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#158744 - Thu Nov 05 2009 12:40 PM Erie 71 glass top
coopwyo Offline
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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
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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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#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
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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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#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
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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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#159158 - Sun Nov 08 2009 06:31 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932]
petropumps Offline
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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
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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
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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 Online   content
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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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#159434 - Tue Nov 10 2009 04:08 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH]
oilmanpat Offline
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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
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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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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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#161288 - Sun Nov 22 2009 07:39 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...I was thinking glass - I would hope plastic would be a LOT cheaper...I don't know what people would pay for a plastic top...
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#161290 - Sun Nov 22 2009 07:51 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: gulfiend!]
coopwyo Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
I'll bet there is a whole bunch of people out there that need tops for an Eire pump. Has anyone ever taken a tally? From this thread alone, it looks like at least 3 people need them.

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#161301 - Sun Nov 22 2009 08:24 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
oilmanpat Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 18 2006
Loc: Warsaw,Il.62379
Unless I'm mistaken,a glass mold would be made of some kind of ceramic and would be a lot more expensive than your figure.

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#161307 - Sun Nov 22 2009 09:03 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat]
philmccauley Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
I need 2 of the tops.
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#161327 - Sun Nov 22 2009 10:04 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
Originally Posted By: oilmanpat
Unless I'm mistaken,a glass mold would be made of some kind of ceramic and would be a lot more expensive than your figure.


...I'll admit I have no idea, I just threw that figure out there - if someone who does know could post an actual breakdown of costs, I, for one, would find it very informative...I would imagine a lot of people would...
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#161366 - Mon Nov 23 2009 08:17 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
LOU-57 Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 15 2007
Loc: New York
Does anybody have any idea what a metal top would bring ? I have a rough Erie with the metal top and was thinking of parting it out . Thanks Lou

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#161372 - Mon Nov 23 2009 09:28 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: LOU-57]
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
I think Classicfix from England on this forum is looking for a metal top. Contact him and see what he'd pay.

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#163206 - Fri Dec 04 2009 01:49 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Besides the glass top we also need the two little parts you see in the pictures. One is a door catch and the other is the rod that connects the little access door under the nozzle to the door latch system. We could probably make the little rod, but I'd rather have an original if possible. If you have either of these parts please let me know. We are still looking for the milk glass top for this pump -- please help!!! Thanks!


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erie 71 door catch.JPG

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#164214 - Thu Dec 10 2009 01:44 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
Classicfix Offline
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Registered: Mon Apr 27 2009
Loc: London, England
Hi

Yes I'm after a metal top and I believe there are others who need this part. If I am able to buy it I could have some copies made here.

e mail me direct at
greg@classicfix.co.uk

Thanks

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#169895 - Wed Jan 13 2010 09:48 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: Classicfix]
coopwyo Offline
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Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
If anyone going to the Columbia, Missouri, "It's a Gas!" show comes across a milk glass top for an Erie 71 pump, please let me know -- I'll pay top dollar. Thanks.
Chris

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#194536 - Thu Jul 15 2010 05:00 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
I thought I'd try this post again since it has been a while. If anyone has, knows of, heard of, imagined, etc. a milk glass top for our ERIE 71 pump, I'd sure like to try and aquire it. I figured with Iowa Gas coming up, maybe one might come out of the woodwork somewhere. School starts in about another month (yeesh!) and I would so love to surprise my class with a top.

The kids and I have "settled" for a Sinclair HC globe for the pump right now, but the town council would still really like to have the milk glass top that was originally on this pump.

Also, for me personally, if anyone has one of the ERIE script emblems off of an ERIE 843 pump laying around, I'd be interested in purchasing it.

Thanks again for all the advice, help, and well wishes on our pumpb project.
Chris

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#333996 - Sun Jun 17 2012 09:38 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
manothebus Offline
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Registered: Mon May 16 2011
Loc: Marietta, PA
Anyone still looking for one of these glass tops? I may be able to get one that I could sell for $1500 plus shipping. If interested pm me.

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#333998 - Sun Jun 17 2012 09:41 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: manothebus]
dundign Online   cool
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Nov 20 2008
Loc: El Cajon,Calif, USA
Pm sent

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#334000 - Sun Jun 17 2012 09:44 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: manothebus]
K W FRITH Online   content
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Check out the post above and get that sucker into the hands of that Wyoming shop class! They have put a lot of time into their pump restoration and they deserve a good glass top.
Send them a PM and get the ball rolling!
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Specializing in old Gas Pumps
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#334002 - Sun Jun 17 2012 09:53 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Looks like Tom is back.
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#334006 - Sun Jun 17 2012 09:57 AM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH]
hancock-oil Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 27 2008
Loc: San Jose Ca us
I agree with Kevin that shop class and Town Needs that top they started this Topic in 09!! Jim
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#334041 - Sun Jun 17 2012 01:29 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: hancock-oil]
manothebus Offline
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Registered: Mon May 16 2011
Loc: Marietta, PA
Sorry to those who messaged me but the original poster got back first and the top is now sold. At least those kids will now be able to see they're project completed.

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#334044 - Sun Jun 17 2012 01:38 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: manothebus]
coopwyo Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Apr 09 2008
Loc: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Thanks a million guys! Thanks for steering the seller our way -- it looks like after 4 years we may get this thing done and done right!

I can't thank Manothebus enough for selling us the top!

I'm going to keep the glass top top seceret until the big unveil and blow everyone away! They all know about the reproduction top that we got from Dwaine Buck and are expecting it to be on the completed pump. This is going to be awesome!

Thanks again -- what an amazing and unexpected surprise!
Chris

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#334046 - Sun Jun 17 2012 01:46 PM Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo]
Dave's Garage Offline
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Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
I'm also glad that the Town and School got it.

I find it hard to believe that anyone else would even attempt to buy it from underneath the original poster. Some people have "NO CLASS".

I hope the only reason the other pm`s were sent, were offers to buy it and donate it to the Town and School.



Edited by Dave's Garage (Sun Jun 17 2012 02:06 PM)
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