Mae West Gas Pump: Vintage Fry 117, Full Museum Quality Restoration – VGP5007
One Of The Most Iconic And Highly Coveted Visible Pump Models, The Fry 117 Is Known As “Mae West” Due To Its Unique Curved Shape Which Was Likened To The Popular Actress Of The Era
This Is A Museum Quality, 101 Point World Class Fine Art Restoration By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick, Our Restorations Are The Best In The Business Because Nobody Has Been Doing It Longer, Or Takes As Much Attention To Fine Details
Mae West Gas Pump: Vintage Fry 117, Full Museum Quality Restoration
This is a fully restored, original Mae West gas pump, with period correct Phillips 66 signage. Manufactured by Guarantee Liquid Measure Company, the Fry Model 117 is among the most popular, and highly collector coveted models from the early 1900's. This pump's popularity is due in part to its unique, curved design which lead to it being nicknamed after the famous curvaceous actress of that era. At ArtFactory.com our experts fully restored this one to museum quality condition. This means all parts both inside and out, even those that you don't see, and to top it all off, our restorations are supervised by award winning artist H.J. Nick, and signed by him as a work of world class fine art upon completion. This pump 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 original 10 gallon clear glass cylinder. It is a hand operated, visible gas pump from the early 20th century, and features original, period correct signage for Phillips 66, including original belly plate sign and milk glass gas globe.
Vintage Mae West Gas Pump Specifications
- Type: Original Visible Hand Crank Operated Gas Pump
- Company: Guaranteed Liquid Measure Company (Fry Gas Pump)
- Globe: Original Period Correct Phillips 66 Milk Glass Globe
- Model: 117 (Mae West)
- Station Signage: Phillips 66 (With Period Correct Color Scheme)
- Era: 1910's-1920's (Manufacture Plate Dated 1923)
- Place Of Manufacture: Rochester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- Color: Orange/Black
- Globe: Original Double Sided Milk Glass Phillips 66 Logo Globe
- Tank: Original 10 Gallon Glass
- Dimensions: 119 Inches Tall Without Globe (Total Height With Globe 132 Inches) 24 Inch Base Diameter
- Custom Heavy Duty Base 6 Wheel Dolly Secured To Original Base Mounts With Mar Proof Wheels For Easy One Person Moving
- Condition: Fully Restored To Working, Museum Quality Collector Condition, A 101 Point World Class Fine Art Restoration By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
- Shipping Weight: 470 pounds
Vintage Restored Mae West Gas Pump Additional Details
When we say all original, we mean all the way down to the fully restored original measuring sticks as pictured. This Mae West gas pump features an original, glass, 10 gallon tank, and is mounted on a base with wheels so that it can be moved easily. This vintage Fry 117 gas pump has been branded with a Phillips 66 color scheme original from the period. It features an original milk glass, gas pump globe that is correct to the era. The vintage gas pump that has been restored here is one of Fry's most highly collected models of visible pump. The body of the pump is galvanized metal and has been painted red to match the belly plate and globe. The glass gas tank includes original measuring sticks, and a price placard. The pump was originally manufactured by Guaranteed Liquid Measure Company of Rochester, Pennsylvania, and includes original serial, and model number plates.
This vintage visible gas pump has been completely restored to museum quality. All parts are historically correct and original, and are in full working order. Contact ArtFactory.com today at 1-800-292-0008 to get pricing on this vintage Mae West gas pump, or get started on your own vintage gas pump restoration today. We can restore vintage gas pumps to any station or theme of your choice. Not only that, but we are a one stop shop for your petroliana themed man cave, and have one of the largest selections of authentic, collectible vintage porcelain signs for sale anywhere. Don't settle for low quality reproductions that will never have any long term value, when you can own "the genuine article".
Why Are The Fry 17 And 117 Gas Pumps Referred To As "Mae West"?
The Fry Model's 17 and 117 gas pumps were commonly nicknamed "Mae West" after the curvaceous actress of the era, due to their hourglass shape. This unique shape, and connection to the popular actress makes these models of pump's particularly desirable to collector's, and these model's of Fry visible gas pump are very highly sought after.
About Mae West
Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, singer, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned over seven decades. She was known for her breezy sexual independence, and her lighthearted bawdy double entendres, often delivered in a husky contralto voice. She was active in vaudeville and on stage in New York City before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry. West was one of the most controversial movie stars of her day; she encountered many problems, especially censorship. She once quipped, "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. Read More At: Mae West on Wikipedia
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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.
Mae West 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.