I could use some help with this one . . .

I don’t know exactly what I have here, but I do recognize awesome when I see it:

This incredible brass gas pump handle has a number of markings that provide some information. It is a Buckeye, manufactured by McGraw-Pennell, and it has a 1926 patent date. What is up with that woven, flexible nozzle, though?

I have not been able to find any information on that flexible nozzle, or even another one that looks like it. If you can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate a message sent to americancarhistorian@gmail.com.