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    Posted 9 years ago

    vwbus
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    I bought this at a store while passing through a little town in Vermont. I saw it outside so I pulled in and asked the guy at the counter how much it was and he told me " I have no idea how much the owner wants for it. I'm just his friend he asked to watch the store" so I told him I'd pay him $35. He said that he'd take it. I was shocked!!!!!

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      very cool:)
    2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      Well.......I have a question because I don't know. Are you sure this was a gas pump? I grew up in Vermont until I left there in 1966. I never saw this type pump used for gas. I have seen the pump but never outside the station or used for gas. I am curious now. I even remember gas for 18 cents a gallon.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I will take part of my previous post back. I never saw them used "outside" at a gas station but I have seen them used for gas, diesel and kerosene.
    4. gargoylecollector gargoylecollector, 9 years ago
      Mostly farm pumps,not at stations
    5. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      I'll be damed....there is another farmer here.
    6. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Is it worth any thing?
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      $35 to who sold it to you. Just joking. I like it & await more feed-back.
    8. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      It's worth at least $300.00 and alot more if you find the right buyer.

      Michael
    9. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Good to hear that
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 9 years ago
      These were really common on farms in Vermont and they worked fine until it got to be winter and things started freezing up. They were also used in the end of the service bay or in a back room off the service bay in garages to pump kerosene. Back in those days most everyone had a kerosene stove or two for heat and even cooking. It was common back then, if you were lucky enough to have electric, for the electric to go off for a number of hours. If you had a kerosene stove you could stay warm or cook within reason. You couldn't turn the dial back to zero on these pumps so you had to enter the reading on a chart provided by the fuel provider. I saw many of these thrown in the dump and farmers went to the Agway type hand pump tanks. A native Vermonter would probably throw it away or know a flat lander would buy it if the price was right.
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      "Flat-lander". I haven't heard that expression since I was a kid growing up in the mountains of N. AL. Brought back some memories to this "ridge-runner" "hill-billy". That be yars ago an I ain't got no ak-sent no mo. Can't ford nun!
    12. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      That was really helpful!! Thank you!
    13. vwbus vwbus, 9 years ago
      Do a lot of people have these? I've never came across one except this one

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