What is it?

What is it? Observed in basement of 63 year old house near gas meter but seems unrelated to gas meter. Small box with meter & with conduit to it and conduit to outside and then underground. Has switch on top. Labeled Transmission Machinery Company and “Pumps for Every Service”

It could be a transfer pump control , Was the any signs of Oil being used at one time?

Thanks, Wayne. No signs of oil. Currently a gas furnace but oil was common in the area of house years ago.

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