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#141108 - Wed May 20 2009 05:56 PM American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon
zigzakvettes Offline
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Registered: Wed May 20 2009
Loc: Eastern Missouri
I have a late 20's American visible pump, looks like a 2487-V. Does anyone know what Petroleum companies used this pump? Standard, Gulf, Sinclair, etc.?
Thanks, Greg 314-486-7127

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#141109 - Wed May 20 2009 06:04 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
WELCOME TO OLDGAS
Major oil companies bought new pumps. When the old ones were swapped out, the local distributor would loan or sell to smaller independents or for private use.
Go with the company YOU like, it's your pump.
db

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#141113 - Wed May 20 2009 06:10 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: Dick Bennett]
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Registered: Wed May 20 2009
Loc: Eastern Missouri
Thanks, I am leaning that way. But I wanted to see if I could find out who originally used them.
Greg

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#141120 - Wed May 20 2009 07:53 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
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WELCOME TO OLDGAS NICE TO SEE ANOTHER MISSOURI GUY. I AGREE WITH DB ITS YOUR PUMP RESTORE THE WAY YOU WANT.
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#141126 - Wed May 20 2009 09:47 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: s932]
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Registered: Tue Jul 25 2000
Loc: South of St. Louis, MO USA
Welcome to Oldgas.com Shop Talk. I'm in Eastern Missouri also. DeSoto. Good to have another Missourian aboard.

Pick a brand that appeals to you that is from the time period the pump was in service. Visibles were often in service for many years especially in rural locations. There are lots of smaller regional gasoline marketers that had great logos and color schemes.
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#141129 - Wed May 20 2009 10:42 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: Oldgas]
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Welcome aboard.
We love pictures. If you have pictures of the pump, let's see them.
Mike

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#141147 - Thu May 21 2009 08:33 AM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
Ron Scobie Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 02 2000
Loc: Hugo, MN, USA
I have a 50+ page book of original American sales bulletins and the ONLY photo/drawing with a company name on it is "Sun Oil Company" (Sunoco). Hope this helps a little.
Ron
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#141148 - Thu May 21 2009 08:36 AM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: bruzer75]
zigzakvettes Offline
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Registered: Wed May 20 2009
Loc: Eastern Missouri
Thanks for the warm reception guys. I think I am going to go with a early Tydol or Phillips Unique presentation, great color combinations for either company. I'll get some pictures posted when we get it done.
Greg

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#141150 - Thu May 21 2009 09:00 AM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
Make sure to take some before shots. We like diamonds in the rough too.
Mike

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#141158 - Thu May 21 2009 11:59 AM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: Ron Scobie]
zigzakvettes Offline
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Registered: Wed May 20 2009
Loc: Eastern Missouri
Thanks Ron, do you have any parts for American pumps? Looking for the upper metal ring which secures the glass "cap" for the cylinder. Mine is rusted beyond repair.
Greg

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#141166 - Thu May 21 2009 04:25 PM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
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Registered: Wed May 20 2009
Loc: Eastern Missouri
Anyone know where you can get the brass metal clips that hold the measuring indicator rods in place? They are about 3" long bent in the middle at about a 60 degree angle. One end has a slot cut in it the other has a small hole where it attachs to the base and a large hole next to it where the measuring indicator rod slides through.
Thanks, Greg

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#141200 - Fri May 22 2009 07:51 AM Re: American Visible Pump, late 20's 10-gallon [Re: zigzakvettes]
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Loc: Oneida IL USA
Welcome Greg smile Ron might have those not for sure though.
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