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New Member...New (to me) Pump Question! #742205
Wed Jan 15 2020 11:42 AM
Wed Jan 15 2020 11:42 AM
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 2
Woodinville, WA.
Seabar22 Offline OP
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Woodinville, WA.
Hi everyone. Long time lurker, and first I'd like to thank everyone for the knowledge I've picked up by searching the forums the past couple of years. I'm relatively new to petroliana, but in the past couple of years I've really enjoyed the hunt at auto swaps, antique shops, garage sales, etc. As a history buff, I particularly enjoy the "early" stuff...20's, 30's, 40's. Signs, cans, even early service station photos. I wish I had the budget to collect everything I'd like to have! My garage has slowly turned into an ode to gas & oil, both original (when it's affordable) and repop when it's not. But enough about me...I'm ready for my 1st question!

I picked up a pump this past weekend. I know these old "pre visible" aren't the most popular in the collecting world, but they appeal to my interest in the really early stuff. From what I've gathered through researching, it's a Bowser 41. The paint isn't original and you can see the red poking through the green. It's missing some parts, particularly the lever to select 1 gallon or 1/2 gallon...but that just gives me something to hunt for (though I think that will be harder than I thought, based on early searches).

My question is this. I'd like to get a period-correct nozzle to replace the one it came with. But what kind of nozzle would that be? I've searched but haven't really pinned down a brand or type. Any input would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Sean

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Re: New Member...New (to me) Pump Question! [Re: Seabar22] #742221
Wed Jan 15 2020 02:51 PM
Wed Jan 15 2020 02:51 PM
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Plano TX
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Welcome to Oldgas. I'm sure the members here can assist you with your questions. Good luck with your project!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: New Member...New (to me) Pump Question! [Re: Seabar22] #742257
Thu Jan 16 2020 06:34 AM
Thu Jan 16 2020 06:34 AM
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Severn, Maryland USA
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Sean, Welcome. The nozzle that was used on that pump was a simple spout. Just enough to direct the liquid into a transport devise...ie: can...as this type of pump was probably used for coal oil? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: New Member...New (to me) Pump Question! [Re: Seabar22] #742261
Thu Jan 16 2020 11:20 AM
Thu Jan 16 2020 11:20 AM
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Michigan, Union Pier
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Welcome to Oldgas Sean. This may help you in your hunt for a nozzle. There are various styles and if there is a hanger on your pump you will need ears on the nozzle to hang it. The nozzle on the far left in the group shot is for oil cans. Have fun and good luck!

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Re: New Member...New (to me) Pump Question! [Re: Seabar22] #742327
Fri Jan 17 2020 04:56 PM
Fri Jan 17 2020 04:56 PM
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Hugo, MN, USA
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Here's what it should be...
Ron

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Last edited by Ron Scobie; Fri Jan 17 2020 04:59 PM.

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