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B1466 Visible manual petrol bowser, petrol pump, five gallon, made by Gilbert & Barker, c.1927. Click to enlarge.

Manual petrol bowser made by Gilbert & Barker

    Young Sydney engineer Frank Hammond invented the 'visible volumetric' petrol pump around 1920 and licensed his patent rights to manufacturers in Australia and the UK. Garages purchased visible pumps to ensure that they were supplying an accurately measured volume of petrol, or 'motor spirit', to each customer. They wanted to convince customers that they were getting a fair deal, they didn't want to lose money by supplying more petrol than customers paid for, and they wanted an innovative edge …

    Summary

    Object No.

    B1466

    Object Statement

    Visible manual petrol bowser, petrol pump, five gallon, made by Gilbert & Barker, c.1927

    Physical Description

    Five Gallon Gilbert & Barker Visible Manual Petrol Pump. Probably 1927 model

    Dimensions

    Height

    2980 mm

    Width

    700 mm

    Depth

    550 mm

    Weight

    174 kg

    Source

    Credit Line

    Gift of Gilbert & Barker Manf Co (Aust), 1961

    Acquisition Date

    6 July 1961

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Manual petrol bowser made by Gilbert & Barker 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 30 May 2023, <https://ma.as/207854>

    Wikipedia

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