I know this is off topic but there are a lot of knowledgeable people on this forum that might be able to help. (Charlie Shaver is one person who might know.) I have posted this query to several gas pump groups and no one seems knows the answer.
I am posting photos of two different Purity Oil Company gas stations from the 1920s. There were four of these stations in Springfield, Missouri, and others in SW Missouri. Can anyone tell me what gas pump company made the visible pumps in these photos? They are four sided, with a tapering width, and have a large square, overhanging top hat (or top cover). Someone told me these pumps were made by the Springfield Pump Company (in Springfield, Tennessee) but those are very rare and I have never seen a picture of one.
I have a very rare Purity Oil Co. globe and I would like to track down one of these pumps to restore someday.
Rick, the pump is a Milwaukee model 625.Made in 1925. Milwaukee Tank Works began making pumps from 1906 to1935 in Wisconsin. Tim Franko
Here is an old advertisement for Milwaukee Model 585/625. It has 6 sides (not 4) and the sides do not taper. I don't think that is what it is, unless I have the wrong ad.
looks to be a dart made in ia. i have one i will see if i can find pics. charley
Sorry to bump this but I'm still drooling over that ?SF24? IH truck.
Cast front wheels but no brake drums. The (29) leftovers I have sport the drums and cast wheels.
here is my dart pump ,it is the only one with square cast hat that i know of. charley
I'm a long-time lurker but first post. I have a 1924 Coupe. The old visible pumps are fascinating to me because my great grandfather Edwin Vonde Veld invented this one sometime around 1910 in Willard, NM. His Patent No. 1,276,136 is dated 1916. I have never found one or found any discussion about it.
He continued to improve the design and moved his operation to El Paso, TX where he built them and had several filling stations. This one was on Dyer Rd.
His patents for the later, taller model (1,464,893) are dated 1923. Any of this sound or look familiar?
Thank you so much for sharing this with us