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#689663 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:03 PM POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
For this month, I have decided to do the Erie 70 family of pumps. Since the Erie 70, 71, 80, and 90 are all very similar pumps; this month will include all of this family of pump. I have personally always thought that these styles of pumps were one of the most unique designs. These pumps came with an optional glass top on the pump, which if an original can be found, they are pricey. What a cool pump! Please share what you have everyone!

-Erie 70: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top
-Erie 71: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top and optional ad glass doors
-Erie 80: 1936. Clockface pump with optional glass top
-Erie 81: 1936. Clockface pump, same as 80 but with ad glass panels
-Erie 90G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top
-Erie 91G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top and ad glass panel
-Erie 90: 1938. Computer pump with optional glass top and ad glass panels

Credit the above info to Jack Sim and his book.
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#689664 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:05 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Here is my brothers Erie 70 and my Erie 71 which is missing the metal top and one sight glass. Notice my Erie 71 has the optional ad glass doors and my brothers Erie 70 has the standard doors. They are super heavy pumps!


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Edited by bsplichal95 (Sat Jul 01 2017 07:08 PM)
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#689665 - Sat Jul 01 2017 07:07 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
bsplichal95 Offline
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Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
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#689707 - Sun Jul 02 2017 12:49 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
This one has a top piece for a station lighter, been looking for station light piece for the last 20 years.


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Edited by Done4 (Sun Jul 02 2017 03:23 PM)
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#689717 - Sun Jul 02 2017 05:56 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
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Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Well, I wasn't going to unveil my 70 until it was completely finished but to support this thread I thought I would give you all a preview. The first pics are as found before loading it up a few years ago. It was mostly complete but had the block off plates on the top so evidently it had not had a dome top on it, only a globe. It is 75% restored now but I need to stay at home long enough to assemble it so I will post some complete pics when that day comes, in a few weeks hopefully. It will be done in Skelly Aromax and with the original glass dome top I was fortunate enough to find a few months ago. I had just purchased a repro plastic one from Paul Bell a few weeks before this one turned up! That's always the way it goes for me. The Skelly die cut letters on the top are something that Paul and I have talked about for a while now and has been discussed on here in a few threads. You can look them up to see the details on this but Paul hasn't got around to making any of them to sell the last time we talked. I had my set custom cut and mounted them myself. I think they look pretty good for a first attempt at making them. I can give more details if anyone is interested. This series of pumps has always been a favorite of mine. They aren't super rare but the Art Deco style pumps just look cool in any configuration. I hope we get some good participation this month on this series as I still have a question or two on some things peculiar to this model....GB


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#689721 - Sun Jul 02 2017 07:55 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
MATT ALVAREZ Online   content
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Wow, that looks awesome. Can`t wait to see it finished.
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#689747 - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:18 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
Here is my 71. Love this pump.


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#689748 - Sun Jul 02 2017 10:18 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Big Block Cat Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 25 2011
Loc: Placerville,CA
Here is my erie 80. It's now outfitted with Shell premium decals. These are one of my favorite pumps.

Gary that skelly pump is going to look great!


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Edited by Big Block Cat (Sun Jul 02 2017 10:24 PM)
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#689753 - Sun Jul 02 2017 11:00 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
MATT ALVAREZ Online   content
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Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is my Erie 70. I was able to purchase it from Anthony a few years ago. It has a Paul Bell top on it. They are nice tops. They look just like an original.

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#689771 - Mon Jul 03 2017 08:45 AM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Hardy's Garage Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 30 2004
Loc: Victor, NY, 14564
Here are pictures of two of my Erie 70 pumps. Great job with the thread Braden!


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#689786 - Mon Jul 03 2017 06:12 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Craig Osbeck Online   content
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Registered: Tue Jan 06 2009
Loc: Portland Oregon
Great looking Skelly pump there.
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#689861 - Tue Jul 04 2017 09:27 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
MATT ALVAREZ Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here are some Shell Erie`s. Notice the one on the end has a very rare Shell Ethyl pump plate.

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#689869 - Wed Jul 05 2017 07:23 AM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
nochevys Offline
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Registered: Sat May 15 2004
Loc: Sherrill NY
Here is my Erie 80


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#689886 - Wed Jul 05 2017 11:54 AM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Rabbitman Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Missouri,USA
Since most of the pumps posted so far are like mine was and don't have door glass I'm going to ask the question....Did this series not use a door glass to cover the faceplate or was it just not trimmed so that it was that noticeable? I never really gave it much thought until getting close to assembling mine and then it dawned on me that very few, if any, that I've seen had glass in the door. I can see the trim and glass in the picture of Anthony's clockface pump but the only thing visible in any of the others is maybe rubber trim in the picture of the trio that Matt posted. Were they all supposed to use the same trim and glass as the clockface version or what?....GB

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#689887 - Wed Jul 05 2017 12:13 PM Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95]
Done4 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
I had a 70 years ago that had the glass behind the face plate and the porcelain was in front exposed to the elements. Not sure if that was an owner being creative or if it actualIy was designed like that. I will have to check mine because I can't remember exactly how the glass would be held on my 70.
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