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Erie 71 glass top #158744
Thu Nov 05 2009 11:40 AM
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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I need the milk glass top for an Erie 71 pump. I know they are very rare, and expensive, but I will pay what it takes to get one. please contact me at coopwyo@yahoo.com Thanks!

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #158749
Thu Nov 05 2009 01:36 PM
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x2!

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: badgas] #158770
Thu Nov 05 2009 06:01 PM
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Bardstown, KY USA
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I know where there is one. I tried to buy it 2 years ago and he wanted $2500, too rich for me. I can make a phone call and check availablity and price if you like.


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: philmccauley] #158803
Thu Nov 05 2009 08:23 PM
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Oneida IL USA
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$2500 eek eek


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: gasoildude] #158972
Sat Nov 07 2009 01:44 PM
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Pennsylvania
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What would one of these tops actually be worth ? Matt

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: mattthegasman] #159003
Sat Nov 07 2009 06:07 PM
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cape girardeau. mo
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I think and i could be wrong 1100 to 1400


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #159004
Sat Nov 07 2009 06:21 PM
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Riley, MI, USA
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$2,500.00 to $3,000.00 +

I figure I got mine on the low end of the range above (+ the cost of the unrestored pump it was on).

The last 'loose' one I saw sold for (I think) 3K.

Supply and demand!

Later . . .

Jim

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: T-way] #159008
Sat Nov 07 2009 06:39 PM
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cape girardeau. mo
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I was a wee bit off lol. I thought their was one for sale last year at dixie gas for like 1200 again i could be wrong.


Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932] #159158
Sun Nov 08 2009 05:31 PM
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Oregon
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I sold one a few months ago. Offered it at $2,000 for a while, and people certainly weren't "jumping all over it." Ended up selling for $1750 (through this site), and I felt good about it. Not a lot of people are going to pay 2K for a milkglass pump top. When it comes right down to it, there are a lot of big talkers, but the buyers in that price range are few and far between.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: petropumps] #159402
Tue Nov 10 2009 08:58 AM
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The people that are having me restore this pump want the glass top and are prepared to pay what it takes to get one. Here is the situation with this pump: I am an industrial arts teacher at a small rural high school in Burns, Wyoming (pop. 160). My classes have done a lot of restorations on various "old" things that the farm families around here have kept in their families. This gas pump was the only public gas pump between Kimball, Nebraska and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Anyway, the family that owned the pump donated it to the town of Burns and the town council decided to get it restored and have it displayed at the bank. The bank then asked me and my class to restore it. Numerous people around the area have donated money to finance the restoration. The family, town council, and others involved want it restored to original, and when I mean original, they want the glass top, they want it painted the same, etc. If you have, or know of a top for this pump, please let me know -- you would be making a lot of people very happy.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #159403
Tue Nov 10 2009 09:16 AM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...are there not enough people with 'topless' pumps that would pay $500 for a repro to make it worthwhile?...what's the pump worth without a top?

...even if it cost $10,000 to make 50 of them (including buying an original to 'reverse engineer' a mold/molds), 20 pre-sold repops would pay for the order...I'm just sayin', if the originals are bringing $1500-3000 each...


Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #159407
Tue Nov 10 2009 10:05 AM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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I wish I had one, I'd give it to you because what you need it for is all the right reasons! I'll be on the watch and I hope you have the good fortune to find one! Have faith, all good things come to those who wait!


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH] #159434
Tue Nov 10 2009 03:08 PM
Tue Nov 10 2009 03:08 PM
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Warsaw,Il.62379
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Does anyone have a broken one that there is still more that 1/2 of it left?

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat] #159447
Tue Nov 10 2009 04:40 PM
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cape girardeau. mo
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im not sure but i thought on was for sale at dixie gas last year. maybe bbq chicken can remember


Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris
Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932] #161266
Sun Nov 22 2009 05:28 PM
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Warsaw,Il.62379
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I got a price together on making plastic tops and I think it could be done for a lesser amount that stated above but,it still would be pricey.

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