Attached are a couple of images of the upper and lower packing nuts on the brass overflow pipe. They don't appear to be the color of tarnished brass. If they are aluminum, I don't see any way that they will come off without being destroyed. The seller said the pump handle moves freely; so I assume the pump is not froze up.
Shouldn't the pump handle be closer to the pump body? The photos of Fry 17s I have seen show the handle much closer to the pump body
Is the Fry placard mounted on the conduit painted or porcelain?