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Wayne petrol pumps.

Collecting old petrol pumps and other items of petroliana is as popular as ever, with fans collecting and restoring all manner of pumps, both those from the UK and further afield. This newsletter was distributed in November 1954 by the Wayne Tank & Pump Co. Ltd of Newlands Park, London SE26, and sent to service engineers across the country. Although titled as a service newsletter, this is little more than a "how to" guide. November's first subject was the replacing of the glasses fitted to Wayne petrol pumps - types 1505 and 1511, followed by a look at installing the globe gallery on a new pump. In case someone out there is restoring just such a pump, perhaps saved from the forecourt of a long-abandoned garage, the content of this service newsletter is repeated below.
If anyone has any photos of old Wayne fuel pumps that could be added in here, please drop me a line.
Classic Wayne petrol pumps from the fifties
Replacing glasses on models 1505 and 1511.
Dial glasses and glass advertising panels are set in synthetic rubber moulding. The moulding has two channels - the glass fits one, the housing the other. First instal the moulding on the glass by hand and no particular difficulty will be experience in doing that. The flat surface of the moulding is inside the housing and therefore the glass is installed in the channel on that side
You will note that the moulding is joined and this join should be on the side or end of the glass sign at about the centre, as indicated in the drawing. When installing the moulding on the dial or sign glass, this join should be on the same side and about three inches below the top.
With the rubber moulding on the glass, take a piece of waxed light-weight cord and work this cord into the bottom of the other channel in moulding, starting at the bottom left-hand corner as indicated in the drawing; go up the side and then completely around overlapping on the side and coming out with the end at about the point indicated. You are now ready to instal this assembly in the opening and you do that from the inside. It is important that you start the moulding on the housing by hand from the join. Then holding the glass in position from the back, start pulling DOWN on the cord keeping the cord as close to the glass as possible. As the cord is pulled out of the channel the moulding will automatically slip into place on the housing.
The new Wayne models 1505 and 1511 are fitted with stainless steel bezel doors. To the layman the term "stainless steel" may well imply a material which will remain bright and shiny without further attention, but nothing stays clean unless it is washed. These bezel doors must, therefore, be washed and cleansed if they are to maintain their best appearance.
You may be of the opinion that this is the customer's concern and does not, therefore, come under the heading of "service hints". We are sure you will agree, however, that such an imposing piece of equipment is worthy of a little attention, and it would be greatly appreciated if you would pass on to your customers the information that regular cleaning of the stainless steel door will maintain its bright appearance. All that is required is to wipe the surface regularly with a damp cloth or leather, if necessary using soap and warm water, afterwards drying the steel and polishing with a leather and soft dry cloth.
Fitting of globe gallery.
To ensure maximum safety of the equipment in transit, the globe gallery is not fitted in the Works, this aperture being used to assist in securing the pump into the crate. It is necessary, therefore, immediately on unpacking the pump to fit the globe gallery to prevent water, etc getting inside. To fit the gallery proceed as follows:-
Remove the four screws in the dome, pull the pyrotenax wire up through the centre hole then place the four-holed gasket in position. Fit the running nipple and lower half of bayonet fitting to the top side of the gallery, thread the pyrotenax wire through the centre hole and screw the gallery fitting down on to the pyrotenax connector. Press the gallery down into position and secure with the four screws. Cut wires to required length, fit porcelain connector and replace top half of the bayonet fitting.
It is important that the plain loose gasket is fitted inside the gallery and under the globe; the globe is then held in position by the three screws supplied.
It will be noted that the pyrotenax wiring is protected by a covering. If, therefore, the globe is not available immediately after fitting the globe gallery, the protective covering should be re-fitted over the lamp holder pending the arrival of the globe.
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