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Publication numberUS3139215 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 30, 1964
Filing dateNov 21, 1962
Priority dateNov 21, 1962
Publication numberUS 3139215 A, US 3139215A, US-A-3139215, US3139215 A, US3139215A
InventorsJr Bolling H Sasnett
Original AssigneeJr Bolling H Sasnett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gasoline pump housing
US 3139215 A
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June 30, 1964 B. H. SASNETT, JR

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GASOLINE PUMP HOUSING Filed Nov. 21, 1962 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR. Bolling H. Sasnelf, Jr.

ATTORNEY s,1sa,21s GASOLINE PUMP HOUSING Eoliing H. Sasnett, in, 692 Longwood Drive NW., Atianta, Ga.

Filed Nov. 21, 1962, Ser. No. 239,274 12 claims. (Cl. 222-23 This invention relates to a gasoline pump, and is more particularly concerned with a gasoline pump housing which is adapted to support any one of a plurality of conventional pump mechanisms.

In the past, the appearance of gasoline pumps has changed a great deal, to such an extent that it is readily apparent to the average gasoline purchaser that the gasoline is being delivered by an older pump. Therefore, there has been a great demand on the part of the filling station operators to equip their filling stations with modern, np-to-date appearing pumps, even though the pump mechanism within the housing of the pump is still in serviceable condition. Heretofore, usually the older pumps have been replaced with newer pumps, the older pumps being discarded or sold as scrap. This, of course, is a very expensive procedure.

Briefly, the present invention provides a gasoline pump housing which may be adapted to receive the pumping mechanism of a variety of old and outdated pumps. The structure of the present invention includes inner and outer side members which may be used on either side of the pump, and cross bars which may be adjusted both vertically and horizontally, thereby being adapted to receive the various size components of the pumping mechanism of the old and outdated pumps. The front panel and back panel of the housing of the present invention are removably attached to the upright sides, and a pan extending across the top of the housing connects the upper ends of the sides and provides an abutment for the front and back panels.

Each side member includes a pair of channel members, interengaging each other, either of the side members being adapted to receive a lever by means by which the machine is cut on and off. The housing also includes a novel arrangement of the face plate whereby the dial is more readily and easily illuminated by a light located outside of the housing. I

Accordingly, it is an object of the present invention to provide a gasoline pump housing adapted to receive any one of a plurality of pumping mechanisms heretofore untilized in gasoline pumps.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a housing for gasoline pump mechanisms, the housing being inexpensive to manufacture, durable in structure and eflicient in operation.

' Another object of the present invention is to provide a gasoline pump housing wherein the dials are readily readable and easily illuminated from exterior light.

' Another object ofthe present invention is to. provide in a gasoline pump housing a new and novel structure for supporting the pump actuating lever of the gasoline pump. I

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gasoline pump housing which is relatively light in weight and'which may be assembled and disassembled readily and quickly, the housing being constructed of.

conventional beams, channel members and angle irons.

Another object of the present invention is to provide a gasoline pump housing in which the parts which abut each other are firmly retained in place and will not become loose upon mere loosening of a boltextending between the two.

Other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will become apparent from the following de- 3,139,215 Patented June 30, 1964 I 2 scription when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein like characters of reference, designate corresponding parts throughout the .several views, and'wherein:

FIG. 1 is a partially broken front elevational view of the gasoline pump housing constructed in accordance with the present invention,the housing being arranged and shown as receiving the pumping mechanism of one conventional type of pump.

FIG. 2 is a view similar to FIG. 1 but showing the parts of the gasoline pump housing arranged in a different manner and receiving a different conventional type pumping mechanism.

FIG. 3 is a view similar to FIGS. 1 and 2 but showing the gasoline pump housing in still a third arrangement whereby a third conventional type of pumping mechanism is received within the housing. I

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary side view of the upper end of the housing shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3.

FIG. 5 is a cross sectional view taken substantially along line 5-5 in FIG. 1.

FIG. 6 is a cross sectional view taken along line 6-6 in FIG. 3.

FIG. 7 is a horizontal sectional view 'of a detail showing the lever mechanism of the pump mounted on the uprightside' member of the pump housing shown in FIGS. 1-3. I

FIG. 8 is a cross sectional view taken substantially along line 88 in FIG. 7.

FIG. 9 is an enlarged exploded fragmentary vertical sectional view of a portion of the top pan and side member of the housing shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3.

FIG. 10 is an enlarged fragmentary, side elevational substantially view of the face of the housing shown in FIGS. 1, 2

and 3.

FIG. 11 is a cross sectional View taken substantially along line 1l 11 in FIG. 1.

FIG. 12 is an. enlarged fragmentary side elevational view of the housing shown in FIGS. 1, 2 and 3, portions thereof being broken away to show more details of the construction of the parts thereof.

Referring now in detail to the embodiment chosen for the purpose of illustrating the present invention, it being understood that in'its broader aspects the present invention is not limited to the exact details herein depicted, numeral I 10 denotes generally the-flat, essentially rectangular base of the gasoline pump of the present, invention. 'The upper surface of base 10 is provided at its opposite ends with opposed, transversely extending, side member supporting bars 11. The side member supporting bars 11 are, in the present embodiment, angle irons or L-shaped =members which are parallel to each other and have upstanding outer flanges which are respectively aligned with the opposite sides of base It). The inwardly directed flanges of bars 11 extend along the upper surface of base 10 toward each other and are secured by appropriate bolts or the like (not-shown) to base 10.

Tubular side members, denoted generally by numeral 12, are supported entirely by and extend upwardly from the vertical flanges of the bars 11, terminating, as shown in FIG. 4, adjacent the upper surface of the'housing. The

' upright side members 12, therefore, are complementary opposed, parallel members which terminate in the same horizontal plane. Each upright side member 12' is formed from a pair of opposed channel members 13 and .14, the side flanges 15 and 16 thereof respectively overlapping each other.

member 14 overlap the flanges 15 of the inner channel V member 13.

The inner channel members 13 are substantially heavier than the outer channel member 14 and carry substantially all of the load of the entire structure. The function of the outer channel members 14 is simply to form a part of the protective cover of the housing of the present invention. Thus, the supporting bars 11 are connected solely to the inner channel members 13 at their lower ends. I

As best seen in FIG. 9, the web or body of the channel member 14, at its upper end, extends beyond the flanges 16 and is bent inwardly to provide an abutment plate 17 which projects over and closes the upper end of the tubular side member 12 formed by the channel members 13 and 14. I Extending between the upper ends of the side members 12 is an inverted U-shaped top pan, denoted generally by numeral 20. The top pan includes a horizontally disposed top plate 21 which provides substantially the entire top for the housing of the present invention. Depending from the ends of the top plate 21 are a pair of opposed end plates such as end plate 22, the top plate 21 and the end plates 22 being joined at their junctions by curved portions. The lower end of each end plate 22 is turned inwardly to provide an abutment plate 23.

Since the top pan 20 is essentialy the same width as the channel members 14, the abutment plates 17 and 23 are essentially complementary and are provided with aligned holes or apertures through which bolts 24, 24' pass to join the two in side-by-side, contiguous relationship, the abutment plate 23 resting upon the abutment plate 17. For assuring that the abutment plates 17 and 23 are urged into tight engagement with each other, an upwardly curved, rectangular spring member 25 is provided, through the outer end portions of which the bolts 24, 24 pass into the abutment plate 23. Since the outer end portions of the spring member are curved upwardly, the central portion of the spring member 25 is brought into engagement with the central portion of abutment plate 23 as the bolts 24, 24' are urged downwardly. Below the abutment plate 17 is a reinforcing plate 26 which is a rectangular member smaller than plate 17 and provided with appropriate holes through which the bolts 24, 24' pass. This reinforcing member 26 is a flat element which abuts the lower surface of the abutment plate 17 The bolts 24, 24' below the reinforcing bar 26 receive respectively nuts 27, 27' so that as the nuts 27, 27 are tightened, the reinforcing bar 26 and the spring member urge the abutment plates 17 and 23 together. Upon slight loosening of either bolt 24 or 24', the spring member 25 will take up the looseness thereof and yet still apply a major portion of the clamping force at the central por tion of the abutment plate 23. Hence, essentially no moisture from the exterior will creep into the interior of the housing through the abutment 29, seen in FIG. 4, formed between the channel member 14 and the top Pan 20.

In FIG. 9 it will be observed that the side edges of the entire pan 20 are turned inwardly to provide depending flanges 30 and 31 respectively. These depending flanges are the same width as the flanges 16 so that the outer ends of the flanges 30 and 31 are aligned with the upper ends of flanges 16 to provide a substantially continuous parallel surface against which the front and back panels 32 and 33 abut.

The flanges 31 and 32 adjacent top plate 21 are provided with U-shaped, upwardly opening drip guides 34 and 35 which formupwardly opening hooks adapted to receive the upper ends of the front panels 32 and 33. Bolts 34' provided with sleeves 35' attach the drip guides 34 and 35 to flanges 31 and 32, the sleeves 35' extending between the outer arm of drip guides 34 and 35 and the flanges 31 and 32 whereby a proper spacing is maintained.

Since the housing is essentially symmetrical, the front panel and back panel are identical and interchangeable. Each panel, such as front panel 33, includes a subpanel and an upper panel connected together. The subpanel includes a front plate 36 which is rectangular in form and includes a pair of inwardly diverging side plates 37 and 38. The subpanel also includes an inwardly turned lower flange 40 provided with appropriate apertures so that it may be received on the protruding edge of base 10, the upstanding pins 41 on base 10 protruding through the apertures. The upper panel includes an upwardly and inwardly sloping window provided with a pane of glass 42 surrounded by a rubber seal 43 around the periphery thereof. The rubber seal 43 is received at the front of a U-shaped cap, the cap including a front flange 44 which surrounds the three edges of the seal 43 and the window pane 42. The arms 45 and 46 of the upper panel or cap lie essentially parallel to the side flanges 37 and 38, the lower ends of the arms 45 and 46 overlapping the upper edge of these flanges 37 and 38. A thin rectangular strap 47 extends over the junction of the upper panel and lower panel and receives the lower edge of the seal 43, thereby confining the window pane 42 within the upper panel. Bolts 48 secure the strap 47, the upper portion of the lower panel or subpanel and the lower portion of the upper panel together. The top 49 of the cap is essentially flat and extends inwardly parallel to top plate 21, being provided at its inner extremity with a downwardly turned flange 50, seen in FIG. 9, the flange 50 having notches and being received in the drip guide 34. The notches in flange 50 receive the sleeves 35' when panel 33 is properly positioned in the central cover or main frame.

From the foregoing description it is apparent that, when the front and rear panels 32 and 33 are received by the main frame or central cover formed by the upright side members 12 and the top pan 20, the inner edges which, incidentally, include turned flanges (not shown) abut the front and rear edges of the upright side edges 12 and the cap 30 so as to provide a closure for the internal mechanism of the pump. Each of panels 32 and 33 is readily removable upon being lifted upwardly so as to disengage the flange 40 from the pins 41 while disengaging the flange 50 from its associated hook such as hooks 35 and 36.

Within this closure there are a plurality of cross bars which extend between the side members 12, being supported by a plurality of bearing plates secured to the inner channel members such as channel member 13. In more detail, the channel members 13 support a pair of opposed, front upper bearing plates 60 and a similar pair of upper, rear bearing plates (not shown). Each bearing plate such as bearing plate 60 is an L-shaped member formed of a short length of angle iron, one flange of which is flat against its channel member 13 and is secured thereto by bolts (not shown). The other flanges of bearing plates 60 extend parallel to each other and are essentially parallel to the front edge of the upright side members 12. In like manner, the flanges of the upper rear bearing plates (not shown) extend parallel to the back edge of the upright members 12. Extending between the horizontally aligned flanges of the bearing plates 60 is an upper cross bar 61 which may also be an angle iron secured by bolts such as bolts 62. In like fashion, a rear upper cross bar (not shown) extends parallel to the front upper cross bar 61 so as-to support therebetween the computer 200 of a conventional pumping mechanism, the computer 200 having face plates, such as face plate 63, immediately behind the inwardly and upwardly tilted window panes, such as window pane 42, the face plates being essentially vertical and in parallel relationship ,to each other.

The structure also includes lower bearing plates 64 which are respectively adjacent the front and back edges of each channel member 13, the bearing plates 64 being short lengths of angle irons each having a flange flat against the inner surface of its channel member 13 and a second flange which extends inwardly of the housing.

As best seen in FIGS. Sand 6, the lower bearing plates 64 may either be arranged with their outwardly protruding flanges disposed vertically, as shown in FIG. 5, or disposed horizontally as shown in FIG. 6.- In FIG. 5, the bearing plates 64 are illustrated as being mounted to their associated channel member 13 by bolts 65 which project through holes in the flanges of the bearing plates and into appropriate holes, such as holes 66, in channel member 13, the holes 66 being disposed in vertical align ment whereby the horizontal position of the bearing plates 64 may be varied, as desired. It will be observed that in FIG. the bolts 65 are aligned parallel to the inwardly protruding flanges of thebearing plates 64. In FIG. 6, however, the bolts 65 are disposed vertically with respect to the inwardly protruding flanges of the bearing plates 64 and pass through the holes, such as holes 66, to thereby hold the bearing plates so that the flanges of bearing plates 64 are horizontally disposed in a common plane, as opposed to being disposed parallel to each other as illustrated in FIG. 5.

Extending between the inwardly protruding flanges of each opposed pair of bearing plates 64 on the channel members 13 are the cross bars 68 which, in the present embodiment, are angle irons or L-shaped members. The

7 ends of the cross bars 68 are secured to the bottom of the inwardly protruding flanges of the'bearing plates 64 by means of bolts 69. When the bearing plates 64 are disposed with their flanges horizontal, it is preferable that the cross bars 68 be disposed outwardly in alignment with the outer ends of the bearing plates 64, as illustated in FIG. 6. In such a position, the additional space between the horizontally aligned flanges of the cross bars 68 is provided for receiving larger elements, while the vertical flanges ofcross bars 68 are parallel to each other and depend from the outer edges of the horizontal flanges.

Referring now to FIG. 1', it will be seen that when the cross bars 68 are disposed in a lower position they may be utilized to support the pump 70 of a conventional pumping mechanism, the pumping mechanism being designated for the purpose of this disclosure as a type A pumping mechanism. The type A pumping mechanism is illustrative of various conventional pumping mechanisms, such as the Bennett 541 or Bennett 646 pump mechanisms.

In FIG. 1, it will be seen thatthe type A? pumping mechanism includes an intake pipe71 which leads from the storage through the base into the pump 70. The pump 70 has incorporated therein an air eliminator through 'which the gasoline is pumped into the pipe 72 and thence through meter 73 to a discharge pipe 74 for discharge through the hose (not shown) and nozzle (not shown) of the conventional gasoline delivery mechanism which is attached to the pump. The meter 73 drives via shaft 79 the computer 200 which is supported by cross bars 61.

a gasoline intake pipe 81. In this instance, the cross barsare raised vertically from the position shown inFIG. 1 so that the pump 80 is carried suspended between and below cross bars .68. Gasoline from intake pipe 81 is pumped via pump 80 and pipe 82 to an air eliminator 84 and thence by pipe 87 to a meter 83 which drives a shaft 89, the shaft 89 driving the computer 200 thereabove. From the meter 83, a pipe 87 channels the gasoline to the hose (not shown) and the discharge nozzle (not shown). .The pump 33 is driven by a motor 85 via belt 86, motor 85 being mounted on the right hand side member 12. Electricity is supplied from a junction box 88 via conduit 87 to motor 85.

In utilizing the housing in the type A and type B installations, the bearing plates 64 are. disposed sothat their flanges are parallel, as illustrated in FIG. 5. In utilizing the housing mechanism for a type C installation, for example a fBowser 595 pump mechanism, it will be observed that the bearing plates 64 must be disposed, as illustrated in FIG. 6,so as to provide a wider area transversely between the cross bars 64 for receiving and supporting the junction box98 and the motor 95, the junction box 98 being electrically connected to the motor via conduit 97. The motor 95, in turn, drives via belt 96 a pump 90 supported by the right hand upright side member 12. Fuel is pumped by pump 90 from a fuel supply or intake pipe 91 to a fuel discharge pipe 92 which leads to an air eliminator 94 also carried by side member 12. From the air eliminator, the gasoline passes via pipe 82 to a meter 93 carried in suspended fashion from the cross bars 61.

The meter 93 drives via shaft 99 the computer 200 thereabove. From the meter 93, the fuel is discharged via pipe 97 to the hose and nozzle (not shown). I

In FIG. 7, it will be seen that, when it is desired to support an on-ofi lever 100, the same nut 101 and bolt 102 which are employed for supporting an upper cross bar 61 maybe utilized for clamping within the tubular member 12 a -U'-shaped bracket 103, the bracket 103 having outwardly turned end flanges through one of which the bolt 102 passes. The other outwardly turned flange is bolted to the inner channel member 13 by means of a bolt 104 and a nut 105. The bolt 104 also functions to support an inwardly projecting arm 106 which carries the conventional cable take-up reel 107. The U-shaped bracket 103 fits. snugly within the channel of side member '12, the'web of the bracket 103 abutting the inner surface of channel member 14 and the end flanges thereof fitting flat against the inner surface of channel member 13. Bracket 103 is provided with an opening aligned with similar openings in the channelmembers 13 and 14, and through which the on-ofl lever 100 projects. The lever 100 is pivotally mounted: on a pivot pin 108, pin 108 projecting through the arms of the U-shaped member 103 and being provided with a retaining ring 120 intermediate its ends, as illustrated in FIG. 7. The retaining ring 120 abuts the outer arm of bracket 108 while the outer end of pin 1'03 abuts the flange 15. of channel member 13. In other words, the U-shaped bracket 103 is sufficiently close'to one of a flange 15, and the length of pin 108 from retaining ring 120 to theend of pin 108 is approximately equal or slightly shorter than'the distance from the arm of bracket 103 to flange 15 so that this portion of pin 108 is confined between the flange 15 and the arm of the U-shaped bracket 103 whereby the movement of the pin 108 axially is limited to such an extent that it may not be dislodged from the bracket 103 bracket 103 is removed. v

In FIGS. 10 and 11, it is seen.that the face plate 63 is vertical and has along its lower edge a flat, horizontally outwardly extending reflector plate 121 and in its central portion is inwardly deformed to'provide pairs of spaced parallel recesses 110 and 111, between each pair.

112,. the dial openings 112 being separated by vertical,.

outwardly convex straps114, the straps 114 extending between the horizontal recesses 110 and 111 and conforrning to the contour of the periphery of the dials 113.

The recesses 110 and 111 are usually painted blackand the reflector plate 121 white so that any light impinging on the surface of the reflector plate 121 is reflected generally in the direction of the dials 113, so as to illuminate these dials. Heretofore, face plates of the prior until the art were either lighted from the interior or were upwardly slanted to receive the light.

It will also be observed that the upwardly and inwardly tilted window pane 42 occupies substantially the upper panel and is etched to provide a transluscent outer perimeter 130 which hides the edges of face plate 63. This permits-adequate light to shine upon the face plate 63 and the reflector plate 121. Hence, there is little need for additional internal lighting for the dials 113, since under normal conditions the filling station will have adequate lighting at night so that the light, passing through the relatively large window pane 42 and its translucent perimeter 130 and impinging upon plates 63 and 121, will be sufficient to provide adequate lighting for the dials .113.

It will be obvious to those skilled in the art that many variations may be made in the embodiments chosen for t e p pose .Of illustrating the present invention without departing from the scope thereof, as defined by the appended claims.

I claim:

I. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising, a flat base, a pair of upright side members extending from said base, each of said upright side members including a relatively strong inner channel member and a relatively weak outer channel member, the flanges of the outer channel member overlapping the flanges of the inner channel member to define a tubular structure, a top pan connecting the ends of said side members for forming therewith a central cover, a front panel removably connected to the front of said central cover, a back panel removably connected to the back of said central cover, a bracket within the tubular structure of one of said side members, said bracket having a web adjacent one channel member of said one of said side members and a flange secured against the other channel member of said one of said side members, a pin passing through said bracket parallel to said web and confined in its position by the flange of one of the channel members and a lever pivotally carried by said pin, said channel members and said bracket having aligned openings through which said lever passes.

2. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising an upright side member including an inner channel member and an outer channel member, the flanges of the one channel member overlapping the flanges of the other channel member to define a tubular structure, a bracket within the tubular structure of said side member, said bracket having a web adjacent one channel member of said side member and a flange against the other channel member of said side member, a pin passing through said bracket and confined in its position by said flange of one of the channel members and a lever carried by said pin, said channel members and said bracket having aligned openings through which said lever passes.

3. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising, a fiat base, a pair of upright side members extending from said base, each of said upright side members including a pair of inner and outer channel members, the flanges .of the outer channel member overlapping the flanges of the inner channel member to define a tubular structure, an inverted U-shaped top pan connecting the ends of said side members said top pan including a top plate and a pair of downwardly extending side plates, the ends of said side plates being respectively connected 7 to the upper ends of the outer channel members of said side members for forming therewith a central cover having a front panel removably connected to the front of said central cover, a back panel removably connected to the back of said central cover, a plurality of cross bars disposed between the inner channel members of said side members parallel to said base and means for positioning said cross bars in a plurality of positions along said inner channel members for receiving and supporting any one of a plurality of pump mechanisms of the gasoline pump.

. 4. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising, a flat base, a pair of parallel upright side members extending from said base, said upright side members including relatively strong inner channel members connected by their lower ends to said base and relatively weak outer channel members connected to said inner channel members, the flanges of the channel members overlapping each other to define a tubular structure, an inverted U- shaped top pan connecting the ends of said side members, abutment plates extending from the upper ends of said outer channel member over the tubular openings of said side members, said top pan including a top plate and a pair of downwardly extending side plates, abutment plates on the ends of said side plates and abutting respectively the abutment plates of said outer channelmem: ber, means connecting the abutting abutment plates together, said side members and said top pan forming a central cover, a front panel removably connected to the front of said central cover, and a back panel removably connected to the back of said central cover.

5. The structure defined in claim 4 wherein said means connecting the abutment plates together includes a curved spring member extending across one of said abutment plates, the central portion of said spring member engaging its abutment plate, bolts extending through the end portions of said spring member and through the abutting abutment plates and nuts on the ends of said bolts for tightening thereon to urge the central portion of said spring member against the central portion of its abutment plate to thereby urge the abutting abutment plates together.

6. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising, a flat base, a pair of parallel upright side members extending from said base, said upright side members including relatively strong inner channel members connected by their lower ends to said base and relatively weak outer channel members connected to said inner channel members, the flanges of the channel members overlapping each other to define a tubular structure, an inverted .U-shaped top pan connecting the ends of said side members, abutment plates extending from the upper ends of said outer channel member over the tubular openings of said side members, said top pan including a top plate and a pair of downwardly extending side plates, abutment plates on the ends of said side plates and abutting the abutment plates of said outer channel member, means connecting the abutting abutment plates together, said side members and said top pan forming a central cover, a front panel removably connected to the front of said central cover, a back panel removably connected to the'back of said central cover, a bracket within the tubular structure of one of said side members, said bracket having a web adjacent one channel member of said one of said side members and flanges against the other channel member of said one of said side members, a pin passing through said bracket and confined in its position by said flange of one of the channel members and a lever carried by said pin, said channel members and said bracket having aligned openings through which said lever passes.

7. The structure defined in claim 6 wherein one of said panels is provided in its upper portion with an upwardly and inwardly tilted Window pane, an upright face plate inwardly adjacent said Window pane, a reflector plate connected to the lower edge of said face plate, said face plate being deformed inwardly to provide a pair of recesses parallel to each other, said face plate having an opening between said recesses and a dial having a portion of its periphery adjacent said opening for receiving light passing through said window pane and reflected by said reflector plate.

8. In a gasoline pump housing the combination comprising a panel provided in its upper portion with an upwardly and inwardly tilted window pane, an upright face plate inwardly adjacent said window pane, a reflector plate connected to the lower edge of said face *1 I" 9 plate, said faceplate being deformed inwardly to provide a pair of recesses parallel to each other, said face plate having an opening between said recesses and a computer provided with a dial having a portion of its periphery adjacent said opening for receiving light passing through said window pane and reflected by said reflector plate.

9. In a gasoline pump housing, a flat base, a pair of parallel upright side members extending from said base, each of said upright side members including a relatively strong inner channel'member and a relatively weak outer channel member, the flanges of the outer channel member overlapping the flanges of the inner channel member to define a tubular structure, an inverted U-shaped top pan connecting the ends of said side members, said top pan including a top plate and a pair of downwardly extending side plates, the ends of said side plates being respectively connected to the upper ends of the outer channel members of said side members for forming therewith a central cover having parallel front and back edges, a front panel removeably connected to the front of said central cover and abutting thefront edges of said side members and said top pan, a back panel removeably connected to the back of said central cover and abutting the back edges of said side members and said top pan, hanger means along the edges of said top pan for receiving the top edges of the aforesaid panels, a plurality of cross bars disposed between the inner channel members of said side members parallel to said base, and a plurality of bearing plates on said side members for supporting the ends of said cross bars, bearing plates being positionable in a plurality of positions along said inner channel members for disposing said cross bars in a plurality of positions both vertically and transversely of said side members, said cross bars being adapted to receive and support any one of a plurality of pump mechanisms of the gasoline pump. 1

10. In a gasoline pump housing of the type for enclosing a gasoline pump mechanism, the pump mechanism including a computor for indicating the price of the gasoline delivered, and additional elements, said additional elements including a pump driven by a motor for delivering the gasoline from an intake pipe, and a meter through which the gasoline is pumped, the meter driving the computor, the combination comprising a base through which the intake pipe passes, a pair of opposed upright side members, a top pan joining the ends of said side members and a plurality of vertically spaced horizontally parallel cross bars extending between said side members, the upper pair of said cross bars being fixed and supporting said computor in the upper portion of said housing, and means connected to the lower pair of cross bars for positioning said lower pair of crossbars in various positions vertically between said side member, said lower pair of cross bars being adapted selectively to receive certain of said elements.

11. In a gasoline pump housing of the type for enclosing a gasoline pump mechanism, the pump mechanism including a computer for indicating the price of the gasoline delivered, a pump driven by a motor for delivering the gasoline from an intake pipe, and a meter through which the gasoline is pumped, the meter driving the computer, the combination comprising a base through which the intake pipe passes, a pair of opposed uprightside members, a top pan joining the ends of said side members and a pluralitytof vertically spaced horizontally parallel cross bars extending between said side members, the upper pair of said cross bars being fixed and supporting said computer in the upper portion of said housing, the lower pair of cross bars being positionable vertically between said side member, said lower pair of cross bars being adapted selectively to receive said pump, or said motor, said side members being adapted when said pump is received by said lower cross bars to receive said motor and when said motor is received by said lower cross bars to receive said pump.

12. In a gasoline pump housing of the type wherein a face plate is supported in the upper portion of the housing, and a window pane is disposed outwardly adjacent the face plate, the combination wherein said face plate is disposed essentially vertically'and said window pane is disposed in an upwardly and inwardly tilted position, said face plate and said Window pane converge upwardly toward each other, and a reflector extending from the lower portion of said face plate toward the lower portion References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,288,010 Isaac Dec. 17, 1918 2,141,124 Bradley et al. Dec. 20, 1938 2,213,115 Bales Aug. 27, 194-0 2,598,957 Wolfe June 3, 1952 2,640,144 Levy May 6, 1953 3,027,211 Wright Mar. 27, 19 .2-

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Classifications
U.S. Classification222/23, 312/100, 222/182, 248/243, 362/96
International ClassificationB67D7/84
Cooperative ClassificationB67D7/84
European ClassificationB67D7/84