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Bennett ECO Islander Air Pump Meter with Tower in Sunoco (pumps)

Years of Production: circa 1950’s

Manufacturer: Bennett Pump Division of John Wood Company

In 1919 Thomas B. Bennett established the Bennett Injector Company.  In 1924 the name of the company was changed to Bennett Pump Corporation.  

Controlling interest of Bennett was sold to Service Station Equipment (SSE) in 1928 because the company needed more capital.  In 1932 SSE merged with the John Wood Company.

The first ECO’s were actually called Economy Air Meters.  They were made around 1916 or 1917 by the Western Manufacturing Company, of Oskaloosa, Iowa.  In 1928 the ECO Division of the Western Manufacturing Company was purchased by the John Wood Company.

Sun Oil Company was originally incorporated in 1890.  The Company became Sunoco, Inc. in late 1998, after undergoing major restructuring.

On display is a vintage Sunoco Eco Islander Air Pump Meter with a tower.