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After restoration

After restoration
Nitro, Aug 21, 2020
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      This is so neat. I can't decide if I like it better restored or in its older condition. Looking at the old version it's like I can see it working in the 1920s.
    • Nitro
      @grommet I believe it is from the mid 1950s.
      I decided to restore it to like new condition to add to a musclecar display in my home as a tribute to all of the gasoline I used for motorsports in general.
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      @Nitro Will What is its history, what kind of fuel did it deliver, how old is it, where was it used? I do not know if that is too many questions, I am very interested to know more.
    • Nitro
      @grommet I believe it is from the 1950s because it has aluminum parts involved that would not have been used during WWII.
      It could have come with any number of pump manufacturers because Buckeye supplied the nozzles to many of them.
      Each station owner could have refitted any pump available with them as well.
      While it most likely dispensed gasoline, nailing it down to a specific brand of gasoline would be nearly impossible as well as defining what octane rating flowed from it.
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      @Nitro Thank you for the details. I was wondering if it was used for kerosene or gasoline, that kind of information. I was surprised that it is probably from the 1950s. Your explanation about aluminum makes sense to me but the small size of it and the shape made me think 1920s or 1930s.

      Interesting that they used aluminum. Do you think because it is non-sparking?
    • Nitro
      The actual fill tube on the front is missing, so I will machine one out of brass and brass pipe for the final display.
      The original one was extruded aluminum because it was economical to make that way.
      The gland nut that seals the actual valve stem was diecast aluminum because of economy as well as the rear cap with the logo and many intricate features.
      The actuating handle was stamped out of rolled strip stock , once again for economy.
      WWII pretty much sewed up the aluminum industry during those trying times, but after war's end, the market for it in civilian life literally exploded as both wartime equipment was sold off as surplus and once needed materials became available.
    • Nitro
      @grommet When finished, it will be inserted into a filler neck behind a registration plate on a musclecar bumper
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