I love those porch corner "foundations".
Great photo Jay!!
That is a Standard oil globe on the visible gasoline pump. It is a hand pumped type. I do not see an electric line anywhere. The coupe' is a 1926 or 27 vintage.
Looks like the guard dog is under the porch!
The visible pumps are mechanical, non-electric as far as the pump is concerned. The glass on the pump is pumped full of gasoline, and the amount sold comes down from the top of the glass by gravity through the hose to you car tank. You see what you bought is no longer in the pump. That is why they are visible! Notice the pump in the picture looks like the last sale was 4 gallons. The glass is more than half full of gasoline. Most of these pumps held 10 gallons in the glass.
That gas looks pretty dark?
Wonder if that picture was out of the Commercial Property listings?
Notice the two dogs under the porch?
I remember being with my dad and getting gas from a hand pumped gas pump. I think the brand was called "MIL BP", and was the forerunner of BP. If my memory serves me right, always a shaky proposition, the pump had two glass cylinders, so you could switch over and pump and fill one while you by gravity drained the other into your tank. How many of you gentlemen have actually had that experience?
I have used the gravity gas pump twice.....
Before we were married, had to be about 1960, we were driving in Scotland in a 1947 VW and we found one, it worked and we bought gas. Then in the 1980's we were in Baja, probably on a Lee Chase 500 mile tour, and we found one just north of San Filipe, so we filled the T coupe before entering the town. They seemed quite practical and you can see that you are getting full measure.
Jack. Wayne made visible pumps in both electric and hand pump. My Roman visible is hand pump. but the same came with an electric pump. Both are 1924 and are listed in the Wayne 1924 catalog.
"If your porch collapsed and killed your dog....you might be a redneck"
Good one Bud!
Bourbon and coke, anyone?