Restored Texaco Visible Gas Pump: Original Gilbert & Barker Model T-176 – VPGB176-6

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Restored Texaco Visible Gas Pump: Original Gilbert & Barker Model T-176

This is a genuine Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump model T-176 ten gallon hand pump from about 1918 that has been completely restored to museum quality. All parts on this antique gas pump are original, historically correct, and in full working order. This old gas pump features the rare - collector preferred "Milk Glass" gas globe - an original milk glass globe from the 1920s era for Texaco gasoline. All antique gas pumps, vintage memorabilia, automobilia, and petroliana available from ArtFactory.com are real collectable appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. 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 collectable fine art at the highest world class collector level.

Restored Texaco Visible Gas Pump Specifications:

  • Gas Company: Texaco (globe c.1920s)
  • Manufacturer: Gilbert & Barker
  • Model: T-176 10-Gallon Visible Pump
  • Era: 1918-1920s
  • Color - Red/White/Black/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.

Restored Texaco Visible Gas Pump Additional Details

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 genuine solid brass antique padlock, and accurate measure with two sets of quality markers inside the 10 gallon glass cylinder.


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From Original Sales Literature

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

Gilbert & Barker T-176 Sight Measure Nozzle Control Visible Pump

Semaphore Signal -- This is an exclusive feature of G&B visible pumps and an important on to you because it secures the confidence of your customers and is looked upon favorably by sealing authorities everywhere.

Pumping Unit -- The heart of a visible pump is the pumping unit and thousands of users of these visible pumps concede that for speed of delivery, ease of opertion and long service without trouble, few pumps equal this G&B double-acting pumping unit. It delivers ten gallons with twelve and one-half strokes, and its operation is easier than most pumps. It is strongly built throughout, having driving lings and pins of hardened steel, which practically eliminate wear. A self-adjusting spring tension stuffing box through which the piston rod passes lessens the need for frequent attention at this point.

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.

Texaco Gilbert & Barker Visible Gas Pump

Texaco ("The Texas Company") is the name of an American oil retail brand. It began as the Texas Fuel Company, founded in 1901 in Beaumont, Texas, by Joseph S. Cullinan, Thomas J. Donoghue, Walter Benona Sharp, and Arnold Schlaet upon the discovery of oil at Spindletop. In 1928, Texaco became the first U.S. oil company to sell its gasoline nationwide under one single brand name in all 48 states (50 states after Alaska and Hawaii joined the Union in 1959).

In 1931, Texaco purchased Indian Oil Company, based in Illinois. This expanded Texaco's refining and marketing base in the Midwest and also gave Texaco the rights to Indian's Havoline motor oil, which became a Texaco product. The next year, Texaco introduced Fire Chief gasoline nationwide, a motor fuel that meets the octane requirements for fire engines.

Shell began converting its Texaco stations to the Shell brand the next year. In July 2004, Chevron regained non-exclusive rights to the Texaco brand name in the U.S.

Source: wikipedia.org

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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.

Restored Texaco 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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