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Tall bases used on ms 80 standard gas pumps #389566
Mon Jan 28 2013 02:24 AM
Mon Jan 28 2013 02:24 AM
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Fredericktown Missouri
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I have always wondered why they made some of the ms 80 standard co. gas pumps with a tall base and what purpose they had in mind by raising pumps taller?


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Re: Tall bases used on ms 80 standard gas pumps [Re: 47reo-travis] #389571
Mon Jan 28 2013 03:58 AM
Mon Jan 28 2013 03:58 AM
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Actually, you need to reverse yerself . Gasoline pumps for the most part were as tall as they were , ( six feet ) because the actual pump unit was within the cabinet . Now that changed when people like Red Seal were able to devise a way to make a submersible pump . That allowed pumps to become in the words of "Detroit " , lower, wider .

Martin and Swartz , then in Maryland was also responsible for actually doing some of the "Cut Down " pumps you saw from them in addition to their original M & S 80's . There were jobbers locally who also did these conversions on Tokiem 39's too. The Manufactured 39's made shorter were referred to as a Tokiem 39- L . Same went with Gilbarco who had just changed itself from being the Gilbert And Barker Pump company . Ed Shaver


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Re: Tall bases used on ms 80 standard gas pumps [Re: eshaver] #389625
Mon Jan 28 2013 09:20 AM
Mon Jan 28 2013 09:20 AM
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That some neat and interesting information , and I never realized that, but I have seen the Tokheim 39,s in short and long versions as well like you said. Greatly appreciated . Thanks Ed.


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Re: Tall bases used on ms 80 standard gas pumps [Re: 47reo-travis] #389649
Mon Jan 28 2013 11:51 AM
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Glad ta help............... Ed Shaver


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