Today I received a email asking me if I knew anything about Measure-Rite. I responded that I have heard of Fill-Rite, but never Measure-Rite. Then I see someone is asking about the eBay
item listed above.
Had the person emailing me mentioned the words "Doug Pray" I would have been able to answer his inquiry right away.
As Dick pointed out he was in business making reproduction gas pumps. This never bothered me, he was filling a need, cheap reproduction gas pumps to put in restaurents, something for someone who can't afford a real restored gas pump, etc. He may be still making them today.
But the problem with reproductions is, what happens down the line when someone who ownes one of these and wants to sell it.
Take a look at the description of the eBay
item. If anything sound like a run around this is it. Come on out to Calif. and look at the pump, yea....
The biggest way to avoid buying a reproduction is knowledge and if you don't have the knowledge, ask questions, but be sure to give the person you are asking questions all the details you can.