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#254974 - Wed May 18 2011 01:20 PM POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Any pumps that are "Referred to as" Pre-Visible [stroke]/General Store use.


Edited by Dick Bennett (Wed May 18 2011 03:14 PM)

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#254982 - Wed May 18 2011 03:25 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Sales Sample of Bowser 41 w/ tank

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#255134 - Thu May 19 2011 01:09 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett]
eshaver Offline
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Registered: Mon Sep 29 2008
Loc: richmond , Virginia
Dick, uh what did you do with the tank I sent ? Ed Shaver
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#255157 - Thu May 19 2011 05:28 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: eshaver]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Filled w/ sand [per EPA!] & mounted the other Bowser 41 Sales Sample on it.

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#255167 - Thu May 19 2011 06:42 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
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! : )

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#255185 - Thu May 19 2011 07:53 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Nicole]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.

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#255224 - Thu May 19 2011 09:40 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett]
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Here's a Bowser Mod.101


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#255631 - Sun May 22 2011 09:50 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.






At Turlock Swap Meet This Jan.


Edited by strnge (Sun May 22 2011 09:52 PM)
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#255633 - Sun May 22 2011 09:58 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: strnge]
strnge Offline
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Registered: Mon Oct 23 2006
Loc: U.S.A.


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.)


Edited by strnge (Sun May 22 2011 09:58 PM)
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#255725 - Mon May 23 2011 06:50 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: strnge]
bmclemore Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Aug 10 2008
Loc: Down in Mississippi
Tok 444
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#256040 - Wed May 25 2011 06:00 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: Dick Bennett]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
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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#256054 - Wed May 25 2011 07:07 PM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: racecop]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
trahern pump.model unknown



Edited by oldnfuelish (Wed May 25 2011 07:14 PM)
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#256895 - Tue May 31 2011 12:51 AM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oldnfuelish]
frankpl Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Sep 20 2001
Loc: Visalia,Ca
Heres one I've had for years...Frank

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#256926 - Tue May 31 2011 10:51 AM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: frankpl]
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Here's another Bowser Mod.101 with visible attachment.



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Don "oltoydoc" Sherwood
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com
(310)415-9562 Cel.
Vintage Gas

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#256934 - Tue May 31 2011 11:47 AM Re: POTM Pre-Visibles & General Store [Re: oltoydoc@vintagegas.com]
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...

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