Oldgas.com Home  
Home | Help | Events | Auctions | Parts | Contact
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 #689663
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:03 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:03 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
For this month, I have decided to do the Erie 70 family of pumps. Since the Erie 70, 71, 80, and 90 are all very similar pumps; this month will include all of this family of pump. I have personally always thought that these styles of pumps were one of the most unique designs. These pumps came with an optional glass top on the pump, which if an original can be found, they are pricey. What a cool pump! Please share what you have everyone!

-Erie 70: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top
-Erie 71: 1936. Computer pump with optional glass top and optional ad glass doors
-Erie 80: 1936. Clockface pump with optional glass top
-Erie 81: 1936. Clockface pump, same as 80 but with ad glass panels
-Erie 90G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top
-Erie 91G: 1938. Non-computing pump, optional glass top and ad glass panel
-Erie 90: 1938. Computer pump with optional glass top and ad glass panels

Credit the above info to Jack Sim and his book.


Braden Splichal

Value Questions and Showcase forums

Please - NO offers to Buy or Sell in this forum category

Statements such as, "I'm thinking about selling this." are considered an offer to sell.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689664
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:05 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:05 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
Here is my brothers Erie 70 and my Erie 71 which is missing the metal top and one sight glass. Notice my Erie 71 has the optional ad glass doors and my brothers Erie 70 has the standard doors. They are super heavy pumps!

IMG_0552.jpgIMG_0553.jpgIMG_0519.jpgIMG_0551.jpg
Last edited by bsplichal95; Sat Jul 01 2017 05:08 PM.

Braden Splichal

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689665
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:07 PM
Sat Jul 01 2017 05:07 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
.

IMG_0550.jpg

Braden Splichal

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689707
Sun Jul 02 2017 10:49 AM
Sun Jul 02 2017 10:49 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,296
Michigan, Union Pier
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member
Done4  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,296
Michigan, Union Pier
This one has a top piece for a station lighter, been looking for station light piece for the last 20 years.

IMG_0434.JPG
Last edited by Done4; Sun Jul 02 2017 01:23 PM.

Have gas all the time
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689717
Sun Jul 02 2017 03:56 PM
Sun Jul 02 2017 03:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Rabbitman  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
Well, I wasn't going to unveil my 70 until it was completely finished but to support this thread I thought I would give you all a preview. The first pics are as found before loading it up a few years ago. It was mostly complete but had the block off plates on the top so evidently it had not had a dome top on it, only a globe. It is 75% restored now but I need to stay at home long enough to assemble it so I will post some complete pics when that day comes, in a few weeks hopefully. It will be done in Skelly Aromax and with the original glass dome top I was fortunate enough to find a few months ago. I had just purchased a repro plastic one from Paul Bell a few weeks before this one turned up! That's always the way it goes for me. The Skelly die cut letters on the top are something that Paul and I have talked about for a while now and has been discussed on here in a few threads. You can look them up to see the details on this but Paul hasn't got around to making any of them to sell the last time we talked. I had my set custom cut and mounted them myself. I think they look pretty good for a first attempt at making them. I can give more details if anyone is interested. This series of pumps has always been a favorite of mine. They aren't super rare but the Art Deco style pumps just look cool in any configuration. I hope we get some good participation this month on this series as I still have a question or two on some things peculiar to this model....GB

image.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpegimage.jpeg
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689721
Sun Jul 02 2017 05:55 PM
Sun Jul 02 2017 05:55 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Wow, that looks awesome. Can`t wait to see it finished.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689747
Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 PM
Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
keithia Offline
Veteran Member
keithia  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
Here is my 71. Love this pump.

IMG_1157.JPG

Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689748
Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 PM
Sun Jul 02 2017 08:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,084
Placerville,CA
Big Block Cat Offline
Showcase Feature Host
Big Block Cat  Offline
Showcase Feature Host
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,084
Placerville,CA
Here is my erie 80. It's now outfitted with Shell premium decals. These are one of my favorite pumps.

Gary that skelly pump is going to look great!

erie clock shell.jpgerie shell decal.jpg
Last edited by Big Block Cat; Sun Jul 02 2017 08:24 PM.

Wanted anything Flying A Gas, Signal Gas, Hancock oil co, and Sunland.

Thanks Anthony
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689753
Sun Jul 02 2017 09:00 PM
Sun Jul 02 2017 09:00 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is my Erie 70. I was able to purchase it from Anthony a few years ago. It has a Paul Bell top on it. They are nice tops. They look just like an original.



I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689771
Mon Jul 03 2017 06:45 AM
Mon Jul 03 2017 06:45 AM
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 500
Victor, NY, 14564
Hardy's Garage Online content
Petro Enthusiast
Hardy's Garage  Online Content
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 500
Victor, NY, 14564
Here are pictures of two of my Erie 70 pumps. Great job with the thread Braden!

IMG_1271.JPGIMG_1273.JPG
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689786
Mon Jul 03 2017 04:12 PM
Mon Jul 03 2017 04:12 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,153
Portland Oregon
C
Craig Osbeck Offline
Veteran Member
Craig Osbeck  Offline
Veteran Member
C
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 5,153
Portland Oregon
Great looking Skelly pump there.


Craig
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689861
Tue Jul 04 2017 07:27 PM
Tue Jul 04 2017 07:27 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Here are some Shell Erie`s. Notice the one on the end has a very rare Shell Ethyl pump plate.



I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689869
Wed Jul 05 2017 05:23 AM
Wed Jul 05 2017 05:23 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,016
Sherrill NY
nochevys Online cool
Veteran Member
nochevys  Online Cool
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,016
Sherrill NY
Here is my Erie 80

erie 80a.jpg

Got Socony???

Tom
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689886
Wed Jul 05 2017 09:54 AM
Wed Jul 05 2017 09:54 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Rabbitman  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
Since most of the pumps posted so far are like mine was and don't have door glass I'm going to ask the question....Did this series not use a door glass to cover the faceplate or was it just not trimmed so that it was that noticeable? I never really gave it much thought until getting close to assembling mine and then it dawned on me that very few, if any, that I've seen had glass in the door. I can see the trim and glass in the picture of Anthony's clockface pump but the only thing visible in any of the others is maybe rubber trim in the picture of the trio that Matt posted. Were they all supposed to use the same trim and glass as the clockface version or what?....GB

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689887
Wed Jul 05 2017 10:13 AM
Wed Jul 05 2017 10:13 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,296
Michigan, Union Pier
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member
Done4  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 1,296
Michigan, Union Pier
I had a 70 years ago that had the glass behind the face plate and the porcelain was in front exposed to the elements. Not sure if that was an owner being creative or if it actualIy was designed like that. I will have to check mine because I can't remember exactly how the glass would be held on my 70.


Have gas all the time
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689889
Wed Jul 05 2017 10:31 AM
Wed Jul 05 2017 10:31 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Offline
Veteran Member
T-way  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
On the clock face Erie's, there is a very thick cast glass 'window glass'.

All computing pumps have a porcelain faceplate with a stamped tin pan that goes behind it. The glass is captured between the pan and the face.

The only bits of glass you can see is the square openings for the price, gallons and the sale numbers.

And a very little known fact: there is a tiny ball bearing installed on top of the vertical shaft inside the spinner from the factory.

Later . . .

Jim

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #689915
Wed Jul 05 2017 06:25 PM
Wed Jul 05 2017 06:25 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
keithia Offline
Veteran Member
keithia  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
One more that I have.

IMG_9101.JPG

Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690091
Sat Jul 08 2017 10:22 AM
Sat Jul 08 2017 10:22 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690115
Sat Jul 08 2017 07:14 PM
Sat Jul 08 2017 07:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,540
Calgary AB
Gasman84470 Offline
Veteran Member
Gasman84470  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,540
Calgary AB
Love the art deco look

IMG_20170706_211302607-600x1067.jpg
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690122
Sat Jul 08 2017 08:22 PM
Sat Jul 08 2017 08:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
keithia Offline
Veteran Member
keithia  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,681
USA
Love the fire hydrant!!


Drive with Care and Buy Sinclair!! I buy Sinclair globes, signs, cans, ect.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690128
Sat Jul 08 2017 09:45 PM
Sat Jul 08 2017 09:45 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is an old thread that will work for this one. The "Dwaine Buck" tops have been replaced with "Paul Bell" tops.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=74341&Number=458012#Post458012


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690193
Sun Jul 09 2017 07:31 PM
Sun Jul 09 2017 07:31 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
Great stuff so far everyone! Great looking pumps! Hopefully more to come!


Braden Splichal

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690406
Thu Jul 13 2017 07:50 PM
Thu Jul 13 2017 07:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.


I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690519
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:23 AM
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Offline
Veteran Member
T-way  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
Here are my Erie's.

This first one is an ad glass model - but the frames for the ad glass are not installed in this photo.

This is also an original glass top pump with the decorative base.

Erie-Glass-Top-Pump.jpg
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690520
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:28 AM
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:28 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Offline
Veteran Member
T-way  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
Here is a regular non ad glass pump set up for a globe.

It too, has the decorative base.

Erie 70.jpg
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690521
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:30 AM
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:30 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Offline
Veteran Member
T-way  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
Here is one that was a station lighter model - but all I got was the cast iron base.

So I modified the base and a globe body to make this arrangement.

Ethyl-Top.gif
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690522
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:35 AM
Sun Jul 16 2017 06:35 AM
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
T-way Offline
Veteran Member
T-way  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 3,371
Riley, MI, USA
And now for some shots of the 'Holy Grail' for these pumps: Actual Station Light parts. I purchased these parts long after modifying/painting the base I got with the previous pump.

I have most of what I need to add a full station light assembly to one of my pumps. I just need to fabricate the little arms that go from the cast iron top to the shade assembly (shade is not shown in these photos), and have another cast iron base recast.



More-Bits-and-Pieces.jpgBits-and-Pieces.jpgErie-Top-Casting.gif
Last edited by T-way; Sun Jul 16 2017 06:40 AM.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #690577
Sun Jul 16 2017 09:41 PM
Sun Jul 16 2017 09:41 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
Great info! Awesome participation everyone!


Braden Splichal

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #691281
Thu Jul 27 2017 04:53 PM
Thu Jul 27 2017 04:53 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
Rabbitman Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Rabbitman  Offline
Petro Enthusiast
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 996
Missouri,USA
I said I was going to try my best to get my 70 together before the end of the month so I could post it on this thread. Well, I'm almost there but I am picking up a couple of parts from Tom at Iowa to finish up the nozzle rest so I can put the hose and nozzle on it. I won't be back til next months POTM is underway so here it is. It had the original id tag still on it so I ran the numbers and this pump was manufactured in December of 1937. Eighty years old this year! I guess it got a face lift for it's 80th. smile Oh, and after asking the questions about the faceplate glass earlier I discovered that I had the backing plates that went behind the face plate that holds the glass in after all. I had never seen one done like this, I guess it is specific to this make and model of pump. I'd be interested to know if any others use this method. I just cut 1/8" glass and it sandwiches perfectly between the faceplate and aluminum backing plate, keeping the glass in front of the computer numbers as they turn. Pretty cool. I've enjoyed doing this pump even though it fought me the whole way every time I tried to make something fit. No pain, no gain I guess......GB

IMG_1318.JPGIMG_1314 (1).JPG
Last edited by Rabbitman; Thu Jul 27 2017 04:56 PM.
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #691297
Thu Jul 27 2017 09:41 PM
Thu Jul 27 2017 09:41 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
bsplichal95 Offline OP
Veteran Member
bsplichal95  Offline OP
Veteran Member
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,547
Hays, Kansas
Beautiful pump!!


Braden Splichal

Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #691412
Sat Jul 29 2017 09:57 PM
Sat Jul 29 2017 09:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Gary, your pump looks awesome.

I thought I would throw in one that I used to own. I made a trade and it went to Oregon. It originally came from Oregon so it went back home. It has a resin top on it that was made by Dwaine Buck. It looks different because it was done just by looking at a picture of an original.







I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Re: POTM "Pump of the Month" July 2017 [Re: bsplichal95] #691413
Sat Jul 29 2017 10:01 PM
Sat Jul 29 2017 10:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member
MATT ALVAREZ  Offline
Veteran Member
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 3,195
Cameron Park,Ca.
Here is the tag on the face.



I like shoebox pumps [Linked Image]
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Moderated by  Oldgas, Ryan Underthun, Watchdog8 

Click for an eBay Search Form and lots more live petro auction listings

Copyright © 2018 Primarily Petroliana Interactive, All Rights Reserved

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.041s Queries: 29 (0.009s) Memory: 2.0289 MB (Peak: 2.2935 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-07-17 12:06:40 UTC