Fry Visible Gas Pump: Model 117 “Mae West” With Original Sinclair Globe – FVR700
Original 1920’s Era, 10 Gallon Visible Pump With Original Sinclair Signage
Fully Restored To Working Museum Quality Condition By The Experts At ArtFactory.com
Fry Visible Gas Pump: Model 117 “Mae West” With Original Sinclair Globe
The 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, all vintage memorabilia, automobila, and petroliana items are real investment quality collectable appreciable assets. We do not deal in fakes or reproductions. If we say "Restored" we mean complete restoration to its original production offering in its era. If we say "Restormod" we mean exact copy with some improved modifications or customizations. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. We can restore a vintage visible gas pump to the station and theme of your choice. Call us today at 1-800-292-0008 to get started on your vintage gas pump restoration project today.
Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation Historical Facts
Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916 as the Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976. The corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur. Sinclair has long been a fixture on American roads with its dinosaur logo and mascot, an Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus).
During September 1919, Harry F. Sinclair restructured Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation, Sinclair Gulf Corporation, and 26 other related entities into Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1932, this new entity was renamed Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1943, it was renamed Sinclair Oil Corporation. Near the beginning of the Great Depression, Sinclair sold the remaining interest in its pipeline subsidiary to Standard Oil Company (Indiana) for US$72.5 million (Standard Oil had purchased a 50% interest in the pipeline subsidiary in 1921). With these funds, including an additional US$33.5 million from an additional common stock issue, Sinclair retired a number of promissory notes and prepared to weather the Depression with the remaining supply of cash.
Read More At: Sinclair Oil Company On Wikipedia
Fry Visible Gas Pump Specifications:
- Color: White and Green
- Model: 117
- Era: 1910-1930
- Height: 119"
- Base Diameter: 24"
- Original "Milk Glass" Sinclair globe light
- Original blue tinted glass 10 gallon tank.
- 1 - Light Socket, 1 - Set Side Lights, 1 - Globe Holder
- 1 - 10 ft. 1 1/4 in. Hose
- 1 - Nozzle
- Shipping Weight - 470 pounds
- All brass parts are solid polished original brass
- All internals have been polished and rebuilt
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
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 Visible Gas Pump Info
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