Mae West Vintage Gas Pump: Restored Visible With Standard Oil Globe – VGP4272
This Fry Model 17 Gas Pump From Guaranteed Liquid Measure Corporation Features A 5 Gallon Visible Tank And Original Standard Oil Torch Flame Globe
Fully Restored Both Inside And Out By Our Experts To World Class Museum Collectible Condition, And Is Signed As World Class Fine Art By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick
Mae West Vintage Gas Pump: Restored Visible With Standard Oil Globe
The Guaranteed Liquid Measure Visible Pump used throughout the early 1920s, was often referred to as the Mae West Vintage 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, are nicknamed after the curvaceous actress from 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.
This Mae West vintage gas pump has been branded with Standard Oil color scheme and globe that is original from the period. It features a rare original torch flame gas pump globe that is correct to the era. The vintage gas pump that has been restored here is one of Fry's's most highly collected models of visible pump. The body of the pump is galvanized metal and has been painted red, white, and blue. The glass gas tank includes original measuring sticks, and a price placard. The pump was originally manufactured by Standard Liquid Measure Company in Rochester, Pennsylvania, and includes original serial, and model number plates.
Mae West Vintage Gas Pump Specifications
- Gas Company: Standard Oil
- Make/Model: Fry 17 Visible Gas Pump
- Tank Capacity: 5 Gallons
- Era: 1920's
- Color: Red/White/Blue
- Height: 119" (with globe)
- Base Diameter: 24 Inches
- Place Of Manufacture: Rochester, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
- Condition: Fully Restored To Working, Museum Quality Collector Condition Including All Parts Both Inside And Out, And Signed By Award Winning Artist H.J. Nick As World Class Fine Art
- Notable Features:
Authentic Standard Oil Torch Flame globe light, and genuine Standard Oil belly plate sign.
Mae West Vintage Gas Pump Additional Details
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.
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 Mae West vintage 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
Visible Gas Pump Restoration Before And After Photos
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.
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Mae West Vintage 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.