Perhaps some of you have seen some of these ....
How about the 14th one? - courtesy the Nebraska Historical Society.
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)
One can almost date a lot of those pic. by the yrs. of the cars in them.
Gas stations had so much more character back then.
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.
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.
How did they get all those cars stacked up in those 2 racks?
I believe there is a moveable platform between the two racks that elevate a car to its place.
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.
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.
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.
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..
We have an iconic gasstation, designed by the danish architect Arne Jacobsen:
It's still there today: http://goo.gl/maps/7dWfj
this sinclair is in snyder,tx has been restored need to take my t over and take a few pictures