The early gravity fed gas pumps with a clear cylinder were called visible gas pumps.
This style gasoline dispenser used a hand operated pump to move gasoline from the storage tank into the visible cylinder at the top of the pump. Once the cylinder was full the customer would then place the gas nozzle into the tank of his automobile. A valve on the pump would then be opened to allow gravity to fed gasoline into the tank. The amount of gasoline dispensed into the tank would be measured by the amount removed from the cylinder.
These pumps were used from the early 1900’s until advent of the electric pumps.
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All of the aluminum parts are cast from patterns made from an original gas pump.
These parts are cast at a foundry in the Atlanta, GA area.
The body panels are industrial grade factory color coated .040 aluminum. This is the same material used to make gas station awnings and stock car bodies.
All Retro Gas Pumps are fabricated and custom assembled at our shop located in Maryville, TN.
A globe body with logo glass is attached to cylinder cap which sits on top of a 25” acrylic cylinder that is attached to the cylinder base with 8 brass rods. The cylinder has gallon measurements and price per gallon sign mounted on the side of the cylinder.
Gas Pump Lighting
- Visible Pump – The top globe lights up with a switch located on the side of the pump.
- Pump uses 110 volt 1- 40 watt light bulb which is included.
- 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 the customer’s design.
These pumps are typically set along a wall and only have one face. As an option, a second globe face & sign can be installed.
Gas Pump Sign
The sign on the front of the pump can be a porcelain reproduction, or a detailed decal. Once again, your logo can be used to customize the sign.
Sign & Globe
The display glass in the globe at the top of the pump can be ordered with the logo of your choice. Or, we can use your logo to customize the globe. The back glass is frost allowing to highlight your logo.
Visible Pump – Stands 9 feet tall with a base of 18 inches x 18 inches. Weight is approximately 125 pounds.
Anything Is Possible
We can custom build a pump just for you!
We can custom build a one-of-a-kind, amazing replica
visible pump just for you with your business logo.
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Shipping & Handling
Our pumps are fully assembled in two boxes, one for the top and the second for the base. The boxes are palletized and shrink wrapped.
We do not charge for packaging or handling to you our customer for a regular or visible pump shipped in the continental US. There may be additional costs for shipments outside the US. All double pumps must be crated and there is an additional crating charge.
Our pumps are shipped by common carrier, please contact us for pricing and transit times. Other forms of shipping are available upon request.
We ship to all locations in the US. Shipping to a business address saves the price of a residential delivery. Please note in most cases shipping to a residential location cost more than a business locations. All residential deliveries require someone to be available to receive the shipment.
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