After many years, I can call my Aqua Systems 850T done and it's in my living room. I'm really pleased with it. Matt Alvarez...sorry it doesn't have a shoebox on top of it. Even though I'd like to have one, that round globe on top has a special significance and it means a lot to me to have it on top. Gotta give a big 'thanks' to the many here who answered my questions.
Has anyone ever taken the gallon meter apart and rebuilt it? If so, did you take photos to document it? I am afraid that most of the internal parts on my counter turned to pot metal dust and are not replaceable. The gear is missing that turns the gallon number wheels and the mechanism that turns the next wheels after each gallon is pumped is missing. I had to stuff some dum dum putty in the barrel just to hold the number wheels in place. I contacted Tom B and he did not have a counter for sale or parts. I repaired the other gallon counter; guess I will have to live with one of the two working. If you know someone that might be able to help me out, let me know. Thanks for your time Joe
I found this photo on the internet recently, and I am surprised to see globes on the gas pumps. From the shape of the pumps (and the style of the cars), the photo seems to be from the early 1960's. My understanding is that globes were phased out in the late 1940's. This is almost certainly not a Conoco-owned gas station, but rather an independent who has arranged to sell Conoco gas. My guess is that this independent has customized the pumps to their liking. Anybody have a different opinion?
The pumps are too blurry for me to clearly identify them (using Jack Sim's book), but they are clear enough to identify them as being from the early 1960's.
pic 1- $35, 40, 50, 35, 50, 35, 55, 55, 40 shipped each. Priced top to bottom, left to right. pic 2- $50 each shipped pic 3- $50 each shipped(Luke not for sale haha) pic 4- $45 each shipped or $80 for both
Hi, cannonball. I compliment you on the very good video covering all the details about your particular globe a long distance buyer will want to know. Also, you were forthcoming in pointing out the few small "issues" a purchaser would like to know, before pulling the trigger. Nice going. John