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POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store #254974
Wed May 18 2011 11:20 AM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Any pumps that are "Referred to as" Pre-Visible [stroke]/General Store use.

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Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett] #254982
Wed May 18 2011 01:25 PM
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Sales Sample of Bowser 41 w/ tank

Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett] #255134
Thu May 19 2011 11:09 AM
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richmond , Virginia
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Dick, uh what did you do with the tank I sent ? Ed Shaver


see ya on the road folks !
Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: eshaver] #255157
Thu May 19 2011 03:28 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Filled w/ sand [per EPA!] & mounted the other Bowser 41 Sales Sample on it.

Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett] #255167
Thu May 19 2011 04:42 PM
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DB,

In your sales sample photo:

Is that what the tanks would have looked like underground, and that you could indeed have two different types of gas when the pumps were really close on an island in the way early days? Or were the early tanks those concrete floaters (popped out of the ground because they were empty) that someone posted a while back

Someone had mentioned back in December, that it would also not be unusual in rural stations for the same gas to be sold as two different products. The example was premium being labeled as 'permium' and 'regular.' I understand that the distributers would not have allowed regular, however the be sold as 'premium.'

So which is correct, or could the tanks have been either metal or concrete? Or did the concrete 'boxes' hold one or more metal tanks?

If that is a tank, it's smaller than I expected. I guess folks didn't use their cars back then as much as we do now.

Thanks for any info! : )

Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Nicole] #255185
Thu May 19 2011 05:53 PM
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Never heard of tanks being anything other than steel until they switch over to Fiberglass.

Tank above in Sample could be ordered w/ any size needed/wanted.

Wouldn't surprise me if Regular was sold as a higher grade a few times, because delivery guy made a mistake & filled the wrong tank. But can't see it happening on a regular basis as I'm sure the fine would be expensive, then as now.

Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett] #255224
Thu May 19 2011 07:40 PM
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Here's a Bowser Mod.101


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Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com] #255631
Sun May 22 2011 07:50 PM
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At Turlock Swap Meet This Jan.

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Mike
Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: strnge] #255633
Sun May 22 2011 07:58 PM
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This G & B was with my Bowser 318 I got a couple of years ago. It was a package deal.

(Free! I had to take both with me because the lady did not want either of them on her property any longer. She was getting in to her car, while in the garage and snagged the G & B with her purse. It fell on to her car causing a huge dent. The pumps were her late husbands.)

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Mike
Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: strnge] #255725
Mon May 23 2011 04:50 PM
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Down in Mississippi
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Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett] #256040
Wed May 25 2011 04:00 PM
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The Hawkeye State, Iowa
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This is a Milwaukee Tank Works pump I got from my Grandpa and it was restored by my Brother. You can set it for 1 quart, 1 pint or 1/2 pint.

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Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: racecop] #256054
Wed May 25 2011 05:07 PM
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Antioch,IL
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trahern pump.model unknown


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Looking for gas,oil related clocks,especially neon and spinners .clock repair available. Mick
Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oldnfuelish] #256895
Mon May 30 2011 10:51 PM
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Visalia,Ca
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Heres one I've had for years...Frank

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I collect anything Hyvis oils
Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: frankpl] #256926
Tue May 31 2011 08:51 AM
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Here's another Bowser Mod.101 with visible attachment.



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Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com] #256934
Tue May 31 2011 09:47 AM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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