Restored Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump: With Original Texaco Globe – VPGB176-05

Model T-178 Fully Restored To Working, Museum Quality Collectible Standards

Painted Fire Engine Red And Topped Off With The Iconic Texaco Star Milk Glass Gas Globe. Investment Quality For The Serious Petroliana Aficionado


Restored Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump: With Original Texaco Globe

restored Gilbert & Barker visible gas pumpThis is a genuine, restored Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump circa 1918 model T-176 ten gallon hand pump. Our experts at restored this pump with historically correct Texaco branding. We restored this vintage visible gas pump completely, to museum quality. Furthermore, all parts on this antique gas pump are original. Additionally, every aspect of this pump is historically correct to the period. Most importantly, in full working order.

Includes Original Texaco Milk Glass Gas Globe

All brass parts are solid polished original brass. Atop, sits the rare and collector coveted "Milk Glass" gas globe. This is an original, milk glass globe from 1920s era Texaco. The petroliana signs on this antique Gilbarco Brand pump are, indeed, authentic porcelain enamel ad signs. This means original signs from the same era (no fake foreign made parts or reproduction signs used)!

Internal Parts Restored To Working Museum Quality

restored Gilbert & Barker visible gas pump

All antique gas pumps, vintage memorabilia, automobilia, and petroliana available from are real collectable appreciable assets. We do not deal in fakes or reproductions, whatsoever. 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 collectable fine art at the highest world class collector level. All internal parts have been polished and rebuilt. Above all, this pump is in fully working order. Unquestionably, a must have for any serious collector. Our antiques restoration experts have spent countless hours, explicitly detailing each internal and external part.

Contact to order your vintage gas pump restored to this level of expert master craftsmanship available in any gas pump style. Our restorations are the finest quality available anywhere because nobody else matches our level of experience, or attention to detail. Call 1-800-292-0008 for pricing on a restored Gilbert & Barker visible gas pump. Restored vintage gas pumps are available in any color or gas station brand.


Due to our earned reputation, we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. Because most of our items have a waiting list, if you're looking for a specific collectible restored to this level, please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (refundable deposit required). Call 1-800-292-0008

Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump Specifications

  • Gas Company: Texaco (globe c.1920s)
  • Make/Model: Gilbert & Barker T-176 10-Gallon Visible Pump
  • Era: 1918-1920s
  • Color: Red, white, black, and green
  • Height: 101 3/4" (without globe)
  • Base Diameter: 20"
  • Condition: Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
  • Notable Features:
    Original milk glass globe light with two Texaco milk glass advertising inserts. G&B double action piston hand pump model with glass 10 gallon tank.

The History Behind The Pump

1901–38: Beginnings

Gippsland Motor Garage

A 1972 reconstruction of a 1929 Maffra original, the Gippsland Motor Garage has original 1930s petrol bowsers and advertising. Photo By: Gippslander2012

Texaco was founded in Beaumont, Texas as the Texas Fuel Company in 1901. In 1905, it established an operation in Antwerp, Belgium, under the name Continental Petroleum Company, which it acquired control of in 1913.The next year, Texaco moved to new offices in Houston on the corner of San Jacinto and Rusk. In 1928, Texaco became the first U.S. oil company to sell its gasoline nationwide under one single brand name in all 48 states

Read More At: Texaco on Wikipedia

Gilbarco Type T-176

This is an original Gilbert & Barker T-176 Visible Gas Pump, circa 1918-1920s. This antique gas pump is the improved sight measure nozzle control visible pump T-176 model that features the progressive method of delivery, semaphore signal ("To Car" or "To Storage"), G&B double action piston pumping unit with padlock, and accurate measure with two sets of quality markers inside the 10 gallon glass cylinder.

Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Company
Pumps and Tanks for the Oil Trade
Springfield, Mass.

Gilbarco Type T-176 Ten Gallon Hand Operated Eye Measure, Wet Hose Visible Pump

Pumping Unit -- G&B double-acting, piston type cylinder pumping unit, pumps gasoline on both forward and back stroke of handle. Delivers ten gallons to bowl with only twelve and one half strokes. Pump is strongly built, with hardened steel driving links and pins, reducing wear to a minimum. Self-adjusting spring tension stuffing box lessens need for frequent attention. Pump handle is of pressed steel; will not break. Shell door and pump handle equipped with padlocks.

Gasoline Bowl -- Special glass with prevents discoloration of clear or fading of colored gasoline.

Markers -- Aluminum quality markers of special design with large numeral discs, easily read, placed inside the bowl enable operator to obtain highest degrees of accuracy on every quantity measured.

Semaphore Signal -- A special G&B feature. Semaphore signal is displayed prominently at side of pump, and indicates direction of flow of gasoline - "To Car" or "To Storage." Semaphore indicator is interlocked with drain valve operating lever, so that when drain valve is opened, signal points "To Storage," and when valve is closed, arrow points "To Car."

Lighting -- Bulb socket in dome cover just over bowl, lights up globe, and shines down through glass skylight into the bowl, brilliantly illuminating the gasoline.

Shell -- The pressed steel shell, ribbed for stiffness, provides ample space for displaying trade-marks and the proportions of the pump, its symmetry and dignified design combine to produce an attractive appearance.

Hose and Nozzle -- 10' length of 1" flexible, metallic, fabric covered hose and positive, quick closing nozzle are provided. At night nozzle is inserted inside the pump, and the door is closed and fastened.

Underwriter's Label
Height Overall (less globe) 101 3/4"
Base 20" in diameter. 6 bolt holes in base casting.
Shipping Weight Approximately 380 pounds.

Vintage Visible Gas Pumps Fully Restored To Museum Quality Standards

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At 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.

Restored Gilbert & Barker 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.

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