After seeing one of these 3 D Dino's in a collection in Tenn a few years ago I knew that we needed one in the Lakeside Storage Museum. After years of hunting and travels I finally got my wish and we stood this up where the SOC sign had previously been located. The sign came from Iowa and the Dino from Texas. The Dino is 9' long. I love it!
1910 GILBERT AND BARKER VISIBLE PUMP
This is a cute 1910-1915 Gilbert and Barker pre visible gas pump sporting the beautiful Crown globe used by Standard Oil. The globe is original as is the fabric covered hose. The pump belonged to an avid Salt Lake collector who died a few years ago and we bought this pump from his son.
These early pumps had no way of viewing the fuel passing through them and were not used much after the visible pumps became available in the late teens. We feel lucky to have this one in the Lakeside Storage Collection
We bought this cute Island Pump up in Idaho a while back and finally gave up on finding and American globe for it and settled today for the Chevron globe in the pics. I don't think they made a lot of these pumps and certainly not for very long. We've seen a few of them but they always seem priced too high. We bought this one with several other pumps and signs as a package deal so it came out better? Depends on how much one allocates for each item I guess? The fun was in the hunt anyway.