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Blackmer pump Question #159746
Thu Nov 12 2009 07:23 PM
Thu Nov 12 2009 07:23 PM
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Janesville, Mn. 56048
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I am Posting this Question along with Pictures for Roger Loupias.

Here is Roger Question.......

"A good friend gave this to me today and of course I know just a little about it. I looked in my Sim book and he has just one image of the Blackmer pump. He list it as a( Big Boy) 1927 but its not my model. I googled the maker and got no images only that Robert Blackmer was the creator of the first vane pump like this one back in the 1880's and is still making pumps today. Anyone with an idea of the circa would be appreciated and or some triva. I know the pump handle seems to move the impeller and you have to rotate the brass nozzle on top, a half turn to remove it from the Y fitting..................Thanks, Roger "







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Re: Blackmer pump Question [Re: Esse's Garage] #159777
Thu Nov 12 2009 09:23 PM
Thu Nov 12 2009 09:23 PM
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You have an example of the Blackmer Rotary pump. They started making them in 1903. These pumps were used to pump both gasoline and oils, even paint and varnish. They were also used to pump water from underground gas tanks.
I have a 1928 Blackmer catalog, and none of them have a meter on them, so I would say your pump was made after that date.
Without looking this up, I believe I remember that Blackmer also made pumps for visible pumps.
My catalog shows about 50 Rotary pumps, but only five of them are small, most are large commercial pumps.
One more thing, in 1931 Blackmer pumps were used by the U.S. Government at Wright Field and the Fairfield Depot, outside Dayton, to fuel all the 672 Army planes parked there.

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Re: Blackmer pump Question [Re: Jack Sim] #159787
Thu Nov 12 2009 11:21 PM
Thu Nov 12 2009 11:21 PM
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Reno, Nevada
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Thank you, I got a better idea now what I might have. I intend to restore this and my question now is , do these have any more value or demand as far as collectors go. How would you rate this item as far as desireable? Thanks for your thoughts. Roger

Re: Blackmer pump Question [Re: Roger Loupias] #159827
Fri Nov 13 2009 09:50 AM
Fri Nov 13 2009 09:50 AM
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Just my opinion from what I have seen there are few people that collect these styles of pumps. I like them personally since they are so simple & practical smile


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Re: Blackmer pump Question [Re: gasoildude] #159899
Fri Nov 13 2009 11:45 PM
Fri Nov 13 2009 11:45 PM
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Just my opinion, but I wouldn't waste my money or time restoring this. There are too many much more desirable (as you asked) things out there that deserve being restored than this.

I have repeated this 100s of times.

Restore a Wayne 60, put it in front of your garage, a friend comes over and says "What a great looking gas pump."

Restore this Blackmer, put it in front of your garage, a friend comes over and says "What is that out in front of your garage?"

As Gasoildude says: "Just my opinion."

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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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