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What color glass cylinder would a Gilbert Barker visible pump from the 20's or 30's have?
The original one is very dirty and milky looking. Not sure this one is the original but that is what the owner said.
Would the original one be clear or tinted?
It is rough around the top edge, maybe the way it was cut originally?
Can you get a replacement if this one will not clean up?
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I have had both clear and blue cylinders on G&B pumps. I have never had any trouble cleaning up a cylinder so far. More problems getting them out without breaking them. Unless it's been through a sandstorm you should be OK. Yes, they do have repop cylinders. Good luck. Richard

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Thanks
I hope it will clean up and be ok
One edge is kind of rough not sure
what happened
May be the way it was cut originally

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I also have seen clear and blue tinted cylinders in G&B 176’s. You should have no problem cleaning glass. Just don’t scrub so hard you scratch it. There are enough products that will work. Vinegar can get some hard stains out, but I’ve heard of people using a lot of other stuff.

PetroNuts. Com sells reproduction glass cylinders. They will also cut a cylinder down for you if it has a rough edge, but I don’t think they can guarantee it if it breaks. They are in Milford, MI.

-Steve

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Is this a very desirable pump to restore?
I have not worked with any visible pumps.

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It is a starter pump for most. Probably the most common visible pump besides the Wayne 615. The 186 is a basic hand pump with no positive stop equipment.

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What are the dimensions of the glass cylinder?
Not sure I have the right one.
How can you tell what model it is if there is no nameplate on it?

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Look under frequently asked questions there are cylinder charts with sizes for most pumps

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You need to post a photo so we can determine if it is a 176 or 177.


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