Fry Model 117 Visible Gas Pump: Fully Restored To Museum Quality – FLA7000

Highly Collected And Sought After Fry “Mae West” Model Vintage Pump For The True Petroliana Aficionado

Includes Period Correct Flying A Gasoline Milk Glass Gas Globe, And Signage


Fry Model 117 Visible Gas Pump: Fully Restored To Museum Quality

Fry model 117 visible gas pump

The Fry Model 117 visible gas pump, know as "Mae West" was one of the most popular models of pump in the early 1900's. At we have fully restored this one to museum quality condition with period correct signage from Flying A Gasoline. This 10 gallon, Guaranteed Liquid Measure Company, hand operated pump features an original, Flying A Gasoline, milk glass globe, and genuine Flying A brand face plates. All parts are historically correct and original, and this pump is in full working order full working order. Most importantly, unlike many other restoration companies we put as much detail into restoring the inside, as the outside. We believe that restoring even the parts that no one will ever see is especially relevant when doing a complete restorations

The most popular models of Fry visible pumps were the Fry Model 117, and Fry Model 17. These vintage visible gas pumps, featured a signature hourglass shape, were nicknamed after the curvaceous actress of that era, Mae West. The visible gas pumps were popular in that they allowed customers to view the color and quality of the gasoline through the transparent glass fuel tank. This was especially important in the widely unregulated, early days of the automobile era.

Order Your Gas Pump Restored To Historically Correct Museum Quality

Fry model 117 visible gas pump with H.J. Nick signature

The H.J. Nick signature certifies this Fry Model 117 visible gas pump as a museum quality restoration.

We are the oldest and largest restorer of fine art, museum quality, historically correct antiques and supplier of genuine investment quality un-restored classic Americana and petroliana. We have one of the largest selections of vintage porcelain signs available anywhere. Museum quality, historically correct means a world class restoration that preserves all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patina, and non-structural damage. This also includes correct to era paint schemes and signage. Don't settle for low quality reproductions when you can own the genuine article.

We do not deal in fakes or reproductions. If we say "Restored" we mean complete restoration to its original or better production offering in its era. If we say "Restormod" we mean exact copy with some improved modifications or customizations. All items are collectable fine art at the highest, investment quality, world class collector level. All restorations signed and certified for quality, originality, and authenticity by world renowned artist H.J. Nick. Contact for information on restoring your vintage gas pumps or purchasing one of our existing finished restorations at 1-800-292-0008. Our master craftsman restore all vintage antiques using original parts, refinished to museum quality, and historically correct.

Fry Model 117 Visible Gas Pump Specifications:

  • Make/Model: Fry Visible Gas Pump "Mae West" Model 117
  • Brand: Guarantee Liquid Measure Co.
  • Era: 1910-1930
  • Color: Flying A Gasoline red and white
  • Height: 119"
  • Base Diameter: 24"
  • Store Capacity: 10 Gallon
  • Condition: Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
  • Notable Features:
    Original milk glass Flying A globe light.
    Mae West hand pump model with original blue tinted glass tank.

Note: Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. We always have a waiting list for most items. We suggest if you are looking for a specific collectable, restored to this level, please ask to be placed on our first come, first served list. (Refundable deposit required.) Call 1-800-292-0008

From Fry Visible Gas Pump Original Sales Literature

The GUARANTEE VISIBLE was designed and placed on the market to fill a demand created by the motor car owner for a pump which would give him a gallon of gasoline for every gallon paid for.

The GUARANTEE VISIBLE is the aristocrat of the pump world. Its symmetrical lines and handsome appearance make it a decoration to any service station, while the visible measure calls out to the car owner, "Here is the place to secure full measure. Buy from me, and you are assured of a gallon for every gallon paid for.


With its combination of vacuum feed and transparent container, the GUARANTEE VISIBLE has, at one stroke, removed every objection which applied to the old style piston pump. No matter how it is operated, it cannot give less NOR MORE that a gallon for a gallon. The delivering valve is placed at a sufficient height to guarantee an ample fall to the tank of any automobile or truck, thus insuring perfect draining of the hose, and in the nozzle of the hose is a copper screen of exceedingly fine mesh which strains all solid matter and water from the gasoline and eliminates carburetor troubles. And this is all done without loss of time. The GUARANTEE VISIBLE will serve as many customers in a given length of time as any other pump now on the market, and at the same time serve them in a manner which will insure their return.

For the past three years we have recognized the growing need for a fast, visible, 10-gallon capacity, hand operated pump at a low price. Equipment No. 117 Double Action is the answer. This pump has been painstakenly developed, each feature being included only after it had been thoroughly proved by continuous operation under field conditions. Careful investigation has shown that the pump that would perfectly meet the need must have these qualities - Absolute accuracy, visibility, speed, simplicity, low installation cost, low-up-keep and low selling price.

All of these requirements have been completely met in Equipment No. 117 - and more, it is a beautiful pump. The pumping unit is conveniently located in the base. All pipe work completely concealed within the symmetrical pedestal. It has the famous Fry adjustable over-flow principle of measurement, which makes possible absolute and continuous accuracy. It is visible. The pumping unit is double action; and operates with a minimum of effort; literally speaking, it is the fastest visible hand pump made.

Its mechanical construction is simple and durable. The double action pumping unit is all metal; no leathers or washers. It will work for years without even an adjustment. Every part is immediately accessible. The installation is simple and inexpensive. There are no check or foot valves that affect the measurement.It is labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories.

We tell you with confidence that this is a perfect pump. It is handsome in appearance, a wonderful business-getter and you can install it and forget it so far as upkeep is concerned.

Vintage Gas Pump Display Carts: Islands With Wheels For Heavy Collectibles

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At we make vintage gas pump display carts so that you can conveniently move your vintage visible gas pumps and other heavy collectibles from place to place. These custom islands with wheels can be come built to suit you needs. They can be built to hold one gas pump, or you whole collection, and can also be built for lubesters and vending machines. These vintage gas pump display carts are an original design by award winning artist H.J. Nick, and are hand built in heavy gage steel. The even come complete with electrical wiring so that your pumps can plug right into the island. The are also UL listed.

Finally, a convenient way to display and transport your heavy collectibles. This example includes 25 Foot industrial duty cord with plug wired and 4 duplex electrical outlets. Vintage gas pump display carts can be custom designed to any size, and like all of our products are built custom made to order. They can also be hand finished in any color to match you collectibles or the color scheme of your man cave. The vintage gas pump display carts pictured feature a 1930's-50's era Texaco color theme. They are custom finished to appear as worn and aged concrete colored Texaco red and grease stained in a battleship gray.

Fry Model 117 Visible Gas Pump Info

When we use the terms "Museum Quality" and "Historically Correct," we are indicating our world-class process. We absolutely preserve all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patinas, and everything that makes a vintage item collectable. Maintaining non-structural damage, all age, wear, and tear is proudly displayed to showcase each item's unique charm.

Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required).

We are the oldest and largest seller of fine art, historically correct, museum quality antiques and genuine, investment quality classic Americana.

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All Vintage Memorabilia Offered Is A Genuine Collectable And Appreciable Asset

All Items Are Of Highest Museum Quality World Class Collector Level


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