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Fuel tank stand: galvanized or painted?

Jeff Young
My boys at the Silica quarry need some fuel storage, and are getting something along the lines of one of these:



In 1928, would the angle-iron stand be painted or bare galvanized?

Thanks,
Jeff.
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Todd A Ferguson
Jeff,

My guess, and it is just an educated guess, would be painted with silver paint.
My thought is to use galvanized one would have to size and drill all the parts, then galvanize in order to provide rust protection. And lastly assemble. Seems that fabrication then paint would be a much easier ways to go. Less expensive too, and railroads don't like to spend money.

Signals on mainline railroads were made of cast iron and steel, then painted. Today after 75 years they are being replaced by new signals made of aluminum.

Best,

Todd Ferguson
Harrisburg, NC
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Rick Steele
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The tanks were probably made by Eaton Metal Products at 48th and York Street in Denver. They had contracts with most of the industries in Denver. They were 14 gauge hot rolled steel and painted in a red oxide color.

They are, to the best of my knowledge, still made.

Rick
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Jeff Young
Thanks, Todd and Rick.  (I figured paint was more likely, but I would have expected black, so your info is doubly useful.)

Cheers,
Jeff.

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Chris Walker
We had a similar one at my Parents dairyfarm in the 70's, 'twas painted yellow.  
Here's one a little closer to Silica  that has legs of unequal Angleiron and different bracing to your examples and also has a drumrack between the legs for decanting said drums.  

Just remember these thing were not set level, but supposed to be slightly sloping downwards with the outlet at the higher end to trap any water in the bottom....well at least that was here in NZ, you guys might not ever have had thought about that.


http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/fullbrowser/collection/p15330coll22/id/11658/rv/singleitem/rec/4
UpSideDownC
in New Zealand
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Jeff Young
Nice find, Chris.

I particularly like the vent pipe.  Might be difficult in 1:87, but I'll give it a go.


http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/11658/rec/4
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Jeff Young
Another charming scene (probably early 20's rather than late 20's, but close enough):


http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/77585/rec/3

Note the wooden barrels on the cart to the far right.  Hopefully they're for tar, and not fuel oil or gasoline!

Cheers,
Jeff.
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Todd A Ferguson
Jeff,

Those barrels are probably for the water so the products can be properly diluted as Chris suggests!
Water is cheaper than gasoline, well at least up until about 1980 until they got serious about bottling it!
LOL!

Best,

Todd Ferguson
Harrisburg, NC

Sent from my Wacked and Cracked iPad III, OUCH!!!

On Nov 16, 2015, at 4:54 AM, Jeff Young [via C&Sn3 Discussion Forum] <[hidden email]> wrote:

Another charming scene (probably early 20's rather than late 20's, but close enough):


http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/77585/rec/3

Note the wooden barrels on the cart to the far right.  Hopefully they're for tar, and not fuel oil or gasoline!

Cheers,
Jeff.


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Rick Steele
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Follow this link Jeff:

http://www.eatonsalesservice.com/farm.htm

Rick
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Robert McFarland
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How early did they start mounting fuel filters on storage tanks?Water and crud in fuel is no joking matter.
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