Old Photo - Model T Era - Rural Filling Station, Rainsville Alabama

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Old Photo - Model T Era - Rural Filling Station, Rainsville Alabama
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jay - In Northern California on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:49 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:25 am:

There sure seems to be a lot going on all at once for a place that appears to be in the middle of no place in particular. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Fischer - Arroyo Grande, CA on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:29 am:

It's the first national bib overalls convention.

Dick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:30 am:

Looks like the classic case of "in one end and out the other". This is probly the only station in a low populated county. As always one of Jays greatest!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Norman T. Kling on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:52 am:

I've heard and also observe that you should not fill your car while the tanker is filling the tanks. It is said that the tanker stirs up sediment which will then go into your tank. Anyway, there might have been a fuel shortage and they had to fill up quickly before the station ran out.
Norm


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:55 am:

The Model A Phaeton would be fun to have.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:21 pm:

The tanker driver, being the consummate Southern Gentleman, is patiently waiting for the store's customers to fill up BEFORE filling the underground tank. Don't you guys know nothing?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 12:51 pm:

You guys must be mistaken...They are just hiding a fresh batch of "shine" from the revenue department in the tank truck and as soon as that there city slicker is done taken the picture and moves on down the road they are going to fill their jugs!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allen Brintnall on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 03:31 pm:

I like how level the tanker is sitting, but he might be empty? Allen S.W. Mo.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 03:38 pm:

Good point Allen..per usual I didn't catch that. However, if it was full, perhaps he positioned the truck that way to keep from getting the water laying in the bottom of the tank from getting out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Hatch on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 03:43 pm:

Can someone blow up the door of the gas truck so the name is readable? I may know the oil company. Thanks, Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 03:53 pm:

Larger but not much clearer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:39 pm:

It reads "A & W Rootbeer" !!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willis Jenkins on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:51 pm:

Staged, people, staged!

Willis


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:25 am:

Yeah Willis, it's probably a staged photo, but don't let that detract from enjoying it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Warren Henderson, Dunbarton, NH on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 08:02 am:

As a former tanker driver, I can tell you that would not be the way they parked when making a delivery. At least 1/3 of the load would still be in the tank and as noted the tank looks to be empty. Look at how round the tires are, if it was fully loaded the tires would have a large flat spot on the ground.
Great photo, Thanks Jay,

Happy motoring,

Warren


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