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Erie 71 glass top #158744
Thu Nov 05 2009 11:40 AM
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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
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x2!

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: badgas] #158770
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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
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$2500 eek eek


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: gasoildude] #158972
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What would one of these tops actually be worth ? Matt

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: mattthegasman] #159003
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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
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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
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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.


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932] #159158
Sun Nov 08 2009 05:31 PM
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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
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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
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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...


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #159407
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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
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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
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im not sure but i thought on was for sale at dixie gas last year. maybe bbq chicken can remember


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: s932] #161266
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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.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat] #161288
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...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...


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: gulfiend!] #161290
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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.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #161301
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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.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat] #161307
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I need 2 of the tops.


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: oilmanpat] #161327
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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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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #161366
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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

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: LOU-57] #161372
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I think Classicfix from England on this forum is looking for a metal top. Contact him and see what he'd pay.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #163206
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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!

erie 71 door catch.JPGerie 71 door rod.JPG
Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #164214
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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

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: Classicfix] #169895
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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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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

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #333996
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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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Pm sent

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: manothebus] #334000
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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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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH] #334002
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Looks like Tom is back.


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: K W FRITH] #334006
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I agree with Kevin that shop class and Town Needs that top they started this Topic in 09!! Jim


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Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: hancock-oil] #334041
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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.

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: manothebus] #334044
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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

Re: Erie 71 glass top [Re: coopwyo] #334046
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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.


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