Mae West glass cylinder

Posted by: Gasoline George

Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 01:47 AM

Hi gassers, pardon my ignorance but did Mae West pumps (10 gall) ever have blue tint cylinders? Or were the blue cylinders mostly seen on 70 series Fry pumps? I have never seen them on Mae Wests.
Posted by: hobbies4howie

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 03:37 AM

l've seen several Fry "Mae West" visibles with original blue tinted glass cylinders. This is a picture of mine with original glass.


Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 04:16 AM

What a Beauty , nothing like a fry may west!
Posted by: Gasoline George

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 04:36 AM

Thanks Jason, it sure looks good. Do these cylinders normally have the etched fry logo on glass? I guess that some did and some didn't ?
Posted by: Old Racer

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 06:19 AM

I have had three or four with original blue cylinders. I don't remember if they were marked or not.
I picked this one up in November.
Posted by: hobbies4howie

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 07:41 AM

I have never seen a glass cylinder that had the Fry logo or any other pump manufacturer's name etched in the glass. They usually say "Macbeth", "Nultra", or other names. Sometimes they have no markings on them at all.
Posted by: Catauladave

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 07:57 AM

I have seen it(the logo) one time on a blue cylinder.I have also seen Kromex on them.
here is the last one that I picked up.
Dave

http://imageshack.com/a/img585/2556/xegc.jpg
Posted by: Mr.Wadhams

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 09:16 AM

I had a 13-1/2 x 22 tinted cylinder many years ago that had the Fry logo about an inch tall etched into the top edge area of the cyclinder.

Jim
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 12:05 PM

I was told that at one time, Fry actually made their own cylinders? It was at that time that they were etched "FRY". I've seen a few thru here like that. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 01:57 PM

FRY was a glass manufacture that got into making pumps. Later bought out by Wayne.
Posted by: Jack Sim

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 02:55 PM

Ads in old National Petroleum News, for cylinders were very few, the only company that advertised they used "Nultra" cylinders was Gilbert & Barker.

Jack Sim
Posted by: DCpate

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 02:57 PM

The 5 gallon Mae Wests were also in blue but very tough to find...

Years ago, I had a deep blue 5 gallon cylinder that I sold on Ebay for $1200+... I'd liked to have seen the pump he put it in...
Posted by: gasmansgp

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 03:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
FRY was a glass manufacture that got into making pumps. Later bought out by Wayne.
Dick, Thanks....Very interesting. I had the correct info but in the wrong order. Paul www.severngaspumps.com
Posted by: philmccauley

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 07:09 PM

I also have a cylinder with Fry on it.
Posted by: Metro69

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 07:25 PM

Here's a picture of my Fry cylinder with the logo etched on.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Mae West glass cylinder - Thu Feb 06 2014 08:10 PM

Just for conversation sake, I believe Fry glass is a kind of creamy translucent looking type. I've heard auctioneers and bid callers call glass Fry glass. I think they made all kinds of stuff- kitchen, dining ware, lighting. I didnt know it was the same company. Thanks, I'll shut up now. lol