Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Buried Treasure...need help identifying... #588431
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:00 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Z
zegret Offline OP
Member
zegret  Offline OP
Member
Z
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
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!


Last edited by zegret; Thu Dec 25 2014 12:06 PM.
Value Questions and Showcase forums

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: advertologist] #588435
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:07 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Z
zegret Offline OP
Member
zegret  Offline OP
Member
Z
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Image fixed! Trying to learn the forums too! Thanks for the assist Randy!

Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: advertologist] #588436
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:08 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 12:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,969
Bardstown, KY USA
philmccauley Offline
Veteran Member
philmccauley  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 3,969
Bardstown, KY USA
Tall Tokheim 39 on the left, others are Bowser 585


Thanks, Phil
_________________________________________________
Looking for any old pumps, or nice 5 gallon cans.
Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: philmccauley] #588441
Thu Dec 25 2014 01:03 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 01:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Z
zegret Offline OP
Member
zegret  Offline OP
Member
Z
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Thanks Phil! Looking forward to seeing what else is out there. Hopefully there is enough to salvage an example if each pump.

Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret] #588443
Thu Dec 25 2014 01:28 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 01:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Keystone Gas Man Offline
Veteran Member
Keystone Gas Man  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,369
Parkersburg, WV 26101
That's is so cool...Keep posting pics of what ya find.


Looking for Keystone,Pure,Sinclair,Texaco,Sterling and Gulf...Thanks, Brian
Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: Keystone Gas Man] #588456
Thu Dec 25 2014 04:10 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 04:10 PM
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,385
Fredericktown Missouri
47reo-travis Offline
Veteran Member
47reo-travis  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,385
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!


I like SINCLAIR and old American made stuff ... No china items.
Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: 47reo-travis] #588468
Thu Dec 25 2014 05:25 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 05:25 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Z
zegret Offline OP
Member
zegret  Offline OP
Member
Z
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
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.

Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret] #588469
Thu Dec 25 2014 05:31 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 05:31 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
NM
Z
zegret Offline OP
Member
zegret  Offline OP
Member
Z
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10
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!


Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: zegret] #588500
Thu Dec 25 2014 09:23 PM
Thu Dec 25 2014 09:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,818
Oklahoma
texacokie Offline
Veteran Member
texacokie  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,818
Oklahoma
That is so cool!


I am always looking for anything Texaco or Oklahoma oil and gas company's, also I am a newbie at seeking globes.
Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: texacokie] #588546
Fri Dec 26 2014 09:30 AM
Fri Dec 26 2014 09:30 AM
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,159
Northern California
pickurt Offline
Veteran Member
pickurt  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 1,159
Northern California
Fun times. I would find it hard to leave.




________________
Kurt

Re: Buried Treasure...need help identifying... [Re: pickurt] #588636
Fri Dec 26 2014 08:14 PM
Fri Dec 26 2014 08:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 555
The Hawkeye State, Iowa
racecop Offline
Petro Enthusiast
racecop  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 555
The Hawkeye State, Iowa
Great find. It's one you will never forget


Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog8 

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2018 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.021s Queries: 14 (0.005s) Memory: 1.8750 MB (Peak: 2.0008 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-07-21 02:27:56 UTC