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Eco Model 93 Air Meter, the “Eco Tire Flator”

July 10th, 2009 · 11 Comments

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Texaco Air Meter
The model 93 Eco Air Meter was introduced in 1947. These air meters operated using air pressure, not electricity. They inflated a tire by injecting a pulse of air when the chuck was attached to the tire valve. It would then stop and read the tire pressure to see if more air needed to be injected. It would repeat this process until the tire pressure matched the amount of pressure set on the control gauge. This was referred to as “Balanced Inflation”. Each time air was injected, the bell would ring. The hose for this air meter is housed in the base and had automatic recoil that would rewind the hose back onto a reel. This is an Eco that we restored using a Texaco theme.
Eco Model 93 Air Meter Close-Up
Eco Model 93 Air Meter

Produced: Beginning in 1947

Manufactured by:
Service Station Equipment Company
The Bennett Pump Division
Muskegon, Michigan

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Randy Moore // Aug 3, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I need to find parts for a Cavalier CS 142E Coke Machine. Can you direct me to anyone who has front plastic face, aluminum and chrome brightwork and hardware

  • 2 vintagevending // Aug 4, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Randy,

    fun-tronicsllc.com is a great resource for parts for many different types of machines.

  • 3 Bill Smith // Sep 25, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Hi I am looking for some used eco parts any one know where I should try. Bill

  • 4 vintagevending // Sep 25, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Bill,

    Try gaspumpheaven.com They sell parts for Eco Air Meters.

  • 5 Gary // Mar 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Looking for parts for the eco airmeter # 38 the face and other parts thanks

  • 6 vintagevending // Mar 22, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Gary,

    Try gaspumpheaven.com They have many parts for different models of air meters.

  • 7 mickey mcvey // May 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    how much is an eco tireflater/model 93 worth if it needs restoration

  • 8 Adrian // Oct 31, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Could you please tell me what the ‘eco’ in Eco Tire… signifies? I’m wondering if it’s ‘economy’ rather than anything ecological, since such concerns were not so big at the beginning of the 20th century?

    I need this info as I’m researching material for History (channel)!

    With thanks – A

  • 9 Rodg // Jun 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Have ECO air tank – top broken off still have parts body

  • 10 Bill // Oct 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Could you direct me to anyone other than Ron Scobie who would have the cast front cover for my eco 93? Thanks

  • 11 John Kramer // May 14, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I am interested in purchasing a ECO Air meter.
    If someone has one for sale please call me at 219-798-4124

    Thank you
    John Kramer

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