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Company of choice for Pump Restoration #360222
Tue Oct 02 2012 11:11 PM
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I am just curious …

What is your take on what is the most popular company people have decided to restore their pumps after & continue doing so?

Gilmore? Polly?, …

Thanks,

Henrik

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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: henlovestoys] #360224
Tue Oct 02 2012 11:34 PM
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IMO, Texaco.... I think I've seen 10-20 Texaco to 1 Polly...

Closer to 30-40 Texaco to 1 Gilmore....


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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Bob Richards] #360225
Wed Oct 03 2012 12:11 AM
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Bob,

Thanks for the heads up! I totally forgot about TEXACO ...

Of course, a great choice!

BTW, when I checked & saw a REPLY, I had a feeling it was either you or "db". smile

Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: henlovestoys] #360228
Wed Oct 03 2012 12:29 AM
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Most sold and fasting selling pumps for me are Shell and Texaco.


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Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Dave's Garage] #360234
Wed Oct 03 2012 03:15 AM
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Severn, Maryland USA
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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: gasmansgp] #360243
Wed Oct 03 2012 05:08 AM
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Greeley Colorado
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I would have to agree, Texaco is the predominant pump I see and out of my collection there are 3 done as Texaco.


Always looking for Frontier and Beeline items.
Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Let er' Buck] #360245
Wed Oct 03 2012 05:12 AM
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In my area it's Texaco first & then Mobil. People like red.

Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Savinsam] #360261
Wed Oct 03 2012 06:43 AM
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Texaco without question here. Some Mobil but people love the red/white pumps.


Thanks
Mike

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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Mike M.] #360272
Wed Oct 03 2012 07:32 AM
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Around here it seems to have been Texaco first followed by maybe a tie between Mobil and Sinclair in the recent past.Maybe it's because we seem to turn up some nice Bennetts that look good in green and white.

Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Old Iron] #360274
Wed Oct 03 2012 07:55 AM
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They call it resale red- or for sure sale red. Texaco


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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Loyd Pierce] #360278
Wed Oct 03 2012 08:25 AM
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It's probably one of the reasons a lot of pumps left the factory red was it went with a lot of brands and all you would have to do is decal or pump plate it and add your globe/ad glass and the pump was ready.
Darin


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Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: DWSheffer] #360294
Wed Oct 03 2012 10:09 AM
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When I was restoring to resell in an antique store there was no question it was Texaco.
I think the non-collecting public who want one for their man cave or driveway want a brand they can still identify with, and of course Texaco fits the bill. Plus, although very common, the Fire Chief pump plate is large and very attractive. Lastly, resale red didn't get it's name for nothing.

Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: bppierce] #360317
Wed Oct 03 2012 12:26 PM
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Most all equipment having anything to do w/ Explosive/Flammable liquids are painted RED, Fire Extinguishers for putting out fires.
Just like Most Fire Trucks.

Re: Company of choice for Pump Restoration [Re: Dick Bennett] #360471
Wed Oct 03 2012 10:56 PM
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The first pump I ever sold at a swap meet (Iowa Gas in 1988) was a restored Wayne 60 display pump. It was just red and white, no decals or signs. Sold it for $1000 and that was a lot of money for a pump in 1988.

When I took restored ECOs to the fall Carlisle/Hershey meets, most of them were a combination of red and white. I had 4" decals the buyer could put on the meter and red and white would go great for Texaco, Mobil or Standard. Help sell alot of meters.

Jack Sim

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