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Need help American Pump #719981
Thu Nov 22 2018 02:27 PM
Thu Nov 22 2018 02:27 PM
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I bought this old self measuring gas pump a few months ago. I searched, and searched I can find much information on it. If someone could help me figure out what year it is and rough estimate on value. I would really appreciate the help. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Need help American Pump [Re: Sohio84] #719999
Thu Nov 22 2018 10:22 PM
Thu Nov 22 2018 10:22 PM
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Your pump appears to be an American #1. It is not the first pump made by this company because when they started making pump they first use an "A", then a "B", etc. Your pump was the first one to use a number rather than a letter. Originally the pump was painted all red, green was used for kerosene.

Your pump is shown on page 40 of my new book called the Gas Pump Bible. It is available at: www.gaspumpbible.com

I show some literature on your pump on this page: http://petrolianacollectibles.com/gas%20pump%20literature.htm

Click on American, then click on "1."

American was a large company that started in business in Dayton, Ohio. In 1914 the company's offices were moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, but they continued to make the pumps in Dayton.

Jack Sim

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Re: Need help American Pump [Re: Jack Sim] #720000
Thu Nov 22 2018 10:29 PM
Thu Nov 22 2018 10:29 PM
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I don’t know if someone on here will give you a value on it. I’ll admit that I do not m ow for sure. However, my experience with the really old pumps like that is that those don’t bring a whole lot. There are kind of like Model T’s of the automotive world. It looks nice, though. My rough guess would be $300-$500.

Re: Need help American Pump [Re: Sohio84] #720028
Fri Nov 23 2018 01:57 PM
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Thanks for the help guys Im not looking to sell it just making sure I did not pay too much lol. New too collecting gas and oil. Thanks


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