Welcome, I plan on going to chickasha, hopefully the rain doesn't affect it to much
Im loading the trailer now. Heading to chickasha in 5hrs. Mine will be the 4th booth on the row against the north fence. (Basically in the NW corner, next to the vendor drive-in entrance. Nextdoor to a lamp-maker.) Are you getting a booth? Regardless come by and say hello
What the others said, its a Sinclair can. I have a quart oil can that is similar. Don't have a grease can like that. More interest probably to a Sinclair collector than a general can collector due to the plain look to it.
The can is "plain" ugly, imho. Thanks for the info
Hey Jim, You better be prepared for your next pump because when you get this one fixed up you'll be hooked and looking for your next project. In the hobby we call these the "art deco globe holder". Original is the best way to go (by the way I don't have any spares right now). They are not impossible to find but can be a bit pricey. Because of the way the original is made it takes a rather large hole to be cut. When you get ready to make the cut I'd be happy to send you a template made from an original top. You don't really need one but it might make you feel better before you start cutting. Remember what they say... measure twice, cut once...lol. Enjoy your pump, Tom.
Sounds like a Dino sign, made from 1959 on. Two different sizes. I would guess $1200 and up. Saw a very nice small version at Iowa Gas this year, think they were asking $4K for it. It sold, probably came down a little. Some people can get more money for the same item in my opinion. They are known in the hobby and have a reputation for selling nice original stuff.
$3885? Crazy high for that sign in that condition. A lot of people look at the hobby as an income and have way out of line prices. Look at auction results, a lot of stuff sells for prices at auctions that most probably would not sell if priced at the final hammer price at a show.