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Help Identify Visible Pump #695743
Sat Sep 30 2017 11:39 AM
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I recently came across this upper portion of a visible pump but cannot seem to find any matching ones whilst searching images in Google. I am posting it here with the hope that someone can I.D. it for me. It is a 5 gallon one that is about 10-11 inches in diameter.

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Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695745
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Actual glass dimension is 10" x 18"

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695746
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I don't know what model it is but the gallon markers are sweet. They might provide some clues as to who made it.

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695747
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browser c-2 visible attachment.can i see the bottom of the jar base . thanks charley

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695748
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I was the previous owner of this pump/attachment. It came with my Gilbert and Barker 176

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695754
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Comparing it with the picture of the C-2 that is in my 2nd book I agree with Charley. These visible attachments were sold by a number of companies. In the early 20s visible pumps were sold using advertisements that "now your customers can see that they are getting what they paid for." So, if you couldn't afford a new visible pump you could purchase one of these and attach it to the existing curb pump you owned. A number of them are shown in my book. Here is one showing a C-3 attached to a Bowser 101.

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Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695755
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Bet his PM box is full.

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Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: Craig Osbeck] #695796
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I am new to this site so bear with me. Where do I find PM's and how do you read them? As far as I know, there shouldn't be any PM's there as this was my first post. Actually posted this morning.

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: hornsrus] #695797
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Originally Posted By hornsrus
Here is one showing a C-3 attached to a Bowser 101. thanks charley


Where is the one you say is here? Do you have a photo of it? Did you post that photo?

I will post a photo of the bottom later. The bottom is about 11" in diameter with a 10" diameter plate with a bunch of bolts holding that plate to the jar bottom casting. That piece actually looks to have been added by someone and not really original to the base.

So am I understanding that this upper jar would have been a replacement and not an original pump top to some brand named unit? If so that leaves me to think that it could have fit any pump as needed?

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695798
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Originally Posted By DavidA
I am new to this site so bear with me. Where do I find PM's and how do you read them? As far as I know, there shouldn't be any PM's there as this was my first post. Actually posted this morning.


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Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695802
Sat Sep 30 2017 10:11 PM
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Sorry about that.

Go to this page of my website and click on any Bowser item you want to: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/bowser%20pumps.htm

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Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #695806
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Thanks for both the responses.

I went through the photos on the page link provided by Mr. Sim and I see that there is one version of what could be a similar upper. I am still not sure that it is the same but when I get a photo of the bottom for posting, maybe that will help clear up some of the mystery.

Again, thanks!

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: hornsrus] #696924
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Charley,

Here is a photo of the bottom portion of the pump.


Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: DavidA] #696925
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no pic try agian. charley

Re: Help Identify Visible Pump [Re: hornsrus] #696926
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