Old Photo - Model T Era - Nielsen's Super Service Station

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 10:32 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:04 am:

Looks like a Chebby hangout. I recall one surviving station with an outside lift, gave up the ghost about 1970


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:11 am:

Looks like Los Angeles.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:11 am:

With the hills in background and what look like Eucalyptus trees and the street lights look like the ones on Wilshire Blvd. I think that station was in Los Angeles area.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:27 am:

So what's the fancy sign in the background of the first pic? Amusement park? Drive-in theater? Casino?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 11:41 am:

Mark, I bet that was something to see when lit at night !! Wonder what the attraction was ?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dallas landers on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 01:17 pm:

Looks like chevy country?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 01:21 pm:

3436 West 1st Street in Los Angeles


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 01:22 pm:

3436 West 1st Street in Los Angeles

http://theoldmotor.com/?p=140111


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Brintnall on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 01:30 pm:

Did a lot of oil changes and grease jobs on a lift like that in S.E. Kansas at a Skelly station. Brought back some fond memories. Thanks for the pictures you post. Allen. S.W. Mo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Sullivan on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 01:52 pm:

What is the roadster/speedster near the Ford? Dave in Bellingham,WA


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 02:05 pm:

Click on the old motor link, it is identified there. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 02:20 pm:

This being Los Angeles, street view shows us that not a trace remains.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jerry Davis Houston TX on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 02:54 pm:

My dad owned a Cities Service Station on Broadway street, Houston TX. 1936 or there abouts. It had 2 manual gas pumps. Gas was sold by the gallon in those days. "Gimme" 5 or 10 was the way. As a 5 year old my job was to pump up the glass tube after each fill. Also, I would "un screw" the door knob on the top of the hood so dad could poke in the gas"pistol" so the fill operation could commence. In 1936, Houston, a major flood occurred in which a vast majority of the city went under water, including Dad's filling station. I remember Dad pulling my brother and myself down our flooded street in a wash tub with a rope tied to the handle. I knew it was going to sink. It scared me to death. I'm 85 now and still remember it. Jerry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Landry, Hudson, NH on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 02:58 pm:

Well, there's still a fire hydrant in the same place! Nothing else matches but the street names . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 04:18 pm:

Wow, ... that place looks SO much better now !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 07:04 pm:

If you go to the link on the photos you will see the National cash register with multiple drawers. These machines were used where more than one person had access to the register. Each sales person had their own cash drawer, and each drawer had its own particular bell which sounded when the drawer was opened. So each sales person was responsible for balancing their cash, and could tell if someone opened the wrong drawer, by mistake of course.

There is an operational register in a general store in Streaky Bay, South Australia. National cash registers made a handsome offer for it, but the family turned it down.

Hope this is of interest.
Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 07:12 pm:

If you click on the link Ed posted, you will find a cash register with multiple cash drawers. These were used in establishments where numbers of sales people had access to the register. Each sales person had their own drawer and each drawer had its own distinctive bell ring. That way, individuals were responsible for balancing their own cash takings, and could tell if the wrong drawer was opened, by accident of course.

There is a 9 drawer unit still operational in the general store in Streaky Bay, South Australia. National cash registers made a considerable offer for it, but the family turned it down.

Just for interest,
Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Schrepfer on Monday, December 26, 2016 - 07:27 pm:

Prefer the old street lamp over the new one. Thank you for the old photos.


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