I stumbled into the preVisible gas pump and I’m having a bit of trouble trying to nail down which exact pump this is?
It noteably has the larger “elephant foot” base on it with the lower access door which to me looks a lot like a Wayne 2 pictured in Jacks book. The doors are unmarked and have the interior castings where the hose could be wound much like many of the Wayne curbside variants without overhead discharge. It seems though that this pump has had some modifications in its life including a very very rough notch cut where an overhead discharge pipe could come out as well as a rough hole cut to adapt for the use of a nozzle hanger on the lower side of the pump.
Further puzzling is the brass “button” on the side of the pump that is spring loaded. Confusingly it’s natural state (pushed out by the spring) is to let the doors swing open, it’s only when you push the button in do the locks engage on the pump doors and the brass pins slide into place keeping the doors latched, as soon as you take pressure off the large brass “button” the factory locks disengage and the doors are free to swing open. This system is fairly complicated as it moves a series of pins and springs.
The tower portion seems to somehow not match this piece, as you can see in the picture the lower part of the pump is smooth cast while the tower is fairly dimpled.
Is this a Wayne 2 or 85 modified at some point to resemble a 211 or 205? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Watchtower; Sat Mar 17 2018 12:28 AM.