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#127552 - Sun Nov 26 2006 02:54 PM ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
TOMD Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 29 2005
Loc: WI,USA
I PICKED UP AN AIR METER TODAY AND IT HAS A HANDLE ON TOP IN THE CENTER CASTING.AT FIRST I THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD HACKED IT BUT AFTER TAKING OFF THE COVER YOU CAN SEE IT WAS A DESIGN IN THE CASTING.I HAVE NEVER CAME ACROSS ONE OR CANNOT FIND A PIC OF ANOTHER.WAS THIS A CANADIAN THING?AN INFO APPRECIATED.
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#127553 - Sun Nov 26 2006 06:31 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Let's see a picture of it Tom. If you can't post it here send it to me by email and I'll post the picture.
What model number is it?

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#127554 - Sun Nov 26 2006 06:37 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
If it is an ECO, it could be either of two things. Please let us know what model it is.

Jack Sim
Author, Gas Pump Identification book, Air Meter Identification book
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#127555 - Sun Nov 26 2006 10:07 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Here's an image from Tom:



Click on the thumbnail to see larger image

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#127556 - Sun Nov 26 2006 10:41 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Looks like an easy way for a SALESMAN to load/unload & carry to show station operators.
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#127557 - Mon Nov 27 2006 01:33 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
What you have is a ECO Salesman Sample. It should have the base on it as in the picture.
The other thing that ECO had on the top of the housing frame was a little handle like card holder.
When the ECO 90 Series first came out they though it would be a good idea to have this little card holder with a card in it stating when the last time the unit was calibrated. A new card was put in each time the rapair man calibrated the unit. I don't think this lasted too long. What if the date was 6 months old, would you trust the meter? And how could you expect the owner or a repairman to be calulating the unit ever week or so? I don't believe the service station owner cared much about the ECO out there, after all, he just had to buy something in order to give something away. Now he had to repair it because the driving public abused it all the time.


This is an original Bennett factory photo.


I once had a unit with two holes in the frame, but I sold it before I found out what it was for. If I remember correctly it was for the one that held the card.

Jack Sim
Author, Gas Pump Identification book, Air Meter Identification book.

[This message has been edited by Jack Sim (edited 11-27-2006).]
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#127558 - Mon Nov 27 2006 03:32 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Registered: Tue Nov 29 2005
Loc: WI,USA
THANKS FOR THE INFO.IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED.NOW I WILL HAVE TO FIND A CARD.THE THRILL IS IN THE HUNT.LOOKS LIKE THIS ONE IS A KEEPER.
THANKS AGAIN
TOMD
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#127559 - Mon Nov 27 2006 07:00 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Loc: Illinois
Great info...Excellent thread!
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#127560 - Mon Nov 27 2006 07:12 PM Re: ECO AIR METER TOP HANDLE
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
According to the pictures, yours does not accept a card.
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