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Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
#630854 Thu Sep 24 2015 08:27 AM
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Have a Bennett 607 I finally am going to restore after sitting in my shop for 4 years. I know these things aren't worth much, but the lid on this one is somewhat unusual - one I haven't seen much. Pic is below. Anyone have any info on how rare these are? Or how common? Just interested to know.

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Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
dooger54 #630875 Thu Sep 24 2015 11:00 AM
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I have 3 of those lids and two I have the dispensers they came off. Imo the gargoyle is one of the rare cast lids that was used I've only seen a couple since I started collecting.

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Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
dooger54 #630877 Thu Sep 24 2015 11:10 AM
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The one with the torch is fairly common. Heres a couple others I have. I have about 10 total?

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Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
dooger54 #630934 Thu Sep 24 2015 06:36 PM
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Love the way the torch one is painted. Think I'll give that a try!

Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
dooger54 #630947 Thu Sep 24 2015 09:08 PM
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For your information your oil dispenser was introduced in 1931 (there is no way to determine when it was actually made) and was still in production in 1959. The 607 had a 60-gallon tank and a shipping weight of 140 lbs.

The fact that it has a Standard Oil lid means that Standard ordered a large enough units that Bennett made a special Standard lid for them. This was not uncommon, the more you purchased the more we'll do.

Again for informational purposes, these lids are not interchangeable between manufacturers. Each company had different measurements for the hinge, where the lock went, etc.

If you would like to see pictures of your unit this is what on my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/bennett%20highboys.htm

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Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
dooger54 #630970 Fri Sep 25 2015 08:28 AM
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Very nice lids Kevin and John. I got to find a gargoyle one! Without the lubester attached to it! LOL

Re: Bennett 607 Lubester identification help
Jack Sim #630973 Fri Sep 25 2015 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the info. My lubester still has the ID tag on it, don't know if this can tell date it was made?

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