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.