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Visible Bowser Pump Help #717303
Thu Sep 27 2018 11:19 PM
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I just picked up this old White Rose Bowser pump. As you can see the base was broke off near the top of the casting. From what I can gather by the length of the pipes this base would have been
close to 24 inches tall. The width of the skins is small at 7 and 8 inches wide. There is a lot of different things on this bowser and I have never seen another so I don't know the model,
even though it has a tag. The cylinder is only 27 inches tall, way shorter than most, the top is one piece cast pot metal. There is a locking lever, not sure, but I think there must be a shut off valve there.
And I think it had a rotary handle to pump gas, not a handle.
Anyway, would anyone have a base on their bowser that is about 24 inches tall that I could get a picture of as I doubt finding one will be easy.
Looking thru Jacks book, it looks like a part of about 4 different Bowsers to make this one. LOL

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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717306
Fri Sep 28 2018 07:36 AM
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What is the dimensions of the skins where the base would fit to them? I am guessing the base is the same as most of the bowser visibles. I will be getting a base casted for one of my pumps soon and could have one casted for yours if you want.


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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717307
Fri Sep 28 2018 08:45 AM
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i think what you have is the stand alone attachment thats in jacks book, the base is a lot taller then the reg pump.. 27" is the right length fir 10 gallon . good luck finding a base!!!!!!!!!!!! charley

Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717336
Fri Sep 28 2018 11:01 PM
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exactly, good luck even finding another pump that a person could recast a base from...lol


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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717341
Sat Sep 29 2018 09:33 AM
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Minuteman, here are photocopies of three ads for the Bowser Post Sentry from December 1923, March 1924, and August 1924 with 5 and 8 gallon cylinders. I don't know if they made a 10 gallon model. They do show the shape of the base and a rough idea of size. Cheers.

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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717347
Sat Sep 29 2018 12:38 PM
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what is the outside dia of the glass???charley

Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717348
Sat Sep 29 2018 01:51 PM
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thanks for the ad's Don...it has the same hat as the last ad you posted, I never looked to see if there is 5, 8 or 10 of the gallon indicator's.
Maybe it is an 8 gallon, will have to clean the glass to see. So its a Post Sentry pump.
I know of 5 different canadian single bowser visibles now.
I will check the diameter Charley, but suspect 12 or 12.5 inches


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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717349
Sat Sep 29 2018 01:55 PM
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forgot to add, all 4 of the other Canadian bowsers take 31 inch tall cylinders so maybe it is an 8 gallon Don.


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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717589
Thu Oct 04 2018 08:03 PM
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Yes it’s an 8 gallon pump Coop.
The cylinder is 12x27 inches exactly.
It had 3small cracks but it’s out and in about 30 pieces now!!


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Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717632
Fri Oct 05 2018 08:52 PM
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I hear gorilla glue works wonders, lol. So can you use a 10 gallon US cylinder to replace an 8 gallon imperial cylinder since the ratio is around 5 US to 4 imperial?

Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717633
Fri Oct 05 2018 09:00 PM
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12x27 is a ten gallon US. Tokheims used a lot of 12x27 cylinders.

Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: minuteman] #717634
Fri Oct 05 2018 09:08 PM
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Maybe that is why they made 8 gallon pumps here. They had access to 10 gallon US cylinders. 8 imperial gallons seems like a strange size to have for a gas pump. I wouldn't have thought that it was due to the size of car gas tanks but I could be wrong.

Re: Visible Bowser Pump Help [Re: coopersplace] #717969
Fri Oct 12 2018 05:22 PM
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Hi i just joined but wanted to know if you have any more info on the 8 gallon. I have acquired one a few years back & have been seeking more info.


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