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POTM "Pump of the Month" March 2021
#761205 Mon Mar 01 2021 12:06 PM
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Hello everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful month of February. We have had such good participation so far on all of the POTM (Pump Of The Months) so keep it up! For this POTM I am going to do some of the best American models. The American Pump Company made a variety of stunning Art Deco pumps and since some of these models are hard to come by, I am picking a handful of some of the best American models (in my opinion). This POTM will include these models of Americans.

American 288: Cash Recorder (1934)
American 388: Cash Recorder/simple version (1934)
American 489: "Comput-O-Pump" Computer/Display Case (1935)
American 500: Clockface w/Glass top accents (1935)
American 510: Computer w/Glass top accents (1935)
American 550: Clockface w/Glass top accents (1935)
American 700: Computer
American 705: Computer
American 710: "American Beauty" Computer/Glass Top (1937)
American 750: Clockface (1937)
American 800: Computer (1938)
American 810: Computer/Glass Top (1938)
American 850: Clockface (1938)
American 900: "American Beauty" Computer (1939-1947)
American 900: "American Beauty" Non-Computing (1939)

I included a variety of models to get a lot of participation, and just because these models are sweet! My brother and I do not have any of these models yet unfortunately, so here is a picture from the book of one of my favorites, the American 500. Enjoy guys, and please feel free to add anything I missed in the comments!

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Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" March 2021
kjsplichal67 #761263 Mon Mar 01 2021 10:17 PM
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Here is my American. I would like to have a few more on the above list but happy to have one.

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This is one of my favorite Art Deco style gas pumps. The American Beauty 800 Deluxe has a lot of detailing that makes it a Beauty...like itโ€™s name.

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American 288 Cash Recorder and American 488

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Enclosed is a picture of my American 277.

Bruce.

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Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" March 2021
kjsplichal67 #761276 Tue Mar 02 2021 01:39 PM
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American 900.

Some sort of bulk pump for the government. Has a data plate that's 4x as large as normal with government info on it.

Back has a factory installed block off plate as the VR only has one side - and note that it only shows gallons and price per, no total sale. And the arrangement is unique to this pump also.

I swapped the yellow top off a short 900 I own as the original top did not accept a globe.

This pump has never been painted since it left the factory. The original red paint is intact under the data plate.

Later . . .

Jim

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The pumps American made are outstanding pumps no matter what they are from visibles to clockface to computer pumps they all look great.


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kjsplichal67 #761289 Tue Mar 02 2021 09:29 PM
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Here is a glass top Ameican.

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Attached is a photo of my model 500. At least it's the top half, the bottom is behind one of my vehicles put away because of the upstate NY winter.

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You have a great collection ! Brandon talks about you and your collection all the time! Hope all is well ! Hope to visit or see you soon covid kinda kept me. Isolated ! Be safe my friend ๐Ÿ‘


Esso /Socony / gas pumps / quarts/ 2 gallon cans.family hobbie we love it !!! Thank you Chris and Brandon
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kjsplichal67 #762349 Tue Mar 30 2021 04:07 PM
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Gas Pump Ronnie contributed this photo of a 510 he restored in the 1980s . At the time faces were not available so he had to use Bennett 541 faces to complete the project.

Rob

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