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Help Identify this..Pump?
#737416 Fri Oct 18 2019 01:54 PM
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Hi
I am new to the forum.
I am hoping someone can tell me what this is and give me any particulars about it.
Please let me know if you need more pictures; I'm happy to upload more.
I have no idea what it is or where to start looking.

Thank you, in advance for any and all assistance👍

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Re: Help Identify this..Pump?
LotsofStuff #737456 Sat Oct 19 2019 05:49 AM
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Bowser curb pump?

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LotsofStuff #737468 Sat Oct 19 2019 09:56 AM
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I'm pretty sure it's a Gilbert & Barker #6 dated around 1916, sometimes used in Mercantiles to pump kerosene.

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LotsofStuff #737475 Sat Oct 19 2019 11:00 AM
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Wow, thank you!
I googled Gilbert & Barker and found this site from the Smithsonians National Museum of American History

This Gilbert & Barker Model T-6 is one of the first gasoline pumps that counted the number of gallons pumped. In 1865, Charles Gilbert and John Barker formed a company to manufacture a "gas machine" that vaporized petroleum distillates for lighting systems. Gilbert & Barker later manufactured oil burners for industrial furnaces, and in 1910 the company added hand-operated gasoline pumps to its product line

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1326341

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LotsofStuff #737476 Sat Oct 19 2019 11:06 AM
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Refurbishing this is just not an option for me. I don't know it for a fact but I assume that since it's so old, parts would be difficult to find too so they would have to be manufactured; right?
So what are my options? Is there a demand for 100+ year old pumps in need of restoration? Any advise?

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LotsofStuff #737477 Sat Oct 19 2019 11:10 AM
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BTW; 🤔the Smithsonian version looks soooo much nicer than the one I have doesn't it

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LotsofStuff #737479 Sat Oct 19 2019 12:09 PM
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I like yours better .

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LotsofStuff #737480 Sat Oct 19 2019 12:15 PM
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Thank you Wasatch Man
A lot of collectors prefer their collections to be aged.. with dignity.

Just need to stop the rust from destroying it...along with finding a new home for it--- but I understand that's for another thread.

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The Model 6 was introduced at least as early as 1906. The different versions of the 6 are shown on page 194 and 195 of my Gas Pump Bible identification book. Some very good pictures are shown on this page of my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/gb%206.htm

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Author, 1st & 2nd editions of Gas Pump ID book, 3rd edition is now available at www.gaspumpbible.com
Air Meter ID book also available
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LotsofStuff #737493 Sat Oct 19 2019 02:31 PM
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Great information Jack Sim

Thank you very much👍👏

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If you need a copy of the parts breakdown and sales literature, they run $8.50 (for both) shipped.
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rscobie(TheAtSymbol)gaspump.com
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LotsofStuff #737524 Sat Oct 19 2019 08:45 PM
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Thank you Ron Scobie. I will contact you later about it.


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