Fry Red Crown Visible Gas Pump: Fully Restored To Museum Condition – RCF117
Fully Restored To Working, Museum Quality Standards, With Period Correct Branding And Signage
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Fry Red Crown Visible Gas Pump: Fully Restored To Museum Condition
This is an original Fry Red Crown visible gas pump, Guarantee Liquid Measure Model 117 (Mae West). This antique gas pump is the guaranteed visible pump 117 model that was used primarily in the 1920's. It features the patented Fry accuracy measuring mechanism from Guarantee Liquid Measure Company with the up and down working measuring tube, measuring stop control handle, price box, and blue tinted glass cylinder.
This vintage Red Crown gas pump features a Red Crown globe. The original metal globe (21" x 9") features two 15 1/2" Red Crown Gasoline milk glass inserts. This Red Crown Gasoline logo with a white background, Red Crown Gasoline in red font, crown logo in red, and blue band signage was used in the mid-to late-1920's. All parts of this antique gas pump are historically correct and original, and are in full working order. This highly collectible Red Crown vintage pump has been completely restored to museum quality by our master craftsman at ArtFactory.com. Contact us to request your classic gas pump and vintage Americana at 1-800-292-0008.
Fry Red Crown Visible Gas Pump Specifications
- Gas Company: Red Crown Gasoline (globe c.1920s)
- Manufacture: Guaranteed Liquid Measure
- Make/Model: Fry Mae West 117 Visible Pump
- Era: 1910's-1930's
- Country Of Manufacture: USA
- Color: Red/White/Blue
- Height: 119" (with globe)
- Base Diameter: 24"
- Condition: Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
- Notable Features: Red Crown Gasoline original milk glass inserts in metal globe light. Fry Guarantee Visible hand pump model with original blue tinted glass 10 gallon tank.
Fry "Mae West" Model 117 Visible Gas Pump Historical Details
This is an original Fry Mae West Visible Gas Pump 117, circa 1920s. This antique gas pump is the guaranteed visible pump 117 model and features the patented Fry accuracy measuring mechanism from Guarantee Liquid Measure Company with the up and down working measuring tube, measuring stop control handle, price box, and blue tinted glass cylinder.
Guaranteed Liquid Measure Visible Pump used throughout the early 1920s, was often referred to as the Fry Visible Gas Pump. The most popular models of the Fry Visible Pump, named after the company founder, were the Fry Model 117 and Fry Model 17. These vintage gas pumps, with their hourglass shape, were nicknamed after the curvaceous actress of that era "Mae West". The "visible" gas pumps allowed customers to view the color and quality of the gasoline through the transparent glass fuel tank.
At ArtFactory.com 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 Red Crown Visible Gas Pump Info
- All brass parts are solid polished original brass
- Rare collectors preferred original "Milk Glass" globe
- All sign-age is correct porcelain original era material (no fake foreign made parts or signs used)
- All internals have been polished and rebuilt
- Pump is in working order
- Backed by a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
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 (namely signs). Museum quality, historically correct means a world class restoration that preserves all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patina, ect. with non structural damage. All age wear and tear is proudly displayed, when possible, on signage and gas pump globes. Contact the Art Factory for information on restoring your antique gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.