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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: gasoildude] #169097
Fri Jan 08 2010 10:10 AM
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I respect all of the answers to this topic as all of you are much more knowledgable than i am but did anyone actually just buy a quart of kerosene ?

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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: carzncoke] #169099
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you did in the depression!!!!


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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: jkyocom] #169100
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Even into the 50's a lot were still being used.
Most of this type were 1gal cylinders w/ a 10gal dial/counter.

Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Dick Bennett] #169108
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Kerosene stoves and heaters were used like db said into the mid 50s, even later in areas where electricity and natural gas lines hadn't been run. My family owned a "cottage" at the base of Mt. St. Helens our stove was kerosene. Used white gas in a pinch, but kerosene much, much safer.


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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Bob Richards] #169116
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WWII brought us out of the depression.
R.E.A didn't start untill after WWII.
Untill then, if you didn't live in town, or near a line, you didn't have power or gas lights.
Although there were liquid storage battery power systems for houses....
Kerosene lamps is what most used for illumination.
1 qt. will keep a few lamps burning for a while.
During the depression 1 qt may have been all you could afford to buy at the time.
I would imagine the R.E.A. took a while, the mid fifties would have only been 10(+ -) yrs into the project.


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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: jkyocom] #169117
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Never been to Vt., but would bet there are a lot of cabins that still use Kerosene heaters & stoves [maybe as a backup to propane].

Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Dick Bennett] #169120
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dust bowl + depression = may not be able to afford 1 qt. eek eek


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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: jkyocom] #169131
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These pump we are discussing were from 1905-1915, way before the depression. Up until around 1912 kerosene out sold gasoline, and kerosene main use was for lighting. G&B before they ever made a gas pump manufactured lamps that used gasoline, and at the time Standard Oil bought into G&B because of their large use of gasoline.
Take a look at page 307 of my Gas Pump Identification book, middle picture on bottom. Typical kerosene pump and typical can to carry the kerosene in back home. Many a kid during this time was sent up to the General Store with a can to get a qt. or gallon of kerosene. Customers supplied their own cans.

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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Jack Sim] #169132
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I have found several Lubsters that had kerosene in them.

Re: Question about this thing? [Re: chadrock00] #169138
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I saw an old ad in a magazine where it showed a little girl returning flour and telling the store owner that her mother said it smelled of kerosene.


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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: jkyocom] #169140
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That's why they should NOT be called "Lubsters."

Using this term only leads to confusion. Not one company ever called these lubsters, this is a term made up by some collector and picked up by just about everyone. They are dispensers, oil, kerosene, lindseed oil, molassas, etc.

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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Jack Sim] #169142
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I have to pay more attention next time but I recall that she did not turn the handle round and round. She cranked it and I believe the stops you can see on the "ratcheted" part of the pump stops it at a set measurement...I think a quart. I wonder how the State "Weights and Measure" guys certify that.
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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: zooman] #169148
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I think the "bulk dispensers",that's what I call mine,were inspected by the state for accuracy and then sealed by the inspector with a wire running through a hole in the stop and on through the set screw that would have to be loosened to move the stop in order to change it's position.That wire was sealed with a state lead stamped seal.So,aslong as that seal wire was intact,the customer was assured that the stop had not been tampered with.AT LEAST IN THEORY.

At least thats how all of my restored ones seem to have worked.

Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Old Iron] #169149
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Re: Question about this thing? [Re: Dick Bennett] #169174
Fri Jan 08 2010 09:46 PM
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DB, great pic and info,


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