2013 - Volume #37, Issue #2, Page #21[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Where To Buy An Old-Time Gas Pump
Staub machined the parts to make the first pumps, but currently the business contracts out the work. Over the years, more than 3,500 pumps have been sold, and they can be found in places such as Hard Rock Cafe restaurants and Universal Studios. Harrods of London sold them for a short time.
“Most customers are people who like old cars,” Staub says. “People use them to make a garage look like an old-time filling station.”
Pump kits come in two sizes – the original 9-ft. 10-in. or a shorter 7-ft. 8-in. model – that sell for $950 each. Add the globe and decal for an additional $95.
Kits take two to three hours to assemble, plus painting time. There are 75 different globe reproductions to go with them. Benkin carries the most popular ones including Texaco, Gulf and Mobilgas.
The company also sells other automobile memorabilia reproductions such as oil racks, map racks and license plate toppers.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Benkin & Co., 14 E. Main St., Tipp City, Ohio 45371 (ph store: 937 667-5526; Benkin Pumps: 937 890-4486; www.benkinpump.com).
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