John Deere Visible Gas Pump: Vintage Restored Wayne 515 – VPW515-2

  • Company – John Deere
  • Make/Model – Wayne 515 Visible Gas Pump
  • Era – 1920s
  • Color – Yellow and green
  • Height – 10′ 6″ (with original milk glass globe, 9′ 1″ with standard cap)
  • Base Diameter – 23″
  • Condition – Antique/Restored museum quality and historically correct


John Deere Advertising On A Restored To Museum Standards Wayne 515 Gas Pump


Rare John Deere Visible Gas Pump working vintage Wayne 515 gas pump fully restored to world class fine art museum investment collector's standards. This ten gallon visible gas pump is branded in the John Deere colors of green and yellow, circa 1920s, this antique visible gas pump from the Wayne Company features the 10 gallon genuine visible glass, hand pump, hose, nozzle, return valve, and brass emblems.

This John Deere Wayne 515 gas pump features an original milk glass gas pump globe light. All parts of this vintage gas pump are historically correct and original with exception of the fantasy globe glass face plates and added solid brass John Deere belly emblems, and is in full working order and is signed by H J Nick ensuring your investment will always be an appreciating asset. This highly collectible John Deere gas pump has been completely restored by our master craftsman at Contact us to order restored gas pumps and vintage Americana at 1-800-292-0008.

Rare John Deere Visible Gas Pump
All antique memorabilia offered is a genuine collectable and appreciable assets, not a fake reproduction. All new items are hand crafted in the same hand and materials as it was done in its era "When Things Were Made in America to Last Forever". 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.


Rare John Deere Visible Gas Pump

John Deere is a brand name of Deere & Company, an American agriculture, forestry and construction engine manufacturer. Born in Vermont, John Deere (1804-1886) was an accomplished blacksmith. Relocating to Grand Detour, Illinois in 1836 Deere setup shop as a general repairman and small tool manufacturer. A year later he pioneered the cast-steel plow which worked more efficiently for the rich Midwestern soil in comparison to the iron and wooden plow in previous use that frequently needed cleaning to remove the dirt build up. His steel plow became known as "The Plow that Broke the Plains." Traditional business practice involved making a product when ordered, but Deere realized it was more efficient and easier to sell his plows if he produced them in quantity and then put them up for sale.


Rare John Deere Visible Gas Pump

In 1848 John Deere relocated to Moline, Illinois gaining access to the Mississippi River and the railroad and allowing business expansion. In 1853 his son Charles Deere (1836-1907) joined the company. By 1855 the Deere factory sold more than 10,000 plows. The business was incorporated in 1868 as Deere & Company. Competition from the new International Harvester Company in the early 1900s led the Deere company to expand their offerings to include a gasoline tractor. This tractor production would define John Deere in the 20th century. Deere & Company is the largest agriculture machinery company in the world as of 2014.


Rare John Deere Visible Gas Pump

From Original Sales Literature

Famous Wayne "500" Series

Model 515 - Fill and Serve-Wet Hose 5 and 10 Gallon
Model 517 - Fill and Serve-Dry Hose 5 and 10 Gallon

The "500" Series Hand Operated, Piston Type Visible Pumps are the Lowest Priced and Best Pumps Wayne has ever built.

Model 515, wet hose type, positive control by automatic self-closing hose-end nozzle; on 517 by throttle valve in discharge line next to bowl. Wayne numeral markers assure correct measurement. When gasoline level reaches the bottom of numeral marker, which is the point of correct measurement, a bubble flashes across the entire lower surface of numeral. These pumps are identical in appearance and 98% of all parts in 515 and 517 are interchangeable in 519. Five or ten gallon bowls. They bear Underwriters' label. Have speed and ease of operation; fifteen full stokes pumping 10 gallons.

Inserting and locking nozzle in hose nozzle socket automatically drains bowl. Gas can return to tank only through hose and hose nozzle socket.

Mechanical Specifications for Wayne 515-517
These specifications are for Model 515, 517 is same with Dry Hose and 519 is Positive Stop Type

Type - Visible. Hand operated.
Construction - Improved double cylinder pump in all steel housing with cast base and capital. Housing encloses all working parts and is securely fastened to a cast iron base, making the entire pump a solid unit.
Operation - Double cylinder, piston type continuous flow pump. Operated by easy action hand lever.
Capacity - Can serve ten gallons at each complete filling or any number of gallons from one to ten. (Also furnished in five-gallon size where required.)
Visible Container - The 12" annealed glass bowl is embedded in cork gaskets in the top and bottom heads. The container is held firmly by nine tie rods and is protected from breakage by expanded metal screen.
Quantity Markers - Three sets of clear cut aluminum numerals, 1" high, inside the bowl. Visible from any angle and any elevation.
Valves - Self closing hose-end valve controls service. Extra valve in discharge line next to bowl. (On 517 throttle valve next to bowl.)
Accessories - Regularly furnished with stuffing box, union ell, foot valve for tank, hose nozzle and 10' of best quality 1" metallic lined hose. (Also fitted to take 1 1/4" hose.)
Illumination - Electric light concealed in dome, brilliantly illuminates glass container and globe if used.
Size - Overall height with standard cap 8' 10". Overall height if globe is used 10' 3". Height from ground to discharge connection 5' 8". Diameter of base 23".
Shipping Weight - Net 330, crated 480.
Finish - Standard in red. $2 extra for any other color. No extra charge on 5 or more pumps.
Guarantee - Wayne standard two year.

Wayne Tank and Pump Co., 515 Canal St., Fort Wayne, Indiana


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

John Deere Visible Gas Pump: Vintage Restored Wayne 515 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.

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