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Been watching these pumps for twelve years........
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Been watching these pumps for twelve years........
I drove past this house in a little town called Waupun about twelve years ago. It was in the winter and I spotted a yellow and red gas pump behind the house. I stopped and backed up and saw two visibles next to it. There was a Tok 36B, an American Visible and a Mae West. I went up to the house and rang the bell and asked about the pumps. The lady was very nice, but said they were not for sale. I thanked her and left my card. I watched the pumps for two more years and decided to send them a letter showing my interest. The lady very kindly responded, but again said the pumps were not for sale. For the next ten years I sent them a Christmas card every year. Last week she called me and said "Are you still interested in the gas pumps?" Of course I said yes. The yard has grown up around the pumps, but there they were. The 36B had come from the Peters Oil Co. there in Waupun. I have a Wayne 40 that came from the same company many years ago. We also acquired an Air Whip I have never seen before. The pictures tell the rest of the story.

Before we cut a path:



After we cut a path:



Ready to roll out:



Unusual Air Whip




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Re: Been watching these pumps for twelve years........
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I love your story!!!! It pays to treat people nicely. The pumps look great! Nice going!

Rob

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Congrats, John... Not being pushy; worked out nicely, in the long run....


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Yes very long run on persistence John. Nice find(s).

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Love the Christmas card idea!!!


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Mike

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great story, awesome pumps !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That is a fantastic group of pumps and story John.

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Awesome! Nice pumps John.

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I ll bet the thrill was still just as great even after all those years

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Great air whip !


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Great items and better story. Congrats. Persistence paid off smile

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Rad!!


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Great story with a happy ending. Love how you handled the deal.


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Originally Posted By Signs&Neons
Great items and better story. Congrats. Persistence paid off smile


definitely did ... cool


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Neat story and thanks for the pictures . Glad you saved them.


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