OT Corn Gas in Rob Heyen's Grandparents Day

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Dufault on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 08:54 am:

Perhaps some of you have seen some of these ....

How about the 14th one? - courtesy the Nebraska Historical Society.

http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html

What's different from that blend and the "modern" ethanol - if it worked then (and maybe it didn't) why not now?

Talk waterpumps later??
(Better that than politics)

Cheers


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Wolf on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:15 am:

One can almost date a lot of those pic. by the yrs. of the cars in them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:19 am:

Gas stations had so much more character back then.

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James L. Purdy on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 09:30 am:

1st picture, Bomber gas station. It is in Milwaukie/Oak Grove, OR. It is still there & operating. When my mother was a young girl, the public was allowed to go inside the B-17. After years of stealing parts and someone fell out, the public is no longer allowed inside. The nose of the aircraft is housed in a building on the same property and there is an ongoing effort to restore the airplane to flying condition.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:01 am:

In the second photo of the Gilmore Gas Station you can see that they have a car or pick up truck with wire wheels in the front window.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ross Benedict - Calgary, Alberta on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:21 am:

How did they get all those cars stacked up in those 2 racks?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:32 am:

Hey Ross,
I believe there is a moveable platform between the two racks that elevate a car to its place.
Best
Gus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 10:51 am:

The third photo from the bottom (Standard station) was almost certainly taken in St. Louis, I think. Eagle Stamps were a kind trading stamp issued by a subsidiary of the May Department stores (which narrows it down to a handful of cities) and we had an Adams Dairy here as well.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steven Thum on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 12:58 pm:

My father in the 50's and early 60's owned the biggest Shell gas station in St. Louis. He gave Eagle Stamps. I still remember my Mom taking stacks of filled books to Famous Barr department store to buy clothes for us kids. Dad got a better return on the stamps at Famous than turning them in for cash.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Spaziano, Bellflower, CA. on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 02:35 pm:

Did anyone see the sign on the wall in photo #14 that advertises "Barney Auto Sales-Home of the Tucker"?

I've been told that the station in photo #9 in Cucamonga still stands.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Wednesday, January 02, 2013 - 02:45 pm:

Mike, there was a family in that area that owned a Tucker in about 1990. They were Franklin restorers. Dunno if they bought it new. Can't remember the name..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 07:38 am:

We have an iconic gasstation, designed by the danish architect Arne Jacobsen:






It's still there today: http://goo.gl/maps/7dWfj


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ronnie Wehba on Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 08:47 am:

this sinclair is in snyder,tx has been restored need to take my t over and take a few pictures


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