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M&S 80 Sunoco Gas Pump

May 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

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 [...]

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

Vintage Gas Pumps and Gas Prices

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

One thing in life that is certain is that gas prices will always go up. Just how high they’ll go up was a bit of a surprise to gas pump makers of the past. When pumps (or fuel dispensers) first came out, they were used to dispense gasoline and kerosene for lighting fixtures. The gas [...]

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Tags: Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items

National Sun Ray Gas Pump

August 17th, 2010 · 4 Comments

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 [...]

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

Wayne 50 Displaymeter Gas Pump

July 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments

1935 Wayne Model 50 Displaymeter
Displaymeters were the mega-pumps of their day. These gas pumps were outfitted with display shelves to facilitate sales directly at the pump. Gas retailers realized the potential for additional, impulse sales if products were displayed at the island for the customer.
(Remember: these were the days before self-serve gas, when a [...]

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

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