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#158744 - Thu Nov 05 2009 12:40 PM Erie 71 glass top
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
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!

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#158749 - Thu Nov 05 2009 02:36 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
badgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
x2!

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#158770 - Thu Nov 05 2009 07:01 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: badgas]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
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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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#158803 - Thu Nov 05 2009 09:23 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: philmccauley]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
$2500 eek eek
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#158972 - Sat Nov 07 2009 02:44 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: gasoildude]
mattthegasman Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Jan 30 2008
Loc: Pennsylvania
What would one of these tops actually be worth ? Matt

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#159003 - Sat Nov 07 2009 07:07 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: mattthegasman]
s932 Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
I think and i could be wrong 1100 to 1400
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
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#159004 - Sat Nov 07 2009 07:21 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
$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
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#159008 - Sat Nov 07 2009 07:39 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: T-way]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
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.
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#159158 - Sun Nov 08 2009 06:31 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932]
petropumps Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Aug 07 2004
Loc: Oregon
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.

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#159402 - Tue Nov 10 2009 09:58 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: petropumps]
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
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.

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#159403 - Tue Nov 10 2009 10:16 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
gulfiend! Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...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...
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#159407 - Tue Nov 10 2009 11:05 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
K W FRITH Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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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Everything Cities Service
Specializing in old Gas Pumps
kwfrith@gondtc.com
Cell#-701-739-6133

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#159434 - Tue Nov 10 2009 04:08 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH]
oilmanpat Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
Does anyone have a broken one that there is still more that 1/2 of it left?

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#159447 - Tue Nov 10 2009 05:40 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat]
s932 Offline
Company of the Month Host

Registered: Thu Jan 18 2007
Loc: cape girardeau. mo
im not sure but i thought on was for sale at dixie gas last year. maybe bbq chicken can remember
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Originals only for me. Always looking for Simpson oil, Super A, and MFA oil cans and globes.
Shawn Morris

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#161266 - Sun Nov 22 2009 06:28 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932]
oilmanpat Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
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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