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#739219 Wed Nov 20 2019 08:23 AM
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Can anyone tell me what pump this is and the approximate year it was made ?

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sjf5414 #739220 Wed Nov 20 2019 08:28 AM
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Tokheim 39

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The picture is out of focus. These were never that wide at the bottom. They were pretty straight up and down. This is also the short version which means around 1950? Paul www.severngaspumps.com

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Originally Posted by gasmansgp
These were never that wide at the bottom. They were pretty straight up and down.

This pump only LOOKS bigger at the bottom in the photo. That is due to camera technology at the time. I took 5 years of photography back in the day. That is probably from a poor ’zoom’ lense back in the day. It would distort all of the objects at the edge of the frame. I almost guarantee this was cropped from a larger picture and the pump was at the bottom-right of the frame.

Or the picture was taken with an old 8x10 view camera (pictured below) or some other smaller camera with bellows, which you had to have the bellows parallel to the object or it would also distort the view.

Keep this in mind when looking at other old pics, if they are distorted, specifically near the edges.

I guarantee it wasn’t taken with an iPhone. smile

-Steve

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sjf5414 #739258 Wed Nov 20 2019 11:46 PM
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Go to this page of my website: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/tokheim%2039l-ra.htm

There is also a picture of every Tokheim 39 shown in my Gas Pump Identification book.

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Air Meter ID book also available
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I think I have the photo turned correctly now. Thank you all for your help on identifying this pump !

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I think the door is just sticking out at the bottom. You can see the gap in the picture just above.

Jack Sim


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