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Fry 5-Gallon May West Visible Pump Model 117 Restored – FVP117R


Fry Visible Gas Pump “Mae West” Model 117 – Guarantee Liquid Measure Co Restored To Museum Collector Standards

This is an original Fry Visible Gas Pump, circa early 1900s. This is a Mae West model 5 gallon Guaranteed Liquid Measure Company visible hand pump. The Fry Model 117 vintage gas pump features an original Milk Glass Standard Oil flame globe, and is completely restored to museum antique quality. All parts are historically correct and original, and are in full working order.

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Antique Gas Pump Restorations

We are the oldest and largest restorer of fine art, museum quality, historically correct antiques and supplier of genuine investment quality un-restored classic Americana (namely signs). Museum Quality Historically Correct means a world class restoration that preserves all original signs, badges, glass with anomalies, natural aged patina, etc. with non structural damage. All age wear and tear is proudly displayed, when possible, on signage and gas pump globes. Contact the Art Factory for information on restoring your vintage gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.

Our master craftsman at the Art Factory restore all vintage antiques using original parts, refinished to museum quality that is historically correct.

All vintage memorabilia, automobila, and petroliana is real collectable appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All new items are hand crafted in the same hand and materials as it was done in its era “When Things Were Made in America to Last Forever”. If we say “Restored” we mean complete restoration to its original production offering in its era. If we say “Restormod” we mean exact copy with some improved modifications or customizations. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level.

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Vintage Gas Pump – Specifications:

  • Make/Model: Fry Visible Gas Pump “Mae West” Model 117 – Guarantee Liquid Measure Co.
  • Era: 1910-1930
  • Color: Standard Oil Company red and white
  • Height: 119″
  • Base Diameter: 24″
  • Condition: Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
  • Notable Features:
    Original milk glass Standard flame globe light. Mae West hand pump model with original blue tinted glass 5 gallon tank.

Musuem Quality Vintage Petroliana Restoration from the Art Factory

  • All brass parts are solid polished original brass
  • Rare collectors preferred original “Milk Glass” globe
  • All sign-age is correct porcelain original era material (no fake foreign made parts or signs used)
  • All internals have been polished and rebuilt
  • Pump is in working order
  • Backed by a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
American Restoration of Vintage Automobilia

NOTE — Due to our earned reputation we have the good fortune to be in high demand by collectors. We always have a waiting list for most antique and vintage items. We suggest if you’re looking for a specific collectible restored to this level, that you please ask to be put on our first come, first served list (a refundable deposit is required).


Antique Gas Pumps – Historical Origin and Design Inspiration

Fry Visible Gas Pump History:
Guaranteed Liquid Measure Visible Pump used throughout the early 1920s, was often referred to as the Fry Visible Gas Pump. The most popular models of the Fry Visible Pump, named after the company founder, were the Fry Model 117 and Fry Model 17. These vintage gas pumps, with their hourglass shape, were nicknamed after the curvaceous actress of that era “Mae West.” The “visible” gas pumps allowed customers to view the color and quality of the gasoline through the transparent glass fuel tank.

Standard Oil Company:
The Standard Oil Company, established in 1870 in Ohio by John D. Rockefeller, was the largest oil refiner in the world. They were involved in oil production, refinery, and transport until the Supreme Court ruled they were engaging in an oil monopoly and the multinational company closed in 1911. The Seven Sisters were the successors to the Standard Oil companies.



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