Lion Oil Gas Pump Rare Antique Gilbert & Barker 67 All Genuine Era Correct Parts
This is a Very Rare Original completely restored antique Gilbert & Barker Model 67 Gas Pump circa 1924. Limited production made one year only in 1924. This vintage gas pump is a hand pump model 10-gallon visible gas pump completely restored, historically accurate and finished to museum quality. All parts on this antique gas pump are original and in full working order. All brass parts on this restored Lion gas pump are solid polished brass. This restored gas pump features the rare - collector preferred "Milk Glass" globe - an original milk glass globe from the 1920s era Genuine face plates for Lion Oil gasoline. All internal parts have been polished and rebuilt. Contact Scottsdale Art Factory to order your petroliana vintage gas pump restored to this level of expert master craftsmanship - available in any gas pump style and gas station branding - call 1-800-292-0008.
Note: See Before Condition Photo - We acquired this as a so-called restored gas pump in the condition a lot of fast process restores are in - referred to in the business a "20 Footer" (meaning it only looks good from 20 feet or more away). We received this gas pump as it shows in the "before" photo on this page. It did not work, had no lighting or covers, the paint was thin and of poor quality, some parts were incorrect, and the gas tank was a plastic insert. It also had a re-pop, made in china, globe and many more problems. In other words it would have been better if it was in its original rusty state. Because this antique pump was so rare we took this 90 year old zombie and restored it back to better than its original American glory.
Order Your Gas Pump Fine Art Restored To Historically Correct Museum Quality
All vintage gas pumps, antiques, memorabilia, automobilia, and petroliana available from Scottsdale Art Factory are 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 or better production offering in its era. If we say "Restormod" we mean exact copy with some improved modifications or customizations. All items are collectable fine art at the highest world class collector level.
Restored Old Gas Pump - Specifications:
- Gas Company - Lion Oil Company
- Make/Model - Gilbert & Barker T-67 10-Gallon Visible Pump
- Era - Pump: 1924; Globe 1920,s
- Color - Orange, white, and black
- Height - 105" (without globe, 123" with globe)
- Base - 16" x 16"
- Condition - Antique/Restored museum quality and historical correct
- Notable Features:
Original milk glass globe light with two LION glass advertising inserts. G&B hand pump model with 10 gallon glass jar.
Restored Antique Gas Pumps Available in Any Color & Gas Station Brands
Vintage Gas Pump Restorations by Scottsdale Art Factory - Museum Quality
- All brass parts are solid polished original brass
- Original crystal glass gas cylinder
- Custom hand cut layered logo "Lion Oil/Visible" with solid brass lion
- Solid polished original brass gas nozzle with new correct gas hose
- Solid brass pump handle era correct lock with key
- Custom hand forged clam shell lighting
- Rare collectors preferred original "Milk Glass" globe
- All sign-age is correct metal original era material (no fake foreign made parts or signs used)
- All internals have been polished and rebuilt
- Pump is in full working order ready to pump gas or beer
- Backed by a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
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, ect. 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 antique gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.
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Lion Oil Gas Pumps - Historical Facts
Lion Oil Company, the largest independent supplier of sulfur crude oil, was an oil refinery founded in 1922 by oilman and philanthropist Colonel Thomas Harry Barton (1881-1960) in El Dorado, Arkansas. Lion Oil grew rapidly with the discovery of oil in the Smackover Field in 1923. The Lion Oil Refining Company produced between 10,000 and 12,000 barrels of oil daily after acquiring 1,600 acre leases in Smackover.
By 1929 Lion Oil moved into wholesale marketing and gasoline sales. Lion Oil was operating over 400 gas stations by 1932 and expanded further after acquiring Marathon Oil properties in 1935 in both bulk plants and service stations. Lion Oil Company started trading on the NYSE in 1939. During World War II Lion Oil helped the war effort by producing explosives material in the Ozark Ordinance Works. In 1946 they boasted $22 million in assets and officially changed their name to Lion Oil Co.
In 1955 Lion Oil merged with Monsanto Chemical Corporation, where Barton served on the Board of Directors until his retirement in 1959. Lion Oil gas stations were at their peak in the 1950s with nearly 2,000 service stations in the region. The popular "Beauregard Lion" mascot was Incorporated into their marketing advertisements in the 1960s. The Lion brand started to disappear in the 1970s and in 1975 Monsanto sold the Lion refinery to Tosco (The Oil Shale Corporation) of California.
Ergon Corporation purchased Lion Oil in 1985 when Tosco's business slumped almost caused the El Dorado refinery to shut down operations. Lion expanding once again under the new partnership with Jackson, Mississippi based Ergon. By 2006 Lion Oil was a leading producer of low-sulfur, low-polluting fuels, earning more than a $1 billion annually in sales. Lion Oil was acquired in 2011 by Delek US Holdings, Inc. of Brentwood, Tennessee.
Source: wikipedia.org, encyclopediaofarkansas.net