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Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? #693393
Tue Aug 29 2017 11:18 AM
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So I picked that sterling sign the other day and in the same barn I found three Bennett air meters in original boxes- never taken out of boxes still have plastic over them from the fifties. Two are green one is red. Even the boxes say Bennett on them. Anyone have any idea of market value? I'm going back up Friday to try to buy and would love sone pricing assistance. Thanks guys

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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693396
Tue Aug 29 2017 12:19 PM
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How do you put a price on the Holy Grail of air meters?

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693397
Tue Aug 29 2017 12:33 PM
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What model number air meter are we talking about? Have pictures?

Bennett and ECO shared the same factory location after 1930.


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693403
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I'm going back Friday to get them. There are three with original boxes never been out. 1 red two green. My sterling sign came from same place guy was a delivery and dismantle man for Quaker state. No pictures but I hope to come home with them all Friday. Has anyone ever seen that sterling sign I put s post up about? Can't find another like it.

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693405
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I can't find any with original boxes either that sold to get an approximate figure on.

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693502
Thu Aug 31 2017 01:23 AM
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It's a bennet 98 and has all original paperwork. Cellophane covering, brochures, original stamped eco air line and connections, original box. Brand new old stock serial number s 7 1001

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Oldgas Moderator] #693504
Thu Aug 31 2017 02:45 AM
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It's s bennet 98 original everything never used even has original eco stamped air line and fittings/ shipping tags to Quaker state and sterling refinery

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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693527
Thu Aug 31 2017 07:00 AM
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What great find, good for you. And you said there are three?


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693529
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Yes I have the other two one turquoise colored and another red. I paid quite a bit. Anyone have any clue of value? Just trying to see how much I can recoup for the two I'm keeping 😁

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693534
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It's actually a ECO 98

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693538
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Correct. I put the wrong model.

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693539
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IF ITS A WALL MOUNT ITS A 97 OR MAYBE IT MIGHT BE A FACTORY REBUILD THAT THEY TOOK THE PEDESTAL OFF.

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693540
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Actually it's a wall mount with an option for a pedestal according to the bro sure included with that anybody got an idea of the value

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693554
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Well no one had a ballpark value so I listed it on eBay to let the world decide. I'll be curious to see the value

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693597
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Bil, perhaps you would want to list the eBay auction number here, since you are an Old Gas member. Old Gas receives a small amount from eBay (goes to help run Old Gas), if a person bids through the link at the bottom of the page. John

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #693621
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There is a topic about this item in the Online Auctions, eBay section of the forum

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=693604


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #694370
Wed Sep 13 2017 07:40 AM
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I see where it closed at $2,475....congrats to the owner and seller....


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #694381
Wed Sep 13 2017 11:35 AM
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Reserve not met.

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: coopersplace] #694431
Wed Sep 13 2017 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted By coopersplace
Reserve not met.

wow

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: JimT] #694959
Wed Sep 20 2017 07:46 AM
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I missed the fine print...LOL


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #694962
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Since the thread started out with a request for a value, clearly the OP thought it was worth more than $2,475. What do you think it is worth as a NIB Eco 98? Or is this a case of Great Expectations?

Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #694966
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I can't believe anyone would bid it to that or that the OP thinks its worth more.
If you took the box and instructions away, 99.9 % of the people would think its just a very nice restored air meter( that would sell in the 1200 range)
So that is one expensive Damn box!!!


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Re: Bennett sir meter in original Bennett box value??? [Re: Bil] #695031
Thu Sep 21 2017 07:28 AM
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I agree with Minuteman--there were literally thousands of these air meters produced and having an NOS example is nice, but it really isn't worth that kind of premium! I still have a hard time with the $1200 valuation but they seem to bring it?


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