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American origins

1906 – Tokheim Dome Oil Pump

Another step forward was taken in the following year by another pioneer in the field, John J. Tokheim, from whose garage came the Tokheim Dome Oil Pump.

To the self-measuring pump he added a mechanical counter that indicated the quantity dispensed, along with a graduated glass vessel into which the liquid flowed before passing through the hose, allowing one to visually verify the exactitude of measure.

At first slow to be put to outdoor use, the apparatus was adapted by repair shops and garages, where it enjoyed great success.