This restored Wayne model 615 Visible gas pump is from the 1920s. It has a 10-gal glass cylinder for the customer to be able to see what the gas looks like before dispensing it in to their vehicle. Gas was frequently dirty in the olden days and plugged up carburetors, so people wanted to see before dispensing. This style of pump requires someone to pump the hand lever to get the fuel up from the underground tank in to the visible cylinder, so it can be seen and then after approval they dispense the portion they want in to their vehicle. There are gallon marks inside the glass cylinder to tell how much you dispense. The Musco Brand was an Eastern/Midwestern popular Brand of fuel when this pump was used. The pump has a current value of about $3000-$4000 and is not for sale.
This gas pump is called a Tokheim 39 Tall Pump. It is circa 1939 vintage and was one of Tokheims first "computerized" gas pumps that calculated the gallons and the price on the pump.
This mid 1920s Clear Vision Visible 10 gal gas pump has some unique characteristics about it that most pumps don't share. It has the gallon markers etched in to the glass cylinder which is very different. It has a different shape which is also very cute and in place of the long lever pump handles most pumps had this has a crank system. Clear Vision pumps were very popular in Canada in the 20s-40s. The lumps on the dome were for lights. We love all the old patina original paint on this pump. FYI It has a value of approx.. $4000-$6000. Not for sale.