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#159789 - Fri Nov 13 2009 01:15 AM Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions
badgas Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
While in my daily travels around the San Francisco peninsula for my work, I stumbled upon what I believe is an oil pump pictured below. Not sure if it is complete or not. I couldn't find any markings on it. The shop owner might be interested in selling it, although he wasn't available at the time when I was at his body shop. I'll try him later. However, before I do, I'd like to know the circa of this pump, what kind/brand is it and any approximate value? I'd like to make him an offer. It's very heavy and still bolted down to the cement floor.

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#159794 - Fri Nov 13 2009 06:48 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: badgas]
Craig Osbeck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
It is a Boyle Dayton Lubo 106 pump that was filled with different oils and used either on an gas pump Island or in the garage. Book dates this 1926. Also has a book value which is sometimes very high or in the ballpark of $8,000. I know it is a cat and mouse game when it comes to buying something that the owner doesn't know what it is worth. When offering a high price just gets sometimes an automatic turn down for then the person just starts thinking what is this really worth. My best results are say a prayer and ask what they may want or what they think the value is and be honest with your intentions. Tough call especially with an item with such value as this Sometimes giving more and having each party happy makes for more items and better relations in the furture.
Just a thought
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#159812 - Fri Nov 13 2009 09:12 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: Craig Osbeck]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Thank you for that info. Did you obtain the info from Jack's book? I didn't look in it, because I didn't hink that it would be there.

Besides missing a few of oil tags, is missing a cover that should go over the oil cylinder area?

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#159822 - Fri Nov 13 2009 10:12 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: badgas]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
The lower portion of that pump, should slide up to close it. The chains are attatched to counterweights to help it up. It looks like a torpedo when its closed.
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#159824 - Fri Nov 13 2009 10:38 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: Thunder II]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
That is a great find. Craig is correct on the info. You would fill oil bottles with it. Just ask him what he wants for it & go from there. Very nice smile
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#159835 - Fri Nov 13 2009 11:08 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: gasoildude]
chadrock00 Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 11 2005
Loc: Warsaw, Illinois
I always say "How does $$$ sound?" Some how I justify it in my brain that both ends of the deal are happy, even though I'm probably happier.

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#159879 - Fri Nov 13 2009 07:28 PM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: badgas]
vintagecar Offline
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Registered: Mon Mar 01 2004
Loc: White House, TN, USA
What a find! That is one really cool piece. does anyone have a pic of what it looks like in original paint? Looks like it hasn;t been used in along time, and with trashon it and around it, might be in the way...or the flip side is he kept it because he knows it's worth something. I agree, ask him what he wants for it.
I found a couple gas station island lights from the 30's, and called and asked the guy what he wanted. Said it wasn;t for sale, but then asked what I would give. I knew what they were worth, and went about half of that...he said no and now they are gone. I wonder if I gave him intention to remove and sell them... cat mouse game for sure.

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#159884 - Fri Nov 13 2009 08:06 PM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: vintagecar]
badgas Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 15 2006
Loc: San Jose, CA
Couple more teasers for you...





Edited by badgas (Fri Nov 13 2009 08:06 PM)

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#159898 - Sat Nov 14 2009 12:38 AM Re: Another one of those "What is it/worth?" questions [Re: badgas]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Vintage car:

If you look on pages 112 & 113 of my Gas Pump Identification book you will see two pictures of it in its original paint.

If you don't have a copy of my book just go to:
www.petrocollect.com

Or...you can go to my website at: http://www.petrolianacollectibles.com/gas%20pump%20literature.htm

Click on Boyle-Dayton and see a picture free.

The largest website devoted to this hobby, over 5000 images posted.

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