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Martin and Schwartz Sunoco Gas Pump

May 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

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Martin & Schwartz Pump Company began manufacturing gas pumps and industrial equipment in 1922 in Buffalo, NY. In 1939 they relocated to Salisbury, Maryland. From 1937 to 1949 the company was owned by a group of oil companies that included Sunoco, Mobil, Standard (Indiana) and Conoco. M&S customized their gas pump manufacturing for these four major oil companies.

1950 Martin & Schwartz Gas Pump

In 1951 M&S was purchased by the Wayne Pump Company, who then moved all their manufacturing and headquarters from their Ft. Wayne, Indiana location to the M&S plant in Salisbury. For a short time after the sale of M&S, new gas pumps carried both the M&S and Wayne brands on them. But within just a few years the M&S was dropped and all the pumps manufactured in the Salisbury plant bore the Wayne brand name. These pumps became known as the Wayne 80 model.

Restored Sunoco M&S

The most collectible model of the M&S pumps is the model 80, shown here. This is a restored 1950 M&S 80 that has what is called the “Ad Glass top”, which refers to the illuminated inset on the top of the pump. The model 80 was also available as a “Script Top” with the oil company name stamped out of the metal with letters that were illuminated.

Ad Glass M&S Sunoco Pump

Manufactured by:
Martin & Schwartz Pump Company
Buffalo, New York

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby of collecting and restoration. We also enjoy sharing the photos of the many items we have restored over the years.

Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Manufacturer Histories · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ed Wall // Jun 7, 2011 at 6:43 am

    nice restoration, looks great! Im restoring a MS70 and need a good set of corner frames or one bad one to repair mine, also am missing the porcelain sunoco signs, 1940s ones if anyone can help.

  • 2 Mickey Hayes // Oct 31, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Do you know of a website to look at for buying restored pumps. These are beautiful. Thanks

  • 3 Gene Holeczy // Apr 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

    Very nice M&S 80 gas pump. I am trying to find the right color combination. Your blue and yellow appear to be darker. I like this better than the original colors. Would you please advise what colors you used and where to purchase? Would greatly appreciate any help. Thanks, Gene.

  • 4 vintagevending // May 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Gene, Unfortunately we have not retained the records of colors used when we restored items. We have been out of the restoration business for many years. Best of luck, though with your restoration!

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