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#588431 - Thu Dec 25 2014 01:00 PM Buried Treasure...need help identifying...
zegret Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 11 2012
Loc: NM
Hello All!

I'm new to collecting and have been trying to locate a pump or two to go in my garage with my classic cars. I got a lead on an old junk pile and went and did some digging.

I did get lucky and found some parts sticking out of the ground. After a bit of digging, I was able to find at least two pumps and several front panels, it appears. Weather rolled in, so I was only able to get the panels on the first trip, so I'll go back for the pumps next time.

Anyway, I need help identifying what pumps these panels go to. Any assistance e would be appreciated!



Edited by zegret (Thu Dec 25 2014 01:06 PM)

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#588435 - Thu Dec 25 2014 01:07 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: advertologist]
zegret Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 11 2012
Loc: NM
Image fixed! Trying to learn the forums too! Thanks for the assist Randy!

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#588436 - Thu Dec 25 2014 01:08 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: advertologist]
philmccauley Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Thu Jul 26 2001
Loc: Bardstown, KY USA
Tall Tokheim 39 on the left, others are Bowser 585
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Thanks, Phil
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Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.

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#588441 - Thu Dec 25 2014 02:03 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: philmccauley]
zegret Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 11 2012
Loc: NM
Thanks Phil! Looking forward to seeing what else is out there. Hopefully there is enough to salvage an example if each pump.

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#588443 - Thu Dec 25 2014 02:28 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret]
Keystone Gas Man Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Jun 04 2011
Loc: Parkersburg, WV 26101
That's is so cool...Keep posting pics of what ya find.
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Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian

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#588456 - Thu Dec 25 2014 05:10 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: Keystone Gas Man]
47reo-travis Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Dec 18 2011
Loc: Fredericktown Missouri
Yes keep digging. Bowsers may have been Phillips with decals ,but maybe there are pump plates from other brands that were discarded and buried . Good luck!
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I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.

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#588468 - Thu Dec 25 2014 06:25 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: 47reo-travis]
zegret Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 11 2012
Loc: NM
Yeah the Bowsers were definitely Phillips decals. I looked at them yesterday, and now that they are in climate controlled environment, the decals and top layers of paint are just falling off. It appears they were repainted at least twice, and that is what is peeling off.

I did also find a Bowser face plate buried in the ground as I was trying to get the panels up. Originally I thought it was just the Tokheim and the two other front panels. But as I dug deeper, two more appeared, along with the face plate.

Can't wait to go back and see what else is there as I try to retrieve the pumps.

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#588469 - Thu Dec 25 2014 06:31 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret]
zegret Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Sep 11 2012
Loc: NM
Oh, here is a photo of the spot undisturbed. The exposed face plate is the Tokheim, and you can see the small pieces of exposed steel from the three front panels. They were much bigger than I expected, given the mostly exposed example I started with.

Never had so much fun digging in the ground, waiting to see what condition everything was in!


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#588500 - Thu Dec 25 2014 10:23 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret]
texacokie Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Jun 19 2011
Loc: Oklahoma
That is so cool!
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I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.

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#588546 - Fri Dec 26 2014 10:30 AM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: texacokie]
pickurt Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2013
Loc: Northern California
Fun times. I would find it hard to leave.




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#588636 - Fri Dec 26 2014 09:14 PM Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: pickurt]
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Mar 12 2006
Loc: The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Great find. It's one you will never forget

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