wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. i got to have one. charley
That pump is something else! I wonder who manufactured them and how many were made. I would love to get my hands on one of those.
That doesn't look too hard to make. I just wouldn't be able to keep all the hoses looking that neat!
Additional information - Grease rack, Gray's garage, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, 1931
University of Southern California. Libraries
A Pennzoil product.
Looks like sometime in the latter half of 1931. Look to be a new slant windshield next to it.
And a nice Sport Coupe in the right background!
Be a tough one for a blonde to pull up to and use!!
I bet it would be love at first sight for this guy.
The two photos remind me of a story:
A space ship carrying 2 alien space men landed in the desert near an old gas station. They climbed out of their space ship and approached the gas pump. One of them drew his ray gun and demanded, "Take us to your leader!" There was no response. The other space man said, "Don't fool with this guy. He's tough!"
The first space man ignored the other and again demanded, "Take us to your leader!" Still no response so the space man used his ray gun. There was a terrible explosion. The two space men landed 100 yards away, badly shaken.
The first space man said, "You were right. How did you know he was so tough?" The second one replied, "Look. Any guy who can wrap it around his feet twice and have enough left to hang in his ear must be tough!"
I see we have some Dr. Who fans amongst us!
OK, to take this thread even farther afield;
A space ship lands at Hallelujah Junction (For those that don't know the are, it's the middle of nowhere where Highway 70 ends, meeting highway 395, about 25 miles north of Reno--the only thing that has been there for decades is a gas station, hence the name.) and it's about midnight.
OK scene set; Two aliens come out and approach the terrified gas jockey. The first says, "We are a very advanced race; we travel the galaxies, we have cured the common cold, we.. ." "JUST ASK THE QUESTION!" says the other.
"UH, yes Captain!" and he turns to the attendant, "Are you the proprietor of this facility"
"Uh uh, ye-e-e-s"
"Good, would you please show us how to fold this map?"
A little more info courtesy of the 1932 Los Angeles City Directory:
Automobile Dealers, Passenger Cars -
Gray Motor Car Co., Inc.
1742 Cahuenga Blvd.
Now a parking lot, just south of the parking lot where Bob Smith VW was.
Gees! I share a historic lubrication station with the group and you all go spacey. Talk of Whovians, Interstellar highways in Reno, and star maps. How about this plumbing and trips to the space port ---
So, I guess T folks are cranky, trying to start something, and a bit spacey?
That is a very neat unit & I don't recall having seen one before, in pictures or in person. I wish I could see more details on the sport coupe. The back window curtain is up, and one can see a little bit of interior detail. I do note the aluminum step plates on the bumper and the fender to get into the rumble seat, and the band lock on the spare tire--I think these were factory, mine still had the base of the lock strap on it.