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Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question #165133
Tue Dec 15 2009 06:00 PM
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I have a 10-H pipe organ, looking at another one that owner told me doesn't have pipes on top as he describes "There were two types, farm use with no pipes like his and pipes for a city pump" His pump has the right lights, right notched out horizontal gallon stop and even the lower access door as seen in the book. It looks identical to the 10-H I have but did they come without pipes but everything else was the same?


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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS] #165136
Tue Dec 15 2009 06:06 PM
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No.
Why would there be Gallon stops w/o pipes ?

Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: Dick Bennett] #165138
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Tat is kind of what I am thinking. How would it operate?


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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS] #165139
Tue Dec 15 2009 06:12 PM
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It has the main pipe and the bent "U" shaped pipe so I think that it's just missing the pipes and the guy think it's a regular pump??? Book has a 10-H at 7500 I think that's a little high but I would buy if all there and no real rust for 2500-3000


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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS] #165181
Tue Dec 15 2009 11:54 PM
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If someone happened to save every piece of gas pump literature a question like this would be able to answer. Who knows what these pump companies did to sell their pump. There very well have been a "farm version."

But...

Keep in mind, farmers didn't buy gas pumps. Most were given to them by the local gas distributer, with the understanding that they would buy their gas from them. These pumps were usually used pumps coming from large cities that changed pumps every 3-4 years. That is why you will find a Shell pump in a area that never had a Shell distributor, they never even bothered to change the signs on the pumps when they were put on the farms.

I would really look at the pump, try and determine if anything was removed, then decide should I return it to the original 10-H or leave it as it is.

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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: Jack Sim] #165187
Wed Dec 16 2009 04:29 AM
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Thanks Jack. Once I get better pictures of what is there I will make a determination. Are the pipe organs difficult to find and do you stand by your approximation of value based on unique pipe-top style? Obviously all of the "good" pumps are getting harder to find. I would think that would assist in raising the values???


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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: SOUTHFLORIDAGAS] #165229
Wed Dec 16 2009 08:59 AM
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The book is Just a Guide, NOT a Kelly Blue Book.
Printed material doesn't change with the economy.
I understand the prices as Complete restorable condition.

Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: Dick Bennett] #165281
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Like anything else the more parts it's missing the less it's worth.
There is NO TELLING what you might find cobbled together from a pump co.
Pump mechanics did some weird stuff too.
There were some pump companies that only made cabinets,
they used others' guts.


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Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: jkyocom] #165289
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Before Jack wrote the first gaspump guide, the hobby was limited to only one other book by Scott Benjamin and Wayne Henderson. It was helpful but lacked a bunch of info. Jack stepped forward and with the help of several people in this hobby, determined a fair estimate of what this stuff is worth. We all know or should realize that this guide is only an educated guess on the part of a group of knowledgeable individuals. As Dick stated, the economy dictates values. This stuff is not of the same value as it was three or fours ago. In a lot of cases it is less. Jacks' guide is extreemly valuable to me but to consider it "THE" price guide....guaranteed, would be foolish. Experience is how you learn. The guides are only a tool.

Re: Pipe Organ or Not a pipe organ-That's the question [Re: gasmansgp] #165290
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Thanks guys for the input


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