impressive - all pristine, awesome collection .. ...
Very impressive collection. It looks great. I love the green & black color combo on your General Gasoline Tokheim 34. Very sharp.
I also like your Bay Gasoline 5 gallon visible. Bay is a Michigan gas
I have the 6' sign.
What a collection.
Why no hoses and nozzles?
Thank you for sharing.
Incredible, I have to ask how long you have been in the hobby and how many pumps are pictured. Neil in Green Bay
Very nice! I'm sure your proud, and who wouldn't be, of what you have managed to collect. Love all the clockface pumps.
Richard thanks for sharing. I have seen his collection and his restoration quality. Over the top!!!! j
I've been collecting gas pumps for between 25-30 years. Back then the EPA shut down the farmers from pumping gas because their under ground tanks might be leaking. I bought a lot of pumps for scrap prices back then. I'm cheap and don't pay a lot for a gas pump. Collector friends will give me good deals on pumps they want to get rid of because they know I'm a collector and very seldom do I sell anything. There are two reasons I don't use hoses and nozzles on my pumps. The main reason is space. I can get more pumps in the room if I don't have hoses on them. The other reason is cost. I have 126 pumps in the room. I would rather buy another pump than spend the money on the hoses and nozzles. I restore the pumps in the winter months when I have the extra time. Richard
That is one heck of a collection! Well done.
Thanks for sharing. Super nice collection and great work.
That’s an amazing collection!!!! Thanks for sharing. I love the Chevron original Bennett 76 !!!!! Right up my alley!
Richard all that looks incredible. All those pumps and you still have bare concrete floor showing.. looks like you're not done. Thanks for posting.
Absolutely amazing collection!
Thanks for the virtual tour!
So that’s where all the pumps here in Washington went! Absolutely amazing collection Richard!
Thanks for the visual trip such a pristine collection . Well done
Beautiful pumps. I like that Tok 34 as well. Is that Smith O Lene sign original?!?!!
Thanks for the tour. Great collection.
Outstanding collection. So many great pumps. Really like the Erie Tydol 753!
The Smith O Lene is a repop. About 20 years ago a guy made about 50 of them. They are painted. The wings came off of a bus. I had to cut them to fit the sign. Richard
Awesome collection Richard. Some may say they like original crusty pumps and that's fine but give me a room full os shiny restored ones any day!
The Smith O Lene is a repop. About 20 years ago a guy made about 50 of them. They are painted. The wings came off of a bus. I had to cut them to fit the sign. Keith the Tydol pump was a basket case that no one wanted. There are 5 patch panels on it. I like basket cases, it may take me a few years to find the parts but it is always worth it. Richard
Awesome collection!!! It is displayed very nice. I hope to have a room that size one day. I also like your General Tokheim 34. I was considering that scheme and now seeing it, it would be a good idea.
Very nice Richard! Love the collection!
When you consider the time to hunt down all of these pumps it is amazing. Then you have to take them apart and repair what’s damaged and locate what’s missing. Then reassemble to make sure it all fits together and adjust what doesn’t want to fit. Then figure out colors and paint layout and what gets plated or polished and get those pieces where they need to go and get them picked up. Then turn your attention to hours upon hours of preparation of lots of parts to get them ready for the paint to lay down with a perfect reflection. And finally devoting all your attention to CAREFULLY reassembling all these pieces so as to not disturb the perfect detail and finish you have devoted so much time to achieve. Stand back and admire what all your effort has achieved. Now- no time to rest, on to the next one- 125 more times!! Whenever I see a collection like this, I am awestruck and respectful of the ability and talent of the person that is on display before me. My hat is off to you sir, you have much to be proud of.
Richard has done about 20 pumps for me. He didn't mention that some of the globes are original and he has a separate globe room that also needs a virtual tour. Great collection.
Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm glad I could share it with the old gas community. Richard
Richard they are just great. Love that you have restored not just the toughest to find, but every different one you could. Many people just pass them over, but you have brought all the years together to give everyone a chance to see gas pumps in progress. Nice
Pretty awesome, love the line of thinking on the hoses! More pumps over hoses anyday 😂