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#89071 - Sat Nov 09 2002 05:10 PM Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Gary Drye Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Clarksville, Tn. USA
Here is my latest restoration. I am very disappointed in the pics I took as the full pump has no details and the closeup is the wrong color...so you guys use your imagination. The Tokheim nozzle, nozzle receiver, motor and setback cranks, face bezels, visi-gauge rods, coupling reducer, and top nut are all gold plated. The globe is an original with the "Cinn. Advertising Co." label still on it. I did not want to paint the globe body and lose its originality so the paint colors don't match up wth the pump...but I can live with that. I think the pump really turned out excellent and I just had to share with someone, regardless of the very poor photos I took. I also want to thank Jim for posting the pics for me.

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#89072 - Fri Nov 15 2002 04:43 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
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Here are images of Gary's Tokheim 850:





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#89073 - Fri Nov 15 2002 05:04 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
+Chris Holt Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 12 2002
Loc: St. Clair MI USA
Gary, you don't see that color everyday it's nice to see something diferent, the pic's are great , your workmanship on the pump looks awsome, you have raised the restoration bar for me .Chris
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#89074 - Fri Nov 15 2002 05:40 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
Gary . . . It's a thing of beauty!

Looks like you should take a few more pictures. Seems to be some 'kewl kollectables' just peeking out in the pictures of the 850. I, for one, would like to see some of your other 'toys'.

How about it?

Thanks in advance.

Jim
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#89075 - Fri Nov 15 2002 07:16 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Gary, Great job on the pump. I love the look of the 850 and you made it even better. I have had a chance to see Gary's place and it is very nice. Here is a link to Gary's home page, it came from oldgas here under collectors. Gary's place Again great job Gary.

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#89076 - Fri Nov 15 2002 10:26 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Dwaine Buck Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 01 2004
Loc: Big Valley, CA
You did a great job on it Gary , be proud ,
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#89077 - Mon Nov 18 2002 07:24 AM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Tim Rohr Offline
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Registered: Tue Sep 25 2001
Loc: Topeka, KS
What a fantastic looking pump. You did a great job and the colors look good to me. I have been looking for an 850 for a long time and haven't been able to come up with one. Your pump inspires me to start looking a little harder.

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#89078 - Mon Nov 18 2002 04:16 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Gary Drye Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Clarksville, Tn. USA
Thank you guys for the great replies. They make all the hard work of restoring well worth the effort. I have had this paint scheme and pump in my mind for a very long time and I have just now looked at the original paint/color scheme for an early 30's Marathon pump. I hope some of the "newbies" will realize that these old pieces of rust don't necessarily have to be restored "concourse correct". Just restore them to your preference. (Of course, a paying customer will get whatever he wants). Original, custom, professional restro or amateur,the important thing is to keep saving these roadside relics. Thanks again for all the great comments.

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#89079 - Wed Jan 08 2003 04:38 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Jarvis Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 01 2000
Loc: Evansville, In
Gary, I saw your pump here in PCM magazine under "braglines." You have plenty to brag about. LOL Again great job.
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#89080 - Wed Jan 08 2003 08:41 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
bandit Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 04 2003
Loc: O'Neill NE
Gary,
That is a great looking pump.The colors with that brass look good together.I haven't found a clock face pump yet but when I do I hope it will come home with me.Brent

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#89081 - Wed Jan 08 2003 09:14 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
huskybob Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Brent,
You can't just look at the pictures.... read what Gary said about the pump and you will see that it is not brass, but gold plated..... absolutely beautiful pump Gary..... just wish I had your kind of talent. bob

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#89082 - Wed Jan 08 2003 09:15 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
FrankSargent Offline
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Registered: Sat Oct 19 2002
Loc: Seattle,WA,USA
Gary...A true work of art!! What a pleasure and what a treasure to behold. You can be very proud of this awesome masterpiece.

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#89083 - Wed Jan 08 2003 10:40 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
oltoydoc@vintagegas.com Offline
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Registered: Tue Jul 09 2002
Loc: Shady Cove, Oregon (outside Me...
Gary's pump is also featured in "Petro Collectables Magazine"!
I too think you did a great job Gary. Lot's of drool all over many keyboards!


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#89084 - Thu Jan 30 2003 11:56 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
tom 2 tone Offline
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Registered: Sun Dec 29 2002
Loc: so. minnesota usa
ive been lookin at that pump awhile now & it looks just right! REALLY NICE! i bet thats the nicest 850 in the whole world!

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#89085 - Sat Feb 01 2003 03:08 PM Re: Tokheim 850 Early Marathon
Gary Drye Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Oct 13 2000
Loc: Clarksville, Tn. USA
Tom 2 Tone, "nicest 850 in the world". I seriously doubt it, but what a great compliment from you. Thank you very much...and a thank you to everyone else that posted their comments.

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