Cities service pump colors

Posted by: glammers36

Cities service pump colors - Wed Jan 05 2011 07:41 PM

Hi, All, I am new to this forum. Years ago I aquired a Tokhiem model 300 pump. It was a Cities Service pump with ad glass. I always had a plan to restore it. so when I got it I dissasembled it, and had it sandblasted and then put primer on it. not thinking to take a picture of it. now I have some time to restore it. Does anyone know where I could find a photo or referance to what colors it should be? thanks

Greg
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Cities service pump colors - Wed Jan 05 2011 08:04 PM

Greg, Milemaster regular was a Grass Green . Premium 5-D was a Krylon Red . Then , for a brief time between 1956 and 1959 , Cities Service had 100 + a Ultra Premium in a Bright Yellow I don't have the P P G charts but I could go through a chip book an tell ya what looked right . Ed Shaver
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Cities service pump colors - Wed Jan 05 2011 08:31 PM

Here is a picture of a Gilbarco gas pump with original paint from the 1947-1956 Cities Service color scheme standard. Pay no attention to the Conoco ad glass. This is a Cities Service pump. This is the green regular version. The red/white premium color scheme was the same stripes and two tone.

There are 1100 color scheme pictures in the PCM Guide to Gas Pump Restoration if you can find a copy of the book. A digital CD version of that book is in the works, but no release date has been set.
Posted by: lv2xlr8

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 10:20 AM

Thanks for posting the picture, Oldgas! I have a Tokhiem 39 that was Cities Service before being rebadged as CITGO. I can still see a little of the green stripes, so it is really cool to see more of what it really looked like!
Posted by: gulfiend!

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 11:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Oldgas
Here is a picture of a Gilbarco gas pump with original paint from the 1947-1956 Cities Service color scheme standard. Pay no attention to the Conoco ad glass. This is a Cities Service pump. This is the green regular version. The red/white premium color scheme was the same stripes and two tone.

There are 1100 color scheme pictures in the PCM Guide to Gas Pump Restoration if you can find a copy of the book. A digital CD version of that book is in the works, but no release date has been set.


...which Dixie Gas is that photo from?
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 04:32 PM

That was Fall 2004. Wish I would have bought that pump.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 04:36 PM

You should have Jim, ya just don't see those G & B Clock dials ! Ed Shaver
Posted by: Terry Flannery

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 05:13 PM

Kelly green, Snap-ON red, chevy white, will make em sparkle
Posted by: glammers36

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 09:59 PM

Thanks Jim! thats exactly what I was looking for. Mine was a Premium Pump, I know cause the original Adglass has "Cities Service Premium" on it. So I am going to Paint it just like the photo except red stripes. thanks Again for the picture.
I will be sure to post a photo when I am done.

Greg
Posted by: glammers36

Re: Cities service pump colors - Thu Jan 06 2011 10:03 PM

Thanks Ed,
so the red is Krylon red. what do think the white was? was the white more a cream color? or off white?
Thanks again for your help.

Greg Lammers
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Cities service pump colors - Fri Jan 07 2011 12:48 AM

I remember trying to sandblast one of the pumps pictured above, and if I remember correctly, the green was a decal, it was not paint.

Jack Sim
Posted by: Garage-A-GoGo

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 08:42 AM

I think this may be exactly what you are looking for.
Hope it helps.... you have to look real good at the top of the faces you can see where the paint or decal or whatever has faded away.
Jim
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 08:43 AM

That Tokheim looks good with that patina on it smile
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 09:26 AM

The Tokheim 300 pictured above does have remnants of stripes on the upper sides and doors just above the face. Those may have been painted over because the Cities Service color scheme standard for 1956-1965 had no stripes in that area, but had a colored top. I think that pump may have started out with the '47-'56 color scheme and was upgrade repainted to the '56-'65 scheme, now worn and faded.
Posted by: Garage-A-GoGo

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 10:35 PM

Thanks for the complement and the info! The pump i.d. plate has 11-55 stamped in it so that would make sense.
I am missing the ad glass on the other side if anyone has one they would like to get rid of!
Thanks again... this site is a wealth of knowledge!
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 10:58 PM

Garage-A-GoGo, Do you need me to help clean up your back yard [removing the pump frame on right]?
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 11:02 PM

Dick--What the heck is that frame? Looks like a Tokheim but seems awfully wide??
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sat Jan 08 2011 11:29 PM

Go to BED Kevin!
Posted by: Garage-A-GoGo

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sun Jan 09 2011 09:15 AM

Forgot to mention guys... old "file" photo. 36b is in the basement now in a more semi-complete state! lol
But You and Kevin are both welcome to bring your rakes next spring to help in the yard! grin
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sun Jan 09 2011 09:35 AM

What is a Rake?
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sun Jan 09 2011 04:20 PM

Jim, you would be correct with that assessment. That pump did start out with the older paint scheme and was reapinted to keep up with company standards. My pump has evidence of the same conditions.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Cities service pump colors - Sun Jan 09 2011 09:05 PM

Greg, use a Krylon White ! Ed Shaver
Posted by: glammers36

Re: Cities service pump colors - Wed Jan 12 2011 09:42 PM

Thanks a ton for the picture! this site is awesome. this will help alot. I am also missing one adglass but mine is a "premium" pump so it say premium under the "cities service" and it is red.
Thanks again

Greg
Posted by: Garage-A-GoGo

Re: Cities service pump colors - Wed Jan 12 2011 11:04 PM

I still have the pump setting in my back yard if you need measurments or anything.
Good luck!