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#680189 - Wed Feb 22 2017 02:15 PM First visible
Bass Master Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 05 2012
Loc: Peotone Illinois U.S.A
Finally after about 10 years of going back once a year to this farmers house, I was finally able to purchase my first visible, goes to show persistence pays off. Over the last 10 years I have been able to buy 3 pumps and a Coke cooler from this farmer, but he was always going to restore this pump back to what it was on the old family homestead (Purol Pep), and it was never for sale. Last year I finally got a maybe, and he took my phone number down in case something happened to him his wife would be able to get ahold of me to make a sale. I stopped by yesterday to talk to him, and found out he had a stroke last year after I was there, and he realized he probably will never get around to restoring the pump, so we finally made the sale today. smile Brian


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#680190 - Wed Feb 22 2017 02:20 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
BrianH Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Glad you were able to acquire the pump but sorry to hear that it took a serious health issue to bring about the sale. Hope the old farmer is doing ok.

BrianH

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#680191 - Wed Feb 22 2017 02:40 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
If it were me and if you're going to leave it outside I would put some clear satin on the skins to protect that cool decal. Really nice pump and sorry it took an illness for you to get it.
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#680195 - Wed Feb 22 2017 04:08 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Steven C. Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Like the others, sorry about the man's illness!!
But wow, great pump in nice original condition. Love the decal!
Congrats!!!
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Always interested in Sunoco items!
Really want a Sunoco National pump add glass!!

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#680205 - Wed Feb 22 2017 04:54 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Bass Master Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 05 2012
Loc: Peotone Illinois U.S.A
Thanks all for the replies!! The farmer is in his mid 80s and is doing quite well, other than a little slurred speech, he is still mobile. I don't think he really wanted to restore the pump, I think he just enjoyed me coming over and talking about the old days and history of the area, every time I went there we would talk for 1 to 2 hours, he is going to look for a photo of the pump on the old homestead from the 30s so I can make a copy of it. Les, the pump will be staying inside, I just took the picture of it outside.I will have questions for you guys in future as it seems some things are missing. Thanks again, Brian
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#680210 - Wed Feb 22 2017 05:37 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
JimT Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Nice score Brian. Your patience and persistence paid off!

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#680212 - Wed Feb 22 2017 05:54 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Yellow57 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Apr 14 2012
Loc: Ohio
Good score !! Glad all is well

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#680216 - Wed Feb 22 2017 06:19 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Done4 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon May 07 2012
Loc: Michigan, Union Pier
Glad to hear the big guy is going inside. Too cool to have ma nature beat it up. Good on you Brain.
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#680255 - Thu Feb 23 2017 10:03 AM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Koby Offline
Active Member

Registered: Sun Nov 25 2012
Loc: Syosset, NY
Congratulations Brian! This is what collecting is all about: the thrill of the hunt and the wonderful people you meet along the way!
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#680559 - Sun Feb 26 2017 10:53 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Awesome pump!!
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#680648 - Mon Feb 27 2017 08:32 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
I am glad you got the pump but I feel sorry for the farmer. Maybe since he enjoyed talking with you you could drop in once in a while and chat with him.

The pump looks great!
Rob

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#680649 - Mon Feb 27 2017 08:40 PM Re: First visible [Re: Bass Master]
ironheadtom Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Oct 12 2011
Loc: San Bernardino , Cal. USA
That is a good looking pump

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