In January, we were contacted by a gentleman in Arizona who originally built three 1937 Wayne Model 60, working, gasoline pumps being used in Gustavus Dray, Alaska. He wanted us to build a fourth, as he no longer had the health to tackle another challenge like this. We then found our selves working with the owners of the Gustavus Dray Mobil Gas Station, in Alaska. I used a team here. There were five of us "old guys" involved....With the help of Tom Buckles of Carthage, Indiana, who provided a pump to restore. Joe Yocum of Carrollton,Georgia rebuilding a working mechanical computer. Bobby Johns of Severn, Maryland for the major body repairs. Timmy Singleton of Pasadena, Maryland who supplied and set up the meter, calibrated the computer, and plumbed for no leaks. Finally with me, Paul Hittle of Severn Gas Pumps, Severn, Maryland doing all dis-assembly, blasting, electrical, plumbing mock-up, re-chroming, polishing, paint inside and out, cut/buffing, re-assembly, packing and shipping.
Many hours went into this restoration but the final product was worth it.
Here are some before and after pictures to show the way we work in our business.
had a 1924 Shotwell 200, "Private Garage" gas pump
that a customer brought to us. It was installed in his Grand
Father's garage when it was built in 1924. The Grand Father
was a "Country Doctor" in New Jersey who made house
calls, as was common at the time. At that time in history,
there were not a lot of gas stations, as we know them today.
His Grand Father needed to have a supply of gasoline, available
to power his Model T on visits, no matter what time of day.
We restored this to the original factory colors of Deep Maroon
and Black. I hope his Grand Father would approve? It is now
a cherished family heirloom.