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Blue Porcelain Flying A gas pump
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I just have a question , this is a 1957 National 365 Porcelain gas pump . I picked it up a long time ago in Nampa Idaho along with a second incomplete pump , this one has the original flying A ethly ad glass the other had the flying A regular ad glass . This pump is not restored the only thing not original are the pump faces . We all see the National pumps in the I guess you call it lime green porcelain so whats up with this blue green color? Sorry for the dark pictures.

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Here's one that appears to have the darker blue sides and top, but has the lighter green on the doors.




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Thanks Bob , maybe this color was used in a certain part of the west , what State is that pump in ?

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Never seen that color porcelain pump but I like it!


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I've seen a couple of those Flying A blue porcelain National pumps here in Washington state. Great pumps.

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Originally Posted By Wasatch Man
Thanks Bob , maybe this color was used in a certain part of the west , what State is that pump in ?

The pump is still being used in Eastern Washington State.

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This color is rare. It was used for a short period. I have not pinpointed the exact years but I think it was used somewhere between 1957 and 1959. There were two combos, all blue-green and blue-green body with red doors. I have seen many pumps with this color under repaints. They switched to a light blue-green color around 1960. The above Rapidaton pump is all lime-green and the visable blue-green was painted over the lime-green. Their cans, other packaging and advertising switched colors as well. Here are some Tydol cans in the three colors. Also here is a A-360 in the blue-green I used to own and a Wayne 70 I did a rustoration on using the blue-green. The colors were used across the country.







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I have an nos porcelain National 360 top in the box. It's the same color...I'll have to check but if I remember correctly it has Getty ad glasses in it.


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Thanks Matt, that is great information that I didn't have before now .By the way I have noticed you have an impressive collection . Peter

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Super cool. I did not know they made that color of porcelain pumps.


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right on Matt very nice example!!!!!!,great tri on the cans blue one is very hard to find!!!!Alan



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There were the painted blue ones used on the oil can racks also.

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