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National Sun Ray Gas Pump

August 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

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Late 1930s National A-1 Pump Restoration

This is a gas pump we restored with the Sun Ray Gasoline logo and colors. This is a National A-1 gas pump manufactured by the National Oil Pump and Tank Company of Dayton, Ohio. The company was founded in 1907 and by 1930 the name had changed to the National Pumps Corporation. Tokheim bought National in 1948, and although they did use the National name on some of their pumps, the name was very soon eliminated.

Late 1930s Gas Pump

The A-1 is a computer dial pump with an inside sight gauge. This style pump was manufactured from 1936 to 1940. It has an art deco design and an illuminated top unlike any other gas pump. The restoration process would have involved sandblasting, sanding, repairing of any damage and repainting. Finally, the pump was clear-coated and the decals added. This restored pump is an example of how colorful the original pumps could have been.

National A-1 Restoration

Vintage Sun Ray Gasoline Pump

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

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mr. Sighs // Sep 3, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful…isn’t it amazing how we see the past as black and white, but it was actually so much more colorful then.

  • 2 Steve Schmitz // Oct 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

    very nice….any interest in selling this sunray pump? If so, please give me a call at 940-612-5029.

  • 3 vintagevending // Nov 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Steve
    This was one we had restored for a customer quite a few years back. We are no longer in the restoration business.

  • 4 Ron Moller // Jan 27, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I have a curved frosted glass top for a National
    #A1 with a Texaco “Fire Chief” logo

    Any interest??

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