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#160944 - Fri Nov 20 2009 08:09 AM New guy with a couple questions
JimM Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: New Jersey
Hi Folks, I am new here at this site, and have a couple questions. I have a few items from my Dads gas station he had back in the 60's. But, I will only ask one at a time to help avoid confusion.

First, I just re-acquired my Dads old Grease Gun. I read Lincoln Engineering (Yes, I see they are still in business) on the gun handle, but that is all I know about it. What I would like to know is...

What year this was made?

What colors is is supposed to be? (I see the "can" is red and the base is black but has white on the top too, Repainted maybe?)

Any info is appreciated!

Jim

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f163/Jims68/JimsGreaseGun1.jpg


Edited by JimM (Fri Nov 20 2009 08:15 AM)
Edit Reason: Picture location

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#160945 - Fri Nov 20 2009 08:19 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: JimM]
MetroPetro Offline
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Registered: Fri Mar 25 2005
Loc: North Jersey
Jim, welcome to Oldgas from another Jersey guy.
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#160946 - Fri Nov 20 2009 08:21 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: MetroPetro]
Ryan Underthun Online   content
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Hi Jim,

I cant help you with the information you are looking for, but welcome to OldGas!

Ryan
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FREEDOM oil items wanted.


visit my website for original gas pumps and parts

www.thepumpdump.com

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#160952 - Fri Nov 20 2009 08:45 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: Ryan Underthun]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Welcome to Old Gas Jim smile
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Wanted Owens Motor Oil & Mobiloil Gargoyle.
Brad Ralston & my website is
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#161010 - Fri Nov 20 2009 05:37 PM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: gasoildude]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have a large catalog, actually it is one foot tall of small catalogs of a ton of stuff made by Lincoln. I would rather not go page by page to look for your unit, I would prefer you find a model number on the unit, this will make my search easier.

Jack Sim
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#161101 - Sat Nov 21 2009 11:00 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: Jack Sim]
JimM Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Jack Sim
I have a large catalog, actually it is one foot tall of small catalogs of a ton of stuff made by Lincoln. I would rather not go page by page to look for your unit, I would prefer you find a model number on the unit, this will make my search easier.

Jack Sim


Thanks for the replies and welcomes!!

I will look for a model number. Do you have any idea on where it may be located? IF not, I will need to wipe it down really good as it has that shop dirt and grease on it from many years of sitting around.

Jim

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#161135 - Sat Nov 21 2009 04:38 PM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: JimM]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I would look for an ID tag.

Jack
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Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#161217 - Sun Nov 22 2009 10:53 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: Jack Sim]
JimM Offline
Member

Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: New Jersey
I removed the "TOP BELL" (as I would call it) and found a metal tag on the pump unit. This is the number I found:

21406

Not sure if that is the number for the WHOLE grease gun unit, or just the actual pump unit part. This was the ONLY number/tag I found on the whole assembly.

Jim

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#161259 - Sun Nov 22 2009 05:02 PM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: JimM]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
Lincoln has been in business since the late 40s, they are about 3 miles from my house. I have a friend who works there and he said that their first product was a wheel balancer. My catalogs show 1000s of products, and they are from the 50s & 60s.

On my first attempt to identify the unit, I found about 10 models that are similiar, this one come the closest.

Your unit is probably the 917 and it was made in the late 50s to early 60s. From the bottom: black base, white cabinet with a red top, and a white tower. It had a Lincoln badge or decal about 6" below the red top.

Email me if you are interested in color sales literature or a service manual. jhsim@swbell.net

Jack Sim


Edited by Jack Sim (Sun Nov 22 2009 05:06 PM)
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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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#161564 - Tue Nov 24 2009 09:27 AM Re: New guy with a couple questions [Re: Jack Sim]
JimM Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 19 2009
Loc: New Jersey
Thanks for the info Jack!!

Jim

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