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Mobilgas Tokheim 39 #722875
Thu Jan 10 2019 11:29 AM
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Does anyone have any original photos of a Mobilgas Special Tokheim 39?

I would like to restore my pump as such, but want to make sure I’m replicating an original paint scheme and not an incorrect version.

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Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #722898
Thu Jan 10 2019 07:10 PM
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Click on "Pictures" near the top of this page. On our image album page, type in "Mobilgas" in the search form box on the top left. Then click your Enter key.
On the results page, click on the button that says, "Show all 42" or whatever the number is.
For a Mobilgas search, there will be a good number of Mobilgas Special pump photos. While there may not be your specific model, you'll get the color scheme of red pumps with white doors.

The book, PCM Guide to Gas Pump Restoration, has a great illustrated reference of gasoline brand color schemes over the years. it is now out of print, but may be available from used booksellers and Amazon.com


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Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #723028
Sun Jan 13 2019 09:16 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately those are all photos of restored pumps. I was hoping to find some original photos of Mobilgas marked Tok39 pumps.

Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #723030
Sun Jan 13 2019 10:13 AM
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The imaging standard Socony-Vacuum put forth at that time was pretty straight forward. Red sides and top, with a white door signified a Special pump.

If you want to do correct restorations, you should pick up a copy of PCM's "Guide to Gas Pump Restoration" as Jim mentioned. It will be a valuable resource.
Good luck,
Darin

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Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #723033
Sun Jan 13 2019 11:29 AM
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As mentioned above, Mobilgas Special pumps are red sides, top with white doors. They originally had black bases but in most cases when they were repainted on the island the bases got painted red. The red was an orangy-red. Here is a M&S 80 showing the red color. This is the best original color shot of a 39 that I could find. The coloring is off a little. Also a black and white photo of a station being repainted. Last picture is two of my unrestored Mobilgas Special pumps. Notice the base is black under the peeling paint.

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Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #723034
Sun Jan 13 2019 11:33 AM
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After a second look at the color photo of the 39s it looks to be a "color-ized" picture. The ad glass look black but should be red and the stripe on the building does not look right.


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Re: Mobilgas Tokheim 39 [Re: Myers B] #723069
Sun Jan 13 2019 09:08 PM
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Thanks!! I found quite a few different Mobilgas pumps that would show a common paint scheme, but was hoping to get a look at one showing a Tokheim 39. That photo is perfect, I’m working on a 1950 39 tall.


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