Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Pictures | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
#751269 Sat Jul 04 2020 02:10 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
Petro Enthusiast
OP Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
I had been putting off removing this cylinder for over a year now. One of my excuses was that with the pipes still attached to the lower bowl I didn’t have a way to stand it up. I solved that by building a makeshift stand for it to be at a comfortable working height. My second excuse was this was the first cylinder I have ever removed and really didn’t want to break it! My previous visible pumps both came with broken glass cylinders already removed...I did my research before proceeding. I started with soaking the upper and lower cork gaskets with liquid wrench. There didn’t appear to be any sort of litharge glycerine cement which needed to be removed and I’m glad for that. From what I read it is a pain to scrape it out. The dome was secured by three screws rusted solid into the upper jar lid. I wrapped the cylinder with a moving blanket and carefully used a side grinder to take the heads of the screws off. The dome came off to expose the cylinder jar lid which was secured by a single centre nut. I soaked the threads in liquid wrench and gave the centre nut enough of a turn to break it free and left it at that for the day. For the next five days I gave the nut a half turn until it was loose. From what I read some guys said removing the pressure on the glass too quickly it can crack. Slow and steady sounded like the way to go. Once the centre nut was removed the jar lid still felt tight on the cylinder. The liquid wrench has soaked all the way through to the inside of the cylinder. I decided to use a rubber mallet and with minuscule taps around the outer edge of the jar lid it wiggles free. With a little push the cylinder then came free from the lower bowl. I gave the cylinder a rinse down with lukewarm soapy water and a bit of CLR to remove the staining. The cylinder is free of any cracks or chips in the glass. There is a few spots of paint I have yet to remove but I’m glad that the process went well and I’ll be able to keep the original glass with this pump when I restore it.

641EE2CC-F014-48B4-AD0A-F05903BA7416.jpegDE7285EE-7581-4D2B-A8F1-3167639CB266.jpegA41CFCA2-DAEE-4A99-BE02-700C188D5271.jpeg
Last edited by AlbertaNorthStar; Sat Jul 04 2020 02:12 PM.
1 member likes this: RandyM
Please use For Sale forums to sell

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751270 Sat Jul 04 2020 02:21 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 293
Likes: 1
G
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
G
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 293
Likes: 1
Nice job!

Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751272 Sat Jul 04 2020 03:11 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,779
Likes: 15
Veteran Member
Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,779
Likes: 15
Good news on the removal. Congrats!


Have gas all the time
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751273 Sat Jul 04 2020 03:21 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,090
Likes: 37
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,090
Likes: 37
That is a Clearvision right not G&B ?????


Wanted early tin litho signage.
petro, farm, auto, etc.
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751275 Sat Jul 04 2020 03:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 458
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 458
don't look like any of my clear visions???????????? charley

Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751276 Sat Jul 04 2020 04:05 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
Petro Enthusiast
OP Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
The cylinder came off a Gilbert & Barker TC1-1 1386. From what I’ve heard it’s a earlier version of the T-176 the main differences are no ribs in the lower skins and a centre nut instead of cylinder rods. I found a etching on the cylinder but can only make out the back half of it. It appears to be in a bow tie style logo “—— Clear” MFG Okla. The measurements are 12.5” x 29”

5D79BD0D-5FAF-4B7E-AA92-E2D5A69029FE.jpeg
Last edited by AlbertaNorthStar; Sat Jul 04 2020 04:08 PM.
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751278 Sat Jul 04 2020 05:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 458
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 458
i would say that is a very rare g&b. now how about some pics of the tokheim victory .charley

Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751281 Sat Jul 04 2020 06:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,090
Likes: 37
Veteran Member
Online Content
Veteran Member
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 2,090
Likes: 37
G&B that I have never seen. It is a rare one


Wanted early tin litho signage.
petro, farm, auto, etc.
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751392 Wed Jul 08 2020 10:53 AM
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 255
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 255
Love the remnants of the original Electro decal! Preserve it.

Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751399 Wed Jul 08 2020 01:48 PM
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 674
Likes: 3
M
Petro Enthusiast
Offline
Petro Enthusiast
M
Joined: Jun 2013
Posts: 674
Likes: 3
I can fill in the blanks on the glass manufacturer. The trademark is Water-Clear made by the Hyatt Glass Co., Poteau, OK. Hyatt set up in Poteau in the 1920s to make 5-gallon glass jars. They realized that they could also manufacture 5 and 10-gallon glass for visible gas pumps. They were out of business by 1932. I grew up 30 miles from Poteau and have relatives that live there. I have asked the relatives to keep their eyes open for cylinders, but no luck so far. I have Water Clear glass on my 10-gallon Wayne 519.

SAM_5565.JPG
1 member likes this: SandPCollector
Re: Gilbert & Barker cylinder removal
AlbertaNorthStar #751411 Wed Jul 08 2020 08:04 PM
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
Petro Enthusiast
OP Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: May 2018
Posts: 140
Likes: 6
Very cool! Thanks for sharing.


Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog9 

Link Copied to Clipboard

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2020Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4