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HELP with fry 117 cylinder
#386601 Wed Jan 16 2013 04:09 PM
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Hi everyone,

I was hoping for alittle help with this cylinder. It is 13 5/8"X 22" came on a Fry 117 pump, but it has 2 sets of etched gallon markers, painted black. There is no sign of gallon markers ever being inside or outside, looks to me the cylinder has never been off, or its been a very long time since its been off.
--Did the 117 ever come with etched gallon markers? Or is this cylinder off another pump? The 117's I've seen have gallon markers on a rod.
--Any info would be great!!

Thanks Grant

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Re: HELP with fry 117 cylinder
BlkAngus #386631 Wed Jan 16 2013 06:05 PM
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Being that Mr Fry was in the Glass business before getting into Pump Manufacturing, early 17's & 117's did have etched cylinders.
At top there Might be an etching of FRY.
CRYING Shame that your cyl. is Cracked, That'll be harder to replace [Add Tape BEFORE removing cyl. After removed it might work to use windshield repair to glue together till you can find a Replacement].

Re: HELP with fry 117 cylinder
Dick Bennett #386667 Wed Jan 16 2013 07:26 PM
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Hello,
I have seen them three ways: 1. Etched on glass 2. Mounted inside on rods attached as part of the top and bottom rings or attached to pieces of metal bent over the rings 3. Mounted on the outside(of the cylinder) on the rods.
I saw a glass restoration product several years ago that was used by museums to restore valuable porcelains. It was thin enough to penetrate the crack, dried clear, and had outstanding adhesive qualities. You might try to locate some of this stuff. PLEASE wrap packing tape around that cylinder, as DB suggested,(before you remove it) and do not try to take the rings off. It is what it is and you might never see an etched cylinder again. Good luck and show us some pictures of the pump.
Dave
PS I personally think that they were manufactured in this order: Oldest-etched 2. Outside next 3. Inside Last(newest) for what it it worth.

Dave


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Re: HELP with fry 117 cylinder
Catauladave #386689 Wed Jan 16 2013 09:06 PM
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I thank you DB, and Dave for the excellent info, and I will do what I can to save this baby, hopefully someday I will have enough knowledge and info to help out the way you guys do.

Thanks again Grant


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