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Newbie here #684463
Tue Apr 11 2017 07:27 PM
Tue Apr 11 2017 07:27 PM
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Washington State USA
Ironalley Offline OP
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Hi all been looking at your site and looks like a great place to get and give information on our journey of bringing the past back to life.
I'm here in Wa. and been farming here most of my life, so been finding some great treasures in the canyons and hid behind old buildings. I had my eye on this old gas pump since I was 15, at the neighbors farm next to us, the farm sold and they tore the old house down but left the old wooden shop that the pump was next to and used it to pump diesel for the tractors. So my life went on and 40 years go by and the old pump stands it ground pumping over them years. I ask the owner if he'd part with it but he's still using it.
So a year ago I mentioned it again and he said yea its getting old and hard to prime when they go to use it. So he replaced it and mentioned to me his son wanted it so I'm out of luck I thought, then I run in to him again last week and asked him again, he said he guess his son wasn't that interested and told me to go get it. Happy me after all those years and what I can't believe is that with it being located right next to the canal and no house nearby it wasn't vandalized or stolen. So l went with my pickup, and still wasn't sure what type of pump it was or brand. So it's a 1935 Tokheim model 34. Its all complete except the inspection cover is missing and was full of bird nests, dead birds and poop lol
Any way nice to know you all!

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Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684477
Tue Apr 11 2017 10:35 PM
Tue Apr 11 2017 10:35 PM
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Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
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Welcome to Oldgas.com!

Nice pump and an interesting personal connection with it. It will always hold a special place in your collection.


Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.
Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684478
Tue Apr 11 2017 11:22 PM
Tue Apr 11 2017 11:22 PM
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Near Tracy Rock
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Welcome to OldGas....... always nice to see members from the dry side of the state on here.

Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684482
Wed Apr 12 2017 05:40 AM
Wed Apr 12 2017 05:40 AM
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So. Ca.
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welcome aboard .. ... cool


RANDY
Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684484
Wed Apr 12 2017 06:52 AM
Wed Apr 12 2017 06:52 AM
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Plano TX
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Welcome to Oldgas. Good story on the years long hunt and happy ending!


Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.
Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684489
Wed Apr 12 2017 07:39 AM
Wed Apr 12 2017 07:39 AM
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Northern California
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Welcome.

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Re: Newbie here [Re: pickurt] #684534
Wed Apr 12 2017 05:53 PM
Wed Apr 12 2017 05:53 PM
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Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
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Welcome. Great first pump.

Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684537
Wed Apr 12 2017 07:09 PM
Wed Apr 12 2017 07:09 PM
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Hays, Kansas
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Welcome to OldGas! What a great pump!


Braden Splichal

Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684553
Wed Apr 12 2017 09:47 PM
Wed Apr 12 2017 09:47 PM
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Washington State USA
Ironalley Offline OP
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Thks All! for the grand welcome.

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Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684574
Thu Apr 13 2017 07:08 AM
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Hays, Kansas
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Love the 34!! Wow!


Braden Splichal

Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley] #684576
Thu Apr 13 2017 08:20 AM
Thu Apr 13 2017 08:20 AM
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
Good story. Glad your years of persistence paid off for you and the price was right! Enjoy the pump and welcome to Oldgas.

BrianH


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