Attempting to get a Eco 97 functioning. Removed the housing covers and hooked up air. There is air leaking out of a small rectangular port just below the main valve. And there is no difference when closing the hook. New to this tireflator operation. I've checked Jack Sim's site and know what parts are available and he offers a rebuild service. Seems like my problem goes beyond diaphram and strainer gasket replacement. I know there is a lot of expertise with these units on this forum. What direction should I go??? Thanks in advance. Bob
Just a follow up. I have 11 units coming out of Iowa and 10 out of New York. Hoping for 10 from SoCal....soon? For all the guys who answered my call, I want to say Thank You! It is greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Paul www.severngaspumps.com
I have a 25' hexagon with the proper yard arm for sale on my site. It is under For Sale..."Original Signs". It came out of Auburn, Alabama, where I picked it up, and is at my shop in Maryland. It can be freighted to you or you can pick it up with a flat bed car trailer. Rhode Island to here and back is a daytrip. Paul www.severngaspumps.com cell 410-245-3210
Thank you both for the insight. Do either of you know why it does not mention Socony at all?
Socony Vacuum was the name of the US-based company, each foreign arm was given a different name specific to the area. For instance, Swedish cans from the 50s display the Vacuum Oil Co AB name, no Socony mention.
Good morning Markus...I just recently stripped out two 70's, and have all the items you listed...Not sure at this point how heavy and how big of a box it will take to ship...You can have the parts for free...Give me a week to gather all the parts, weigh them and I can give you a weight. I will need a shipping address..I think we can pull this off, just need a little time... send me a pm with any details (address) and we can go from there...Warren (SWABBY).
Me thinks this one is beyond the time we thought we had seen it all. In line with the reach this fantasy already presents, I guess we could acknowledge there were four different grades of product available back in the heyday of this London based Company - Kerosene, white gas or lamp oil, gasoline and diesel. Hard to imagine the creator going from round to square lines in the makeup of the standing column.
That can would hold 5 gallons of petroleum product. It would usually sit on the side or in the back of a tank wagon that held various bulk products. It could just travel in a wagon or a pickup. It might hold a specialty fuel or oil. That can is post 1900. Early cans had no ribs/flutes, next were horizontal ribs. Later cans had the vertical ribs. That tag indicates that it was approved for sales in those states. Inside the top of the neck should be a brass tag that says something like "5 gallons to this point", with an arrow. I would vaguely say from the teens to the 30's for a date. My research indicates that these were not painted at all. I have some that are not painted. They are soda blasted, which gives a super smooth finish compared to sandblasting. In general I believe that is a fair price for that can with the company name. Some would argue higher, some lower. It is, of course, yours to paint or not paint to your liking.
Thanks for all of this info, Stu.
I've seen plenty of Sunoco, Sinclair and SOCONY versions of this can. I've never come across a Cities Service version so I grabbed it for what the seller was willing to cut it loose. This can will have a nice soda blasting in the spring. I'd rather keep it original finish rather than slop paint on it.
I don't know anything about it. But my first thought (which is a guess) is that it is a jar to hold paint, to paint the letters or white walls on your tires. I'm probably wrong, but just taking a jab at it.