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Martin & Scwartz G500
#39181 Wed Dec 04 2002 09:02 AM
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I recently purchaced my first gas pump,the brass tag say's its martin an schwarts model G500 visable . does anyone have information about this pump? I've been told it does'nt exist.


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Re: Martin & Scwartz G500
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Eric,

I also have one of those "non-existent" Martin & Schwartz G-500 pumps It's from an old Route 66 gas station that ceased business in the late 40's or early 50's, here in Missouri.

I'm just getting started on the restoration.

So far, a limited internet search has produced little more than an empty tank.

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Thanks for the info Randall, Wondering If I could get some pictures or maby your adress I need to find the dome top that covers the two lights that light the cylinder any info would help thanks


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When I wrote my gas pump identification book this year I specifically mentioned on page 8, under "The Future" that book was a work in progress. I also mentioned that there were some holes I would like to fill and I again specifically mentioned "Martin & Schwartz." It took almost 12 years to accumulate the information to write the book and during that time literature from major companies see to be easy to come by, but why I was not able to find much on M&S is baffeling.
If either of you get your pump together I would very much like a picture I could use in a revision assuming we do one. Actually if any of you have a pump that is not shown in the book I would surely like a picture if you could supply one or a copy of any original literature you might find.


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Re: Martin & Scwartz G500
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Jack I don't own your book, so had no access to that information as I said this is my first pump . I was planning to use it for a yard light when im finished .if I can find a top or somthing that look's like it fit's I would be glad to send some pictures when im finished . thanks


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#39186 Sat Dec 14 2002 05:14 PM
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Eric and Jack,

Don't confuse me with somebody who actually knows something.

When it comes to gas pumps, I'm a full-fledged, card-carrying novice with the vocabulary of a 1st grader; and if I converted everything I know about pumps into dynamite, I couldn't blow my nose.

So, Jack, with my vocabulary in mind, and, in response to your other e-mail question:

First: just what the heck is a "...1/2 of a St. Louis Square visible..." anyway?

Obviously, I need to read your book!..now that I know you wrote one.

If even YOU don't know much about the G-500,
then it seems possible, maybe even probable, that it is a rare piece of equipment.

Even the "Google" search engine has yet to turn up anything for me using key-words like,
"Martin & Schwartz G 500".

Second: No. My pumps came from an old Route 66 gas station/car dealership/tractor dealership/garage/cattle farm in Saint Clair, Missouri, that has been in my family for about 50 years (my brothers and I are talking about doing restoration work on the
building in the near future).

It was built in the 20's or 30's by a very colorful gentleman who became a walking-talking piece of Route 66 Americana; older than dirt and born 2-3 DECADES BEFORE my Martin & Schwartz was shipped out of the factory, brand new, in Buffalo, N.Y.

He passed away a few months ago, about a 100 years old; one of the last of the "old-time" old-timers.

Eric, a "cap" or "dome" atop the glass cylinder that holds the gas appears to be missing from mine, also. That cap is different than the "globe", above the cap, that advertised the brand of gasoline, and on mine, is internally illuminated by a small, incandescent bulb. I say "appears" because I am not yet 100% certain that there ever was a cap. Are you certain?

Both of you are welcome to "as-is" photos along with "restored" photos. I'll email them to you (.jpg format OK?) one of these days (don't hold your breath for the restored photos); and perhaps post them on this site.

Randall

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#39187 Mon Dec 16 2002 11:23 AM
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martin and swartz,h'mmmm there is also one living in oregon,but it some how recieved3'rd.degree burns not much there now,but enough if one had parts?seems these pumps are seldom talked about,mine needs a bowl who knows what this was made of?,also a few misc.parts
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Art,& Randall Art not sure what you mean by bowl? All I am missing is the metal top . On top is a cast piece that mounts to the jar lid , on this piece there were 3 light bulbs 1 for the globe and 2 that light the cylinder.were the globe mounts there's a flang that the top would have mounted to . the top would have a 6" cutout in it,i dont know if the top would have molded ears or if the side lights had covers like a fry? Randall not sure what ( jpg format) means I'm new at all this computer stuff ,But if you could email photos, that would be great thanks for all the info guys


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I have a MS G500 pump, complete unit. I tried to attach a photo, but I couldn't figure it out

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Use the Full Editor below and the select the Attachment Manager and select your pictures.


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