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Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? #695343
Sun Sep 24 2017 12:17 PM
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Where do you guys get repro gas pump ID tags stamped/engraved? I took one for a Tokheim 39 to a local jewelry store but the engraving looks far too fancy for lack of a better word. I would like to find a place to just make it look close to how it was originally.

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Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695364
Sun Sep 24 2017 03:00 PM
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GO TO HARBOR FREIGHT AND BUY A NUMBER AND LETTER PUNCH SET.

Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695380
Sun Sep 24 2017 05:23 PM
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Let me add something to what gaspumpfrank said. After you purchase the set from HF, take the old ID tag and practice on it. Don't practice on the new tag.

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Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695382
Sun Sep 24 2017 05:26 PM
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I will do exactly that then. I have a HF just down the street

Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695397
Sun Sep 24 2017 06:04 PM
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I have used a trophy shop to engrave ID and data plates. They usually have a wide variety of type fonts (faces) and sizes available. Also, very reasonable, and a "factory look" end product. John

Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: Jolly-John] #695417
Mon Sep 25 2017 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted By Jolly-John
I have used a trophy shop to engrave ID and data plates. They usually have a wide variety of type fonts (faces) and sizes available. Also, very reasonable, and a "factory look" end product. John


I too have my ID plates done by a commercial name plate and sign engraver.


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Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695448
Mon Sep 25 2017 04:16 PM
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Thanks for the tips guys! I will see if there is a trophy shop around here and talk to them.

Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695536
Wed Sep 27 2017 01:25 AM
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I put a new Id tag one every completely restored ECO I sell. Initially I tried to stamp my own, but as I explained above, it took practice. Use an old tag, start stamping, observe how apart the stamps should be, also observe how to keep the letters/numbers on the same level. This is not rocket science, it doesn't matter where you practice on the old one, it won't take you long to find out you can replicate the original.

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We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.
Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695932
Mon Oct 02 2017 06:22 PM
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Like mentioned harbor freight sells a cheap set of stamps that work fine. Trick for me is to mount the plate on wood and then mount a wood strip over the face plate to act as a straight edge. I found my free hand stamping sucked...

Re: Reproduction Tag Stamping/Engraving? [Re: fatty] #695979
Tue Oct 03 2017 08:49 PM
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If anyone would like to have about 8-10 new ID tags that I screwed up trying to learn how to make them look nice, I will give them to you.
Yes, I started with a set of stamps from HF, after the above 8 ID tags I learned where to hold the stamp to keep it on the same line and how to make sure they were about the same distance apart.
Don't do what I did, practice on the old one, not the new one.

Jack Sim


Author, Gas Pump Identfication books 1st & 2nd Editions & Air Meter Identification books
We rebuild ECO air meters and sell parts.

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