible in any of the others is maybe rubber trim in the picture of the trio that Matt posted. Were they all supposed to use the same trim and glass as the clockface version or what?....GB
Posted by: Done4

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Wed Jul 05 2017 12:13 PM

I had a 70 years ago that had the glass behind the face plate and the porcelain was in front exposed to the elements. Not sure if that was an owner being creative or if it actualIy was designed like that. I will have to check mine because I can't remember exactly how the glass would be held on my 70.
Posted by: T-way

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Wed Jul 05 2017 12:31 PM

On the clock face Erie's, there is a very thick cast glass 'window glass'.

All computing pumps have a porcelain faceplate with a stamped tin pan that goes behind it. The glass is captured between the pan and the face.

The only bits of glass you can see is the square openings for the price, gallons and the sale numbers.

And a very little known fact: there is a tiny ball bearing installed on top of the vertical shaft inside the spinner from the factory.

Later . . .

Jim
Posted by: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Wed Jul 05 2017 08:25 PM

One more that I have.
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 08 2017 12:22 PM

Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 08 2017 09:14 PM

Love the art deco look
Posted by: keithia

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 08 2017 10:22 PM

Love the fire hydrant!!
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 08 2017 11:45 PM

Here is an old thread that will work for this one. The "Dwaine Buck" tops have been replaced with "Paul Bell" tops.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=74341&Number=458012#Post458012
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 09 2017 09:31 PM

Great stuff so far everyone! Great looking pumps! Hopefully more to come!
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Thu Jul 13 2017 09:50 PM

Posted by: T-way

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 16 2017 08:23 AM

Here are my Erie's.

This first one is an ad glass model - but the frames for the ad glass are not installed in this photo.

This is also an original glass top pump with the decorative base.
Posted by: T-way

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 16 2017 08:28 AM

Here is a regular non ad glass pump set up for a globe.

It too, has the decorative base.
Posted by: T-way

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 16 2017 08:30 AM

Here is one that was a station lighter model - but all I got was the cast iron base.

So I modified the base and a globe body to make this arrangement.
Posted by: T-way

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 16 2017 08:35 AM

And now for some shots of the 'Holy Grail' for these pumps: Actual Station Light parts. I purchased these parts long after modifying/painting the base I got with the previous pump.

I have most of what I need to add a full station light assembly to one of my pumps. I just need to fabricate the little arms that go from the cast iron top to the shade assembly (shade is not shown in these photos), and have another cast iron base recast.


Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 16 2017 11:41 PM

Great info! Awesome participation everyone!
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Thu Jul 27 2017 06:53 PM

I said I was going to try my best to get my 70 together before the end of the month so I could post it on this thread. Well, I'm almost there but I am picking up a couple of parts from Tom at Iowa to finish up the nozzle rest so I can put the hose and nozzle on it. I won't be back til next months POTM is underway so here it is. It had the original id tag still on it so I ran the numbers and this pump was manufactured in December of 1937. Eighty years old this year! I guess it got a face lift for it's 80th. smile Oh, and after asking the questions about the faceplate glass earlier I discovered that I had the backing plates that went behind the face plate that holds the glass in after all. I had never seen one done like this, I guess it is specific to this make and model of pump. I'd be interested to know if any others use this method. I just cut 1/8" glass and it sandwiches perfectly between the faceplate and aluminum backing plate, keeping the glass in front of the computer numbers as they turn. Pretty cool. I've enjoyed doing this pump even though it fought me the whole way every time I tried to make something fit. No pain, no gain I guess......GB
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Thu Jul 27 2017 11:41 PM

Beautiful pump!!
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sat Jul 29 2017 11:57 PM

Gary, your pump looks awesome.

I thought I would throw in one that I used to own. I made a trade and it went to Oregon. It originally came from Oregon so it went back home. It has a resin top on it that was made by Dwaine Buck. It looks different because it was done just by looking at a picture of an original.





Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 - Sun Jul 30 2017 12:01 AM

Here is the tag on the face.