Visible Gas Pumps
These retro visible gas pumps are perfect for any mancave or gameroom! These pumps are made from all real parts and make great companion pieces for restored automobiles. All of these retro gas pumps are full size and are guaranteed to impress!
The earliest gas pumps were "visible" gas pumps that had a clear glass cylinder, on top and were about nine feet tall. The clear cylinder allowed the customer to see exactly what amount they were getting. The customer could also see the quality of the gas and if it was dirty. The gas was pumped from an underground tank with a manual pump into an overflow tube in the center of the clear cylinder on top. The attendant would then place the nozzle in your tank and open a valve while watching the fluid level through the glass. He simply closed the valve when the level reached the matching number on the cylinder wall of gallons purchased. The price sign was fastened to one of the rods along side the cylinder. Used from the teens through the 20s, these visible pumps were a common sight at filling stations all over.
All of the aluminum parts are cast from patterns made from an original gas pump. The body panels on these gas pumps are industrial grade factory color coated .040 aluminum. This is the same material used to make gas station awnings and stock car bodies.
Gas Pump Lighting: On the visible retro gas pumps, the globe on top lights up. One 40 watt max bulbs are used. An inline switch is installed into the 110 volt power cord. While these vintage gas pumps are used mostly indoors, they can be built for outdoor use for an additional minimal wiring fee.
Casting Finishes: The pump top, base, pump handle, and visible cylinder caps are powder coated for durability. The hose/nozzle fixtures are left in their original cast color just like on the original pumps. The face frame and/or globe ring can be polished or powder coated depending on your preference.
Vintage Gas Pump Sizes: The visible pump uses the same side panels and stands 112” to the top of the globe. The side panels can be cut shorter if ceiling height is a problem.
Weight on a visible gas pump is approximately 65 lbs.
The maximum width at the base is 18” and the body is about 14” excluding any signs or the hose mounted on the sides. Depth is the same.
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Allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.
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