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Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) #738338
Mon Nov 04 2019 04:50 PM
Mon Nov 04 2019 04:50 PM
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Hi all,

I am trying to identify this visible I bought. Any help would be appreciated. I went page by page in Jack's book and couldn't find a match.

It's an 8-sided octagon visible. I was thinking American or Guarantee, but the only 8-sided Americans and Guarantees have tapered sides (Milwaukees are all 6-sided). Some things to note: The base and top is an octagon. Anyone have any ideas? I'll post it in discussion, so we don't clog up BOTW.

Thank you all for any help,
Steve

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Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738539
Fri Nov 08 2019 12:15 AM
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BTT. Anyone have any ideas on what brand / model this pump might be? Thanks


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Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738569
Fri Nov 08 2019 03:16 PM
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Are you saying that those skins are not tapered? They look like they are in the photo but could just be perspective.

Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738598
Sat Nov 09 2019 12:17 AM
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Well i'll be….. Petropumps is correct. I swear in-person it looks straight. Must be the perspective of standing next to it. I went out and measured it. One of the octagon sides is 4.75" at the top and 6" at the bottom.

With that being said, all of the 8-sided Americans have ornate bases. Each side of the base has a concave profile, as do the bottom jar lids.

Guarantees look like they are all 6 sided. If some are 8 sided, they have round bases.

I checked the top to see if it was home made, and I am 95% sure it is factory made.

I am at a complete loss here. Any and all help would be appreciated. If not, I'll file it in the unknown category.

Thanks,
Steve

Last edited by Speedracer; Sat Nov 09 2019 12:57 AM.

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Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738600
Sat Nov 09 2019 04:05 AM
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Hey Steve,

I picked up a 5 gal 8 sided visible on the border of IL and IN roughly 12 years ago, mine was missing a base, had cast iron top similar to yours, had a black mare rotary pump, but gallon markers were cast aluminum arrows and the real odd thing was it had 1/4 inch conduit going to the light fixture. I posted a pic of it but can't seem to find the post of it. Nobody seemed to know what mine was. I will say that the base on your pump looks like a Milwaukee style base and the release lever looks like something that Milwaukee or American might do, I know most Milwaukee pumps are 6 sided. I will look for a pic of the 5 gal visible I had, will PM you if I find it.

Good Luck,

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Last edited by TN Volunteer; Sat Nov 09 2019 04:06 AM.
Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738603
Sat Nov 09 2019 07:09 AM
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Thanks TNV, all help is appreciated. -Steve


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Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738610
Sat Nov 09 2019 08:26 AM
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Steve,
I flipped through the whole Gas Pump Bible this am. I agree with TNV - sure looks like a Milwaukee visible to me. The base is right, they made 8-sided visibles and I can't find any other company that had an octagon top like this one has besides Milwaukee. Maybe it's a Milwaukee visible that we haven't seen before?

BrianH

Re: Help ID Visible Pump (from BOTW) [Re: Speedracer] #738633
Sat Nov 09 2019 03:20 PM
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I would have said Milwaukee from the base and overall look but it’s not a model I’ve seen before.


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