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#684463 - Tue Apr 11 2017 09:27 PM Newbie here
Ironalley Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Apr 11 2017
Loc: Washington State USA
Hi all been looking at your site and looks like a great place to get and give information on our journey of bringing the past back to life.
I'm here in Wa. and been farming here most of my life, so been finding some great treasures in the canyons and hid behind old buildings. I had my eye on this old gas pump since I was 15, at the neighbors farm next to us, the farm sold and they tore the old house down but left the old wooden shop that the pump was next to and used it to pump diesel for the tractors. So my life went on and 40 years go by and the old pump stands it ground pumping over them years. I ask the owner if he'd part with it but he's still using it.
So a year ago I mentioned it again and he said yea its getting old and hard to prime when they go to use it. So he replaced it and mentioned to me his son wanted it so I'm out of luck I thought, then I run in to him again last week and asked him again, he said he guess his son wasn't that interested and told me to go get it. Happy me after all those years and what I can't believe is that with it being located right next to the canal and no house nearby it wasn't vandalized or stolen. So l went with my pickup, and still wasn't sure what type of pump it was or brand. So it's a 1935 Tokheim model 34. Its all complete except the inspection cover is missing and was full of bird nests, dead birds and poop lol
Any way nice to know you all!

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#684477 - Wed Apr 12 2017 12:35 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
Dave's Garage Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Mon Dec 05 2011
Loc: Abbotsford, British Columbia, ...
Welcome to Oldgas.com!

Nice pump and an interesting personal connection with it. It will always hold a special place in your collection.
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Dave GILL,
Dave's Garage & Memorabilia, Inc.

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#684478 - Wed Apr 12 2017 01:22 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
huskybob Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Welcome to OldGas....... always nice to see members from the dry side of the state on here.

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#684482 - Wed Apr 12 2017 07:40 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
advertologist Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
welcome aboard .. ... cool
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RANDY

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#684484 - Wed Apr 12 2017 08:52 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
SandPCollector Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Aug 29 2014
Loc: Plano TX
Welcome to Oldgas. Good story on the years long hunt and happy ending!
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Regards, Jim

I collect gas pump salt and pepper shakers
and the plastic coin banks both made by AVSCO.

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#684489 - Wed Apr 12 2017 09:39 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
pickurt Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Sun Mar 10 2013
Loc: Northern California
Welcome.

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Kurt

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#684534 - Wed Apr 12 2017 07:53 PM Re: Newbie here [Re: pickurt]
JimT Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Welcome. Great first pump.

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#684537 - Wed Apr 12 2017 09:09 PM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Welcome to OldGas! What a great pump!
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Braden Splichal


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#684553 - Wed Apr 12 2017 11:47 PM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
Ironalley Offline
Member

Registered: Tue Apr 11 2017
Loc: Washington State USA
Thks All! for the grand welcome.


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#684574 - Thu Apr 13 2017 09:08 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
bsplichal95 Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat May 26 2012
Loc: Hays, Kansas
Love the 34!! Wow!
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Braden Splichal


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#684576 - Thu Apr 13 2017 10:20 AM Re: Newbie here [Re: Ironalley]
BrianH Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun May 01 2016
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Good story. Glad your years of persistence paid off for you and the price was right! Enjoy the pump and welcome to Oldgas.

BrianH

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