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Help Identifing Tokheim Pump
#727527 Mon Apr 01 2019 08:46 PM
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I found what I think is a Tokheim 36B pump. Every picture of a 36B I have found has 3 raised vertical "bars" at the base of the pump. In those pictures the center "bar" is longer than the other two. The pump that I have found has all 3 bars the same length. Is this still a 36 B pump? Thanks in advance JP

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Re: Help Identifing Tokheim Pump
JR Pat #727533 Mon Apr 01 2019 09:20 PM
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Yes, it is a 36B. The even height trim on the door is to allow for a larger sign/decal. Texaco used these because of their tall pump plate signs.


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MATT ALVAREZ #727536 Mon Apr 01 2019 09:38 PM
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Would a person assume that this pump was a Texaco pump?

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Texaco was not the only one to use short trim 36Bs. Judging by the color scheme the pump looks like it was a Conoco pump.


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Re: Help Identifing Tokheim Pump
JR Pat #727553 Tue Apr 02 2019 08:54 AM
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Matt: thanks for the education on the "short trim" Tokheim 36B! I have a Tokheim 36B that I rebranded to Conoco (with the standard long trim spear in the middle) but I didn't know about the existence of the short trim or the reason for using it.

JR Pat: here are two photographs of Conoco Tokheim 36B pumps. In the first one, notice how the long center trim spear appears to overlap onto the rectangular decal. This is an example of what Matt is explaining....when Conoco used those long rectangular decals (for Bronze and Bronz-z-z grades of gasoline) the pump skirt was a little tight for space.....thus the use of the short trim spears. The second photo shows an unclose shot of a pump with the same Bronz-z-z decal but with the short trim spears, and the spacing looks much better in that example.

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Thanks to all for the info. JP


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