Visible Gas Pumps

The first gas pump was manufactured in Indiana during the 1880s. It contained a glass cylinder at the top so the consumer could see what he was getting. As the automobile became more common, visible gas pumps sprung up at service stations around the country. During the 1920s, it was normal for a station to have a glass cylinder at the pump that showed the gas coming up from an underground well.

Visible gas pumps were used so the consumer could see whether or not the gas he was getting was dirty. The problem remained even into the early invention of electric pumps. If a consumer saw dirty gas in the cylinder, he would stop pumping and select a different pump to finish the fueling process.

Small Price Box Old Visible Gas Pump
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Fry Visible Gas Pump Ten Gallon Four Hole Globe Cup
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Vintage Buckeye M FIG 637 Brass Visible Gas Pump Nozzle Gas Station SERVICE
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Gearbox 3 John Deere 1920 Wayne Visible Gas Pump 125 Scale Diecast Model
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Vintage Mobil Visible Ten 10 Gallon Wayne Model 615 Gravity Flow Gas Pump
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Visible White Rose Gas Pump Reproduction Cut Out Metal Sign 8x42
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1920s Fry Visible Mae West 5 gallon Antique Gas Pump Restored To Working
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WAYNE 861 VISIBLE GAS PUMP CAST ALUMINUM BASE
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Early Original Visible Pump Gasoline Gas Service Station Brass Gallon Marker
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