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#692353 - Fri Aug 11 2017 10:58 PM Help needed with ID of station lighters
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
Hello everyone,

I drove from California to Iowa again this year hoping to find some hidden treasures. Well this is my best find and purchase. These came out of the rafters of an old Derby gas station somewhere in Nebraska. They were in the original boxes labeled the Derby Oil company. The boxes fell apart and crumbled to pieces unfortunately and could not be saved. Has anyone ever seen pump lights like this? I am assuming they are some kind of aftermarket generic light but not sure. Any help or comments are welcome.

Thanks Rob


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#692354 - Fri Aug 11 2017 10:59 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
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#692355 - Fri Aug 11 2017 11:04 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
keithia Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 14 2001
Loc: USA
No idea what they are but darn those are nice! I am going to have to take a road trip from Iowa to California and see what I find!
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#692359 - Sat Aug 12 2017 12:03 AM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
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Registered: Thu Jun 19 2008
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Nice find!
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#692362 - Sat Aug 12 2017 04:59 AM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Coops 427]
JimT Offline
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Registered: Fri Dec 06 2002
Loc: Cleveland,Ohio U.S.A.
Nice! Look like Neptune?

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#692365 - Sat Aug 12 2017 07:47 AM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
advertologist Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 07 2007
Loc: So. Ca.
has the deco look, good find .. ... cool
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#692402 - Sat Aug 12 2017 08:11 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
In my new book I have put all the pump lights in their own section so it is easier to ID one like this, but.....none of the 24 looks like this one.

All that I have ID have two like arms holding the light, this has a piece of pipe going straight up. Not a Neptune, but I don't know what it is.

Can I have your permission to include it in the book, even if I have to list it as unidentified?

Jack Sim
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#692411 - Sat Aug 12 2017 09:52 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
I'm confused its my newbieness. You guys think they are pump towers or half of light post between pumps? Would make a neat pole with air and water.
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#692412 - Sat Aug 12 2017 10:00 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Loyd Pierce]
cggas Offline
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Registered: Thu Oct 02 2003
Loc: northern in.
They call them stationlighters, they usually mount to the globe holder on top of a pump, but some pumps hav a special top for use with the stationlighter attachment. Loyd I don't think u can get off as a newbie!! They would match a national A-38's body lines well. I think they are just generic stationlighters... meaning not made by a pump manufacturer. Chris


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#692414 - Sat Aug 12 2017 10:20 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Loyd Pierce Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 13 2011
Loc: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
Thanks Chris, not a fluted pole top. What I thought,never seen one without harp.
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#692417 - Sat Aug 12 2017 11:48 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Gas Pump Rob Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 10 2002
Loc: California
Thanks for all the positive comments so far. Jack you have my permission to use the pictures but if you need better pictures without the stuff in the background just let me know. The strange thing to me is why has not anyone seen any like these if they are Generic? Seems like the manufacturer would knock out many hundreds like them? Both have a cord and plug coming out the bottom to plug into a globe light socket.

Rob

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#692500 - Sun Aug 13 2017 10:34 PM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
tulareone Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 07 2006
Loc: tulare, ca
Rob-- I have the same one-- with mines having the typical 2 arms to hold the top and has the light socket -- I was told from the collector I bought from it was for a neptune pump -- now there 3 of them in ca -- ruben
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#692510 - Mon Aug 14 2017 06:36 AM Re: Help needed with ID of station lighters [Re: Gas Pump Rob]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Good looking Stationlighters.
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