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Bowser C111 visible gas pump #698339
Tue Nov 07 2017 08:33 PM
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I have no idea what I'm doing so please bear with me. I am looking for any and all info any one can offer on restoring what we think is a Bowser C111 gas pump. Any info would be appreciated. I have a picture of what I think is the serial number and if anyone knows how to find out anything please let me know at bcazliz@shaw.ca and I'll send the picture. This pump when restored will go into our local Museum but we'd like to do it up to age perfect but want it eye catching as well.
Thanks for any help you can give.

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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698346
Tue Nov 07 2017 11:51 PM
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Vancouver, BC
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Welcome. It might be best to post a picture of what you have to start the discussion.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698348
Wed Nov 08 2017 12:13 AM
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I was going to send you to my webpage showing pictures, etc. on the Bowser pumps, but I never go to posing info on the C-111.

I have original sales literature, original installation literature.

Email me (jhsim@petrocollect.com) for more information.

Jack Sim
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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Jack Sim] #698365
Wed Nov 08 2017 10:24 AM
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Thanks Jim
Liz

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: muntzman] #698366
Wed Nov 08 2017 10:39 AM
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Thanks you for the welcome. Les emailed me and I've sent him pictures to post. I have no idea what I'm doing on this site but guess I'll learn. Any help you could offer please email me at bcazliz@shaw.ca
Thanks Liz

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698369
Wed Nov 08 2017 11:06 AM
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Here is Liz's Bowser, looks like its in the Sentry Post family. Looked in Jacks book and it was not listed, maybe in his second edition.

cropped pump.jpghandle.jpgid plate.jpgnozzle rest.jpg

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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698370
Wed Nov 08 2017 11:06 AM
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Here is the nozzle.

nozzle.jpg

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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698411
Wed Nov 08 2017 07:37 PM
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Very cool pump.
The nozzle and nozzle holder are from a Canadian Clear Vision pump.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698412
Wed Nov 08 2017 07:48 PM
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The Canadian bowser C111 is different than the US model. That is why I presume Jack never got it pictured,

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: muntzman] #698413
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:01 PM
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Nice pump. Just my opinion here but if you cleaned that pump up, replaced the hose and then put a coat of paste wax on it it would be a better pump when you finished then if you "Restored" it.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698414
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:03 PM
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Is it a tall ten? Or is it just the camera angle?


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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Done4] #698417
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:42 PM
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The glass is 31 1/8 inches high and 37 inches around
Total height of the pump as far as we can tell is 9' 6"
In the last day we have discovered it is probably a C77 pump
Thanks everybody for all your input. All information is helpful and very much appreciated.
Liz

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: JimT] #698418
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:46 PM
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Thanks for the nice comment. I think its pretty nice too and I have to admit it has become an obsession. The final decision on the finish will be up to the community. Personally I'm all about the "bling" but thanks for your comment. Comments like yours make me glad we saved it from the scrap heap.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: texacojoe] #698419
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:49 PM
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Thanks - we think its pretty cool.
Liz

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: muntzman] #698420
Wed Nov 08 2017 08:50 PM
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I received an email from Jack and he said he ran out of time.
Liz

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698460
Thu Nov 09 2017 07:07 PM
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Sweet pump!!


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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698505
Fri Nov 10 2017 04:53 PM
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I did not know that the Canadian Bowser that style would have used a clear vision nozzle and mount. Seems odd. The Bowsers I have from Canada all have the same nozzle receiver and nozzles. Any one else here have one of those with a picture of that set up ?


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Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698514
Fri Nov 10 2017 06:41 PM
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I have the identical pump to Liz's but it does not have the clearvision nozzle.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698517
Fri Nov 10 2017 07:40 PM
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The Clear Vision nozzle and holder are not original to the pump, they would have been added later on in the pumps life.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: texacojoe] #698521
Sat Nov 11 2017 05:11 AM
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I would have to agreed with Jim, clean it up & leave as is.... there only original once! Chris

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Summerland] #698528
Sat Nov 11 2017 07:03 AM
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If you wanted to, you could sell the nozzle and holder for probably more money than you paid for the pump.


Craig
Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: Craig Osbeck] #699261
Thu Nov 23 2017 09:37 PM
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Thanks Craig - lots want the nozzle and holder but not for sale. Pump was free.

Re: Bowser C111 visible gas pump [Re: muntzman] #699262
Thu Nov 23 2017 09:43 PM
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Thanks guys - I think we have a mixed breed puppy.

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