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#256459 - Sat May 28 2011 11:47 AM 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time....
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Well I usually don't share too much unless it's worthy on here but this is a story to tell. Yesterday I was doing my normal everyday footwork in the papers, online, on the phone etc. I noticed an ad that was 3 days old. It was a pic of the bottom 1/2 of a pump. I didn't recognize it right away so I assumed it was pretty worthy right off the bat. Didn't have a price on the ad just some contact info. So I get in touch immediatly with them to see the asking price and at least a name brand so I could look it up in Jack's book. They told me it was a G&B. So it didnt take long to find it was a Gilbarco 67 that was restored years ago. Best of all it was 15 min down the street from my house. Took a quick hop over and I was on a ladder taking it apart within minutes. The couple told me the price as my jaw hit the floor but assured me they were willing to negotiate! I didn't have the heart to haggle with them....I assured them it would get a good home and paid the full asking price. I couldnt have had it painted for the price. It looks to be the version in Jack's book that has the outside gallon counters.. The gentlemen told me he actually has had a gas station in his family since the 20's. He was nice enough to show me around and I got to see some very cool pictures. Well I had to ask the origin of the pump as I always like to know where the items in my collection came from. So he tells me about 20 yrs ago or so he bought this pump from "Gas Pump Johnny"! What a small world. Well best pump find for me to date for sure...it needs a cylinder but is pretty complete other than that. I also bought another pump from them a pre visible that will look great outside. Did I mention the ad was 3 days old?!?! The gas pump gods were with me this week.

I've been wanting a visible for so long and was kinda bummed when I got it back to the garage and quickly realized it would only fit in the dead center of the wall and that's without the globe!


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#256460 - Sat May 28 2011 11:48 AM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: eric grinder]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
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#256466 - Sat May 28 2011 12:21 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: eric grinder]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Nice pump and great score. It looks good in your collection. How is the Erie coming along?
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#256469 - Sat May 28 2011 12:41 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
57tbirdkid Offline
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Registered: Tue May 04 2010
Loc: NY
Great Find!!!!
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#256472 - Sat May 28 2011 12:58 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: 57tbirdkid]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Matt, I've been so busy hunting down more stuff I dont have room for I havent had a chance to touch it...lol
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#256473 - Sat May 28 2011 01:06 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: eric grinder]
powerlube Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 26 2006
Loc: Parker, CO
What is that marine gas MS pump on display?
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#256476 - Sat May 28 2011 01:16 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: powerlube]
eric grinder Offline
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Registered: Fri May 21 2010
Loc: MA
Scott, it's a M&S 80 I found in NYC out of all places. It was part of an art studio apartment where the guy died and left his family everything. They couldnt give me any info at all. It had been restored at some point. The top on it looks legit to me. It has the metal frame rails front and back that are common on these tops. The lettering was painted over by someone??. I can see Marine gas underneath the white paint they used so I don't know what the deal with that is?? It may have been a custom thing that whoever restored it added to a plain top? And then it was retouched up at a later time. I just left it the way I got it.
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#256531 - Sat May 28 2011 10:33 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: eric grinder]
racecop Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Very cool!

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#257039 - Wed Jun 01 2011 11:13 AM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: racecop]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Nice going! Nicer story - I have to ask, I am also doing a visible and need to know, why are the gallon markers set to have the smaller numbers on top and the greater numbers on bottom? Sir Issac Newton and his nonsensical talk about gravity tells us that when the cylinder would fill with fuel it would go to the bottom and I figured that is where the smaller numbers would be. (non-intential hijacking of thread not intended)

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BIGTOM

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#257045 - Wed Jun 01 2011 11:35 AM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: BIGTOM]
KS 82 GT Offline
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Registered: Fri Apr 22 2011
Loc: Shawnee, KS
Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
Nice going! Nicer story - I have to ask, I am also doing a visible and need to know, why are the gallon markers set to have the smaller numbers on top and the greater numbers on bottom? Sir Issac Newton and his nonsensical talk about gravity tells us that when the cylinder would fill with fuel it would go to the bottom and I figured that is where the smaller numbers would be. (non-intential hijacking of thread not intended)

thanks

BIGTOM


They would fill the cylinder up to the '0' mark, then fill the tank. It would then show what was used. If you think about it, if the numbers went the other way you would then need to know exactly how much fuel was needed beforehand.

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#257047 - Wed Jun 01 2011 11:38 AM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: KS 82 GT]
BIGTOM Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 04 2011
Loc: Clay Center, KS
Originally Posted By: KS 82 GT
Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
Nice going! Nicer story - I have to ask, I am also doing a visible and need to know, why are the gallon markers set to have the smaller numbers on top and the greater numbers on bottom? Sir Issac Newton and his nonsensical talk about gravity tells us that when the cylinder would fill with fuel it would go to the bottom and I figured that is where the smaller numbers would be. (non-intential hijacking of thread not intended)

thanks

BIGTOM


They would fill the cylinder up to the '0' mark, then fill the tank. It would then show what was used. If you think about it, if the numbers went the other way you would then need to know exactly how much fuel was needed beforehand.


Makes sense. I had it figured totally different.

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#257113 - Wed Jun 01 2011 06:21 PM Re: 1st Visible..finally! Got very lucky this time.... [Re: BIGTOM]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I have seen a few pumps that had 1 set of indicators 0-10 & other set 10-0.
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