Sinclair Vintage Visible Gas Pump: Fully Restored Fry “Mae West” – FGP642
This Is An Original Fry “Mae West” 10 Gallon Visible Hand Pump From The 1920s
We Have Completely Restored This Old Gas Pump To Better Than Original Condition. All Parts Are Correct And Original, And Pump Is In Full Working Order
Sinclair Vintage Visible Gas Pump: Fry Mae West Model Fully Restored
This is an original Sinclair vintage visible gas pump. It is a Fry "Mae West", ten gallon visible hand pump from the 1920s. At ArtFactory.com we have completely restored this old gas pump to better than the original. All parts are correct and original and are in full working order. All brass parts on this antique gas pump are solid polished original brass. Rare Collectors Preferred "Milk Glass" - original milk glass globe. All gas pump signage is original porcelain from the original era (no fake foreign made parts or fake signs used). All internal gas pump parts have been polished and rebuilt to complete working order.
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All antique gas pumps, automobila, petroliana, and memorabilia is 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 fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level.
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 Restorations means a world class restoration service 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. Order your custom antique gas pump restored in any color scheme with your favorite gas station branding call today 1-800-292-0008.
Sinclair Gasoline And Fry Gas Pump Historical Facts
Sinclair Oil Corporation is an American petroleum corporation, founded by Harry F. Sinclair on May 1, 1916 as the Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation by combining the assets of 11 small petroleum companies. Originally a New York corporation, Sinclair Oil reincorporated in Wyoming in 1976. The corporation's logo features the silhouette of a large green dinosaur. Sinclair has long been a fixture on American roads with its dinosaur logo and mascot, an Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus).
During September 1919, Harry F. Sinclair restructured Sinclair Oil & Refining Corporation, Sinclair Gulf Corporation, and 26 other related entities into Sinclair Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1932, this new entity was renamed Consolidated Oil Corporation. In 1943, it was renamed Sinclair Oil Corporation. Near the beginning of the Great Depression, Sinclair sold the remaining interest in its pipeline subsidiary to Standard Oil Company (Indiana) for US$72.5 million (Standard Oil had purchased a 50% interest in the pipeline subsidiary in 1921). With these funds, including an additional US$33.5 million from an additional common stock issue, Sinclair retired a number of promissory notes and prepared to weather the Depression with the remaining supply of cash.
During the Great Depression, Sinclair saved a number of other petroleum companies from receivership or bankruptcy, and acquired others to expand its operations. In 1932, Sinclair purchased the assets of Prairie Oil & Gas's pipeline and producing companies in the southern United States, and the Rio Grande Oil Company in California. The purchase of Prairie also gave Sinclair a 65-percent interest in Producers & Refiners Corporation (or Parco), which Sinclair subsequently acquired when Parco entered receivership in 1934. Lastly, in 1936, Sinclair purchased the East Coast marketing subsidiary of Richfield Oil Company, which had operated in receivership for several years. Richfield then reorganized, resulting in the creation of the Richfield Oil Corporation. Sinclair was instrumental in transferring capital and managerial assets into Richfield. Thirty years later, Richfield merged with Atlantic Refining, located on the East Coast, forming Atlantic Richfield.
Sinclair Dinoland plastic Brontosaurus, 1964, in the collection of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis At the Chicago World's Fair of 1933-1934, Sinclair sponsored a dinosaur exhibit meant to point out the putative correlation between the formation of petroleum deposits and the Age of Dinosaurs. The exhibit included a two-ton animated model of a brontosaur. The exhibit proved so popular it inspired a promotional line of rubber brontosaurs at Sinclair stations, complete with wiggling heads and tails, and the eventual inclusion of the brontosaur logo. Later, inflatable dinosaurs were given as promotional items, and an anthropomorphic version appeared as a service-station attendant in advertisements. Some locations have a life-size model of the mascot straddling the building's entrance.
At the New York World's Fair of 1964-1965, Sinclair again sponsored a dinosaur exhibit, "Dinoland," featuring life-size replicas of nine different dinosaurs, including their signature brontosaurus. Souvenirs from the exhibit included a brochure ("Sinclair and the Exciting World of Dinosaurs") and molded plastic figurines of the dinosaurs featured. After the Fair closed, Dinoland spent a period of time as a traveling exhibit. Two of the replicas are still on display to this day at Dinosaur Valley State Park near Glen Rose, Texas.
Sinclair Vintage Visible Gas Pump Specifications:
- Gas Company: Sinclair
- Make/Model: Fry Mae West Gas Pump - Guarantee Liquid Measure
- Era: 1920s
- Color: Green and white
- Height: 119"
- Base Diameter: 24"
- Condition: Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
- Notable Features:
Authentic Sinclair HC milk glass inserts on an original milk glass gas pump globe light. Fry 117 hand pump model with 10 gallon glass tank.
Fry Visible Gas Pump Original Sales Literature
The GUARANTEE VISIBLE was designed and placed on the market to fill a demand created by the motor car owner for a pump which would give him a gallon of gasoline for every gallon paid for.
The GUARANTEE VISIBLE is the aristocrat of the pump world. Its symmetrical lines and handsome appearance make it a decoration to any service station, while the visible measure calls out to the car owner, "Here is the place to secure full measure. Buy from me, and you are assured of a gallon for every gallon paid for.
With its combination of vacuum feed and transparent container, the GUARANTEE VISIBLE has, at one stroke, removed every objection which applied to the old style piston pump. No matter how it is operated, it cannot give less NOR MORE that a gallon for a gallon. The delivering valve is placed at a sufficient height to guarantee an ample fall to the tank of any automobile or truck, thus insuring perfect draining of the hose, and in the nozzle of the hose is a copper screen of exceedingly fine mesh which strains all solid matter and water from the gasoline and eliminates carburetor troubles. And this is all done without loss of time. The GUARANTEE VISIBLE will serve as many customers in a given length of time as any other pump now on the market, and at the same time serve them in a manner which will insure their return.
For the past three years we have recognized the growing need for a fast, visible, 10-gallon capacity, hand operated pump at a low price. Equipment No. 117 Double Action is the answer. This pump has been painstakenly developed, each feature being included only after it had been thoroughly proved by continuous operation under field conditions. Careful investigation has shown that the pump that would perfectly meet the need must have these qualities - Absolute accuracy, visibility, speed, simplicity, low installation cost, low-up-keep and low selling price.
All of these requirements have been completely met in Equipment No. 117 - and more, it is a beautiful pump. The pumping unit is conveniently located in the base. All pipe work completely concealed within the symmetrical pedestal. It has the famous Fry adjustable over-flow principle of measurement, which makes possible absolute and continuous accuracy. It is visible. The pumping unit is double action; and operates with a minimum of effort; literally speaking, it is the fastest visible hand pump made.
Its mechanical construction is simple and durable. The double action pumping unit is all metal; no leathers or washers. It will work for years without even an adjustment. Every part is immediately accessible. The installation is simple and inexpensive. There are no check or foot valves that affect the measurement.It is labeled by the Underwriters Laboratories.
We tell you with confidence that this is a perfect pump. It is handsome in appearance, a wonderful business-getter and you can install it and forget it so far as upkeep is concerned.
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.
Sinclair Vintage 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.