About: Tom Buckles Vintage Gas Pumps @ GasPumps.us
I am often asked how I got interested in gas pumps. Maybe it started even before I knew it. I grew up on a farm and remember that we had a tall Wayne 80 pump. It always made an impression on me when I cranked it back to reset it and the bell rang. Since being raised on a farm I was always interested in anything mechanical. My interest left gas pumps when I left the farm, but only for about 20 years. After a good run as an off-road motorcycle racer and owner of a Husqvarna Motorcycle dealership my interest returned to gas pumps when I bought my first pump, a tall Bennett 646 with a Sinclair globe off a farm for $50. After 38 years as a proud employee of the US Postal Service, where I spent my entire career in vehicle maintenance I am now retired and have moved on to the next era of my life.
I started accumulating pumps and parts over the years to prepare for the time when I retired. In January 2016 I opened Buckles Vintage Gas Pumps LLC. I feel like I have one of the largest inventories of used parts to include; Veeder Root computers, face plates, bases, tops, sides, doors, sight glasses, light assemblies, stainless trim, nozzles and just about anything you might need for your pump, however, I do not stock the internal parts that are actually involved in pumping gas. I have complete pumps from all the major brands such as; American, Aqua, Bennett, Bowser, Erie, Gilbert & Barker, GB, Gilbarco, Martin & Swartz, National, Neptune, Rush, A.O. Smith, Southwest, Tokheim, Wayne.
My inventory changes often, so please ask for any specific requests. My goal is to help you acquire the parts you need to complete your gas pump project. If I do not have what you need I will be glad to refer you to the many other providers for both reproduction and original parts.
I also provide top quality restoration services. Some of my previous restorations included not only the common 1950’a style pumps but some of the most rare pumps know such as a Tokheim ADC Showcase, Rush VC, American 550, Wayne 800, National Simplex, Wayne 60 Showcase to name a few.
When trying to contact me please be patient, I may be out on the road on my next pump adventure, at a swap meet, in the paint booth or maybe just on vacation…. Hey, I’m retired!
I look forward to helping you with your projects,