Great Old Pics

Posted by: publicenemy1925

Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 27 2011 09:45 PM

I'm a member of the HAMB and they have a thread that is called Vintage shots from days gone by! A few pics are oil and gas related. You can loose many hours looking at all the pics. It has over 2.7 million views. Here's a few pics. If these pics have been posted before I'm truly sorry.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 27 2011 10:28 PM

Nice pic's.
Firestone Service Center w/ Wayne 50 showcases & Erie 753's selling Texaco Fire-Chief & Ethyl.
16.5" Atlantic globes on 5gal Fry 17's
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 27 2011 11:02 PM

I just seen those. I check every few days. There are over 1030 pages.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 28 2011 07:14 AM

Same here check every other day. Great stuff!
Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 28 2011 08:09 AM

Love the old photos! Keep'em come'in!!!!!
Posted by: blacktee

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 12:35 AM

Anyone have a link please.

Thanks
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 08:41 AM

Cool pics smile
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 08:56 AM

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428585 Hopefully this works!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 09:05 AM

What kinda pumps are these now?
Posted by: Thunder II

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 09:13 AM

WOW!!!!Thanks for the link....
Posted by: DasFast1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 10:44 AM

They look like Gilbarco 804s to me.
Posted by: Petroholic

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 02:23 PM

I have been following that thread for the last few months,it's very addicting and time consuming!!
Joe
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 29 2011 06:16 PM

Very cool and I can see where you would lose hours looking through them!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 30 2011 09:52 AM

A few more.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 31 2011 11:09 PM

One more.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 09:11 AM

A few more.
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 11:19 AM

very cool pictures!!! MAN I`M DROOLING OVER THE BLIMP PICTURE!!!! GOD I`D LOVE TO HAVE THAT PICTURE!!!!! TXS FOR SHARING....ALAN
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 03:44 PM

That Texaco Fire Chief Ethyl sign is a nice piece.
Posted by: donj

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 06:34 PM

Great sight!
Posted by: st.rod

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
What kinda pumps are these now?


Tokheim Vanguard.

I'd like to have one

Not that old but just a little different

Larry

The H.A.M.B. is neat
Posted by: J.E.Radebaugh

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 08:59 PM

Great pictures! I wonder what the 6/98 banners mean on the Texaco pumps?

Jamie
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 19 2011 09:17 PM

Pricer on pump says 18.2, but canvas banner has 6gal for 98c = 16 3/10 gal
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 20 2011 09:07 AM

Gas on sale at 11.2 cents and TAX at 4 cents per gallon...isn't that like 35% tax on gas, as bad as todays tax on gas
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 20 2011 09:12 AM

An old 6 foot Ford V-8 sign with not a car in sight.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 24 2011 09:14 PM

I love the truck stop pic!
Posted by: blacktee

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 24 2011 09:42 PM

One of the greatest sites I've been too. You can sit for hours going thur this and find signs you never seen before. Another plus, there's no one selling fake aircraft signs.... : )
Posted by: Jarvis

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 25 2011 08:14 AM

Chad, Your the Tydol collector... you need that blimp in your collection! He,He,He
Posted by: Tomstoybox

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 25 2011 08:53 AM

Would like to have a minature blimp like that. Its bigger than my house! Ill settle for a Tydol globe or 2,3,4.........Chad
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 25 2011 03:20 PM

More
Posted by: Mike618b

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 09:42 AM

In the truck stop, is that neon in the canopy bases?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 04:34 PM

Good times
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 05:33 PM

old stations, top 2 are Long Beach & the bottom one is San Pedro..it sure would of been nice to pick up a pump sign every time you filled up! The center picture, he must of made more money parking cars than selling gas
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 08:26 PM

Hey it's free parking when you buy 10 gallons of gas!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 08:33 PM

You got good eyes..your right..as many cars that are there he might be out of gas
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 26 2011 08:37 PM

Dalmatians in car are looking at GILMORE FIELD!
Posted by: Vermonter

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 08:10 AM

Thanks for the great pics. What are those big,round Cities Service pumps?
John
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 09:41 AM

More
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 09:42 AM

Color!
Posted by: s932

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 09:53 AM

Love the Morris oil and gas globe. Didn't no I had a globe named after me. Lol I would love to find that globe
Posted by: Tom Stover

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 10:03 AM

Home to the Hollywood Stars of the old PCL.
Posted by: sanford

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 11:25 AM

Shawn, it looks you have a new item to chase for the collection. lol
Posted by: Lucky's Lonestar

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 01:05 PM

I've seen this on the HAMB, absolutely great thread! I agree i can sit here for hours looking! I wish i could have lived in the era!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 02:22 PM

Four stations on a corner..your lucky to find one now
Posted by: s932

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 05:39 PM

yes Tony I do now
Posted by: Lost Highway

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Vermonter
Thanks for the great pics. What are those big,round Cities Service pumps?
John



does anyone know? they have a great look
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 07:16 PM

The Cities Service pumps are Bennett 700 series.
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 27 2011 08:41 PM

Now we need to post pics of that globe to tease you with Shawn grin
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 01 2011 07:03 PM

More!
Posted by: s932

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 01 2011 09:00 PM

My luck you or Jarvis would find the globe and hold it your collections just to jack with me.lol man I love this hobby there is just so much love
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 02 2011 07:51 AM

WOW! THAT IS A REALLY COOL ART DECO GULF STATION. WOULD LIKE TO SEE OTHER VIEWS OF THAT ONE! wink
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 03 2011 07:21 AM

I aim to please!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 03 2011 07:43 AM

Wow Kenny you do aim to please, that has truly got to be an icon in gas station architecture. after 27 years of collecting, i've never seen that one before! any knowledge of where it was located and if there were others? looks to be south of the border! (US southern states?)

thanks! smile
Posted by: marxmobilgas

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 03 2011 10:03 AM

The funky Phillips 66 station on the first page of this forum(not HAMB) was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

That Tydol blimp rocks. How long did it take to paint that monstrosity?

The Fire Chief Ethyl sign. Anyone have a closer pic of it?
it looks like part sign part decal in the pic.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 03 2011 04:29 PM

This had become an awesome thread to look through. Modern day had nothing on yesteryear. Truely a spectacle.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 04 2011 07:39 AM

Sorry I have no knowledge of the pics but it is very cool!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 04 2011 07:41 AM

Friday!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 05 2011 08:57 AM

hmmmmmm.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 05 2011 08:58 AM

And a couple more.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 05 2011 09:05 AM

The Lighthouse Gulf station was built in 1938 in Miami Beach.
Here is a link to a site that has a little more info;
http://www.agilitynut.com/gas/fldeco.html
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 05 2011 03:40 PM

Shame such creative architecture is taken for granted and doesn't exist anymore! frown
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 05 2011 09:24 PM

Others.
Posted by: imp454ala

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 06 2011 04:41 AM

Hi,
A few from Downunder


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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 06 2011 09:21 AM

Fantastic pics Guido! Keep them coming!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 06 2011 11:20 AM

Guido,

Thanks for sharing!

What is that vehicle in your first pic?

Does the second pic mean that the station was accepting Austrailian pounds and Americal dollars? Was it just during that era? I am assuming that a station like that would now just accept Austrailian dollars.

BTW Austrailian currency is beautiful! Tho I guess any currency if you have enough of it is beautiful... : )
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 08 2011 07:52 AM

Tuesday!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 09 2011 07:34 AM

Maybe some color.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 09 2011 10:12 AM

WOW! Those Cities Service Stations & Signs are on Steroids! LOL!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 10 2011 07:47 PM

I love those cities service neons!
Posted by: always lookin

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 10 2011 08:41 PM

I posted this in another thread a while back...
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 10 2011 09:30 PM

Could you have a better name for a company? I think not! Thanks for posting!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 10 2011 10:09 PM

Some extra.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 06:21 AM

Try to find a Pegasus like that. Flat and curved!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 07:23 AM

Can anyone "more from the era smile " tell my why the car in the Mobil station pic has a full tarp or covering on it? That's one heck of a stone guard, lol.
I think the Hillsdale Mobil station had the same "curved" Pegasus on it from the one pic I've been able to find of it. You can barely see the front end in my photo, but it looks like it curved as well. Do you think they took the flat version with back bracket mounts, and since the curve is so slight on the building that they were just able to mount them and it didn't crack the porcelain? I would guess with a larger sign there is a bit of bend in the sign due to the size? I've never seen a curved one but I haven't seen it all.
Darin
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 08:12 AM

Darin, mostlikely, it was a "Test - Mule " from Detroit . Back in the Day, General Motors and Ford and too many times Chrysler would wrap a car in canvas so as to discuise the Sheet metal from the competition . I remember here in Richmond Va. , Chrysler had a couple of Test - Mules here .I think it was around 1961. I had somewhat of an inside as I knew the owners of both a Chevrolet dealership and a Plymouth dealer too. Ed Shaver
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 05:34 PM

They still do that today, even at their own test tracks.
disguised Ferrari
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 05:55 PM

As a driver, it is one thing to see photos of a "test mule" on a test track, owned by a Major Car Company. But can you imagine driving down the highway and either being passed or passing a car all draped in canvas or cloth? (and being startled to the point of almost losing control) The curiosity of what is/was underneath the tarp would drive me crazy,............... okay crazier.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 06:46 PM

Thanks for the info Ed. I didn't even think about that as the reason.
Darin
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 07:26 PM

I few more of the car. Looks like it was for a commercial.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 09:58 PM

Friday!
Posted by: tallgye49

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 11 2011 10:15 PM

The car that's covered is a late 50s Lincoln.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 13 2011 09:36 AM

Extra extra!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 13 2011 07:53 PM

Is that last one foreign? Looks like the St. Louis arch and the pumps look domestic.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 14 2011 07:43 AM

I don't know if it is or not! They must not get alot of snow is all i know!!! Anyone ever hear of DEA?
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 14 2011 08:56 AM

I'm told that gasoline brand is sold in Ireland . As to where the station was , I haven't a clue. I'm also a H. A. M. B. member too. Ed Shaver
Posted by: fast66

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 14 2011 10:08 AM

IMO it is a German brand (could have sold elseware I suppose), I have a link to a gas pump site in Germany and the DEA is spelled out Deutche Erdöl AG, wich means something like "German Earth Oil LTD".
Please check www.alte-tanksaeulen.de and you will find many nice pictures of Gilbarco-Schwelm pumps restored to DEA brand - and also lots of other nice pumps :-)
br
Claes
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 14 2011 06:07 PM

Very cool Claes, seems the European community can be just as "obsessed" with the hobby as we North American's!!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 07:40 AM

Tuesday!
Posted by: eric grinder

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 01:47 PM

Anyone know if that 5th pic down from the top of this page 6 is from NYC? I swear it looks like where I park when I go into Manhattan 31st and Broadway!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 04:30 PM

That Firestone car...think it was a mechanic sent out to change peoples tires? Or an early Ad car?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 07:30 PM

Sadly none of the pics I have been getting have any info. The firestone car looks to belong to some "buffalo bill" type caracter! I love the lubication stall with the lights in the floor and the ladies sitting in lawn chairs watching!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 08:27 PM

I try to wait two days in between posts but this one is cool!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 08:56 PM

The 3 Stooges meet Abbott & Costello! (& try to fix a twin pump) LOL!
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 09:07 PM

I like that one! Not your're typical pump scene. 4 guys who just pump the gas and one who fixes it!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 15 2011 10:09 PM

Sure it's not four old gassers getting a tutorial on how to do a great restoration? : o

You know, a how to on gutting the thing!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 16 2011 07:44 AM

Newbies!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:11 AM

Friday!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:29 AM

Awesome rat ride!

I wonder what the restrooms looks like at the first station in your last post! LOL!
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:31 AM

nice gilmore station picture!!!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:39 AM

Can you imagine all the bells ringing at the gilmore when there is a car at every pump!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 08:38 AM

The Texaco station with the four or five story parking garage, I was there when I was a kid going downtown everyday in the summer. Always wondered if someone ever backed one of the cars off, but no one did.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:02 PM

Someone check my count.......I believe there's 24 pumps lined up in that pic with 16 of 'em having lights! That's impressive.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 18 2011 07:10 PM

You are correct with your math! NOW, how many oil bottles are their?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 19 2011 08:56 AM

Tanker Time!
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 19 2011 10:03 AM

Quote:
The 3 Stooges meet Abbott & Costello!
LOL

____________________________________

5c a gallon savings, that's a lot when you figure gas was what - 18c/gal?
No globes or even pump places/decals and all pumps were Ethyl.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 19 2011 05:45 PM

I believe 192 bottles of oil! That place must have moved some petroleum products.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 19 2011 08:51 PM

I will sing, "192 oil bottles in the racks,192 bottles! Take one out, pass it around,192 oil bottles in the racks"! OK, it needs a little work.....
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 08:43 AM

I couldn't wait til monday.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 09:59 AM

I want one of those little cars!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Pogo's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 10:17 AM

I'll take the pumps in the top photo, they are very rare Boyle Dayton 1950's!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 12:05 PM

I have never seen the boyles before this pic!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 02:35 PM

Would they really have pulled a prop plane that close to the gas pump? I once oversaw a helicoptor being loaded with gas and the truck came to it and the hose was verrrrrry long.

Or is that a decommissioned plane turned into a gas stations--of course Nicole--D'oh!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 20 2011 07:26 PM

Nicole, That is a fancy re-use of a decommissioned airplane! I have seen several stations with an airplane theme from back in the day...very creative if you ask me! Wings as an overhang!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 21 2011 07:45 AM

Good morning!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 22 2011 07:15 AM

The last pic is from the movie, "I.Q.". A great movie!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 22 2011 10:41 AM

UMPH! COLOR PICTURES...HARD ON THE EYES....LOL! ONCE AGAIN GREAT SELECTION!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 22 2011 08:42 PM

B/W!
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 22 2011 09:14 PM

At least 10 different Smithway L-1 pumps in that Cities Service pick. All need is one door and the decorative door latch/lock! Think they could send me one?!
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 23 2011 01:55 AM

The second picture. The 41 Chevy hotrod that everybody is looking at. Leaded in deck lid, wingtips on the bumper, lowered rear and raised front. Typical 50's teenage hotrod. Bin there done that. Mitch
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 23 2011 07:16 AM

Originally Posted By: 67Chev4X4
The second picture. The 41 Chevy hotrod that everybody is looking at. Leaded in deck lid, wingtips on the bumper, lowered rear and raised front. Typical 50's teenage hotrod. Bin there done that. Mitch
I love the stop light in that pic. You always see that type in the Bugs Bunny cartoons!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 23 2011 05:04 PM

And it doesn't look like the stop light worked too well either, lol! Maybe that's why they changed the design!
Darin
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 24 2011 07:40 AM

Once again.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 24 2011 08:30 PM

I shorted you guys and girls one pic!
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 24 2011 10:08 PM

What I find interesting in the last set is the interior shot of the gas station is the exact same set up as a Texaco station. There have been several Texaco interior pics posted here.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 09:33 AM

hello!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 09:35 AM

SUPER! That 2nd one shows a white Coca-Cola bottle only Button....and you don't see those too often...A RARITY!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 09:56 AM

Now this was posted on the HAMB about their site. http://theoldmotor.com/ They have excellant photos with a little background on them!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 10:33 AM

This one's for PogoGas!
Posted by: always lookin

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 02:47 PM

I took these off my wall. The first is out of Ohio, the other is in Pa.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 04:54 PM

cool pics. i've seen that clock somwhere...... wink
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 05:22 PM

Lubritorium! Now that is a word! Fantastic pics!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 09:44 PM

Does anyone store their spare tires like this man does?
Posted by: Lost Highway

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 26 2011 10:50 PM

i found these on flickr. they were from when there was an oil crisis in the mid seventies. they are actually from the us national archives. this would have been the time to be collecting up the pumps but i guess youd have to hand truck them home, haha.










Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 27 2011 09:01 AM

Fill up my tank with salvation!!! Great pics!!!
Posted by: Pogo's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 27 2011 09:57 AM

I really need one of those pumps, thanks for the pics Kenny, they are awesome!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 27 2011 10:12 PM

Color anyone?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 12:57 AM

RARE color shot of a Gilmore station.

Please keep it on oldgas only and don't post it over at HAMB or elsewhere.
Posted by: porcelain-neon

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 03:36 AM

All right, who's got one of those Gilmore neons?
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 06:55 AM

NICE PICS ,KEEP EM COMING.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 07:20 AM

I only post pics here. I see your gilmore neon and raise you one!
Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 07:22 AM

I fold! LOL
Posted by: canadianoilguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:22 AM

post wherever YOU like!!! still nice to see them on here...
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:39 AM

Here is one, but I had to recreate the top lion. Love this sign, but now no where to hang it.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
I see your gilmore neon and raise you one!


I see your Gilmore neon tanker and raise you two...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:57 AM

A little info on it... designed by W.C. James, who was head of the special effects department at Twentieth Century Pictures Studio. The truck was illuminated with 600 feet of neon tubing. Blue neon was used for the outline and side lettering. Gold neon for the radiator shell. Red neon for the cab lettering and the Red Lion and "Roar ..." slogan at the rear. Fifteen thousand volts was used to light it. Power was created by four generators mounted on the left side of the engine and driven from the fan belt.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 12:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
Here is one, but I had to recreate the top lion. Love this sign, but now no where to hang it.


Craig, have you seen these pics before?...

http://www.hubgarage.com/mygarage/janadebra/vehicles/56564
Posted by: DIESEL

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 12:41 PM

Dose anyone have a picture of a Cosden station or photograph of a pump done in higher octane pump plates ,i would like to see what color combos they did?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: DIESEL
Dose anyone have a picture of a Cosden station or photograph of a pump done in higher octane pump plates ,i would like to see what color combos they did?


This is all I have of Cosden, believe pump on the right is HO...
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 03:49 PM

WOW, I do remember seeing it years ago. Beautiful Job, makes me just want to find a place for mine.
Thanks for the pictures.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 05:17 PM

Ran across this old thread from Dec. 2007 by Curt Cragg, some of the photos still on it.

http://www.oldgas.com/shoptalk/ubb/Forum4/HTML/002005.html

I am enjoying the photos in this current thread very much!

I thought everyone might also enjoy this look into photos that were posted a few years ago.
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 05:56 PM

You guys are doing a great job and these photos are just awesome to look at. Please keep up the good work. If I had any old photos I'd add 'em myself. Thanks to all who have contributed thus far.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 06:10 PM

I bow down to master of gilmore neon! I can only offer a gilmore girl!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 28 2011 06:24 PM

I wish I had that Powerwine neon sign in that old thread, imagine the colors on that.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 29 2011 08:41 PM

More where that came from!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 07:16 AM

Hello.
Posted by: DIESEL

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE
Originally Posted By: DIESEL
Dose anyone have a picture of a Cosden station or photograph of a pump done in higher octane pump plates ,i would like to see what color combos they did?


This is all I have of Cosden, believe pump on the right is HO...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PULLING THIS ONE OUT OF YOUR STASH,THAT PHOTO HAS HELPED ME OUT ALOT & THANKS AGAIN GILMORE!
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 02:54 PM

can anyone read what type of gasoline is on the sign to the right of the word "Fordson"
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 02:57 PM

HERCULES...???
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 03:51 PM

"Gilmore" is correct, it is Hercules.
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 04:05 PM

Dennis have you ever seen a Hercules globe like that??? Would be a dandy!!!
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 06:00 PM

I'm curious.....in the Sinclair pic (which is totally awesome) In front of the builing there appears to be some kind of cut-out of a woman holding what looks to be an oil can. Is this card board or metal and does anyone have one of these? I've never seen one.....whatever it is.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 06:08 PM

Just having that curb sign would be a Dandy!!!
Truck looks like it had been in a Parade, note small building in rear.
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: minuteman
Dennis have you ever seen a Hercules globe like that??? Would be a dandy!!!
I have not seen a globe with the mule. Another one to hope for though! The same company also used a logo with the character "Hercules", the strong man.It pictures him from the shoulders up holding a wooden club.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 30 2011 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: lordparaffin
I'm curious.....in the Sinclair pic (which is totally awesome) In front of the builing there appears to be some kind of cut-out of a woman holding what looks to be an oil can. Is this card board or metal and does anyone have one of these? I've never seen one.....whatever it is.


There's also one on the side of the building to the left.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 31 2011 07:36 AM

A few for today.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 31 2011 09:44 PM

We went over 10,000 views today! This one's from my friend over at http://www.vintageroadside.com/ .
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 31 2011 09:46 PM

Since we went big time today a few more couldn't hurt!
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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 31 2011 10:33 PM

Love the calpet picture! It's so surreal! What kinda pumps are those?
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 05:44 AM

THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF THE LONGEST THREADS , AWESOME PICTURES KEEP EM COMING!!!!!!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 06:24 AM

Those Boyle Dayton Gas and oil Pumps in that station are just beautiful. Wish I had one and the Associated neon and chicken wing are another on the wish list. Great pictures, keep them coming.
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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 03:59 PM

I didn't think the photos could get better, but they are!!!!!

Thank you Dennis and the others who have been keeping this fantastic thread going.
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Posted by: gaspumpgary

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 04:33 PM

Thought i'd share this British photo of a London filling station,
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 04:41 PM

Outstanding pics!!!!I wonder if my neighborhood would let me paint "gilmore lion head motor oil " on the side of my house?
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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 05:46 PM

I love the pumps with women's names!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 05:49 PM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
I love the pumps with women's names!!!!!!!!!
They are named after the famous Dionne Quintuplets http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/fts/wichita_200803A12.html
Posted by: jackofalltrades

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 07:00 PM

My wife and I looked through all the pics. Very cool. We were born in the early 70s so these pics were before our time. The pics really share the feel of the early gas station vs. what they are today. Keep the old pics coming. Especially Sinclair stuff from the 50s-60s :-)
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Posted by: Pogo's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 07:48 PM

How about that Fry with the totalizer, that's got to be rare?
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 07:53 PM

Just sold the GLM totalizer I had.
Posted by: HI-OCTANE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 08:09 PM

Lot's of signs and globes, that I never knew existed from these old photos.
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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 09:24 PM

I know one of you good poeple probably have a conoco minuteman sign. Well,have you met his big brother? Anyone have this in your garage?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
This one's from my friend over at http://www.vintageroadside.com/ .


Few more shots of it...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
I know one of you good poeple probably have a conoco minuteman sign. Well,have you met his big brother? Anyone have this in your garage?


Might have a problem fitting these in the garage too...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 11:50 PM

Must be common practice to take pics when hanging signs at White Eagle stations...

Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 01 2011 11:53 PM

Great Pictures Guys!!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 12:03 AM

ROSEBUD...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 12:27 AM

A few Wigwam shots...

Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 12:37 AM

Always liked the design of this Teepee station...

Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 08:02 AM

Great teepees!
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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 07:50 PM

OMG! I MISSED 3 PAGES OF PHOTOS!

I was only gone a few days but I feel like Rip-Van-Winkle on this thread... : o

I don't know, maybe a dozen pic's ago, but what was the London Brand with the arrow shaped globe? Any pic's of the globe? I know, it might be too many pages ago to ask...

So many really cool old pic's over just a couple of days--it's just much for this gal to take in all at once! : )
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 08:04 PM

Color anyone?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 08:06 PM

In color-rama!
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 09:20 PM







Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 10:30 PM

WOW, great photos!!! Wasn't sure if I was going to get into this thread, but boy was I wrong!!! In looking at them you can really tell they are old - there are people at the service stations that:

1) look like they care about you as a customer
2) speak english
3) take pride in their work

See if you can find any of the above nowadays. Good luck.
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 02 2011 11:37 PM




Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 08:28 AM

In the mood for more?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 08:48 AM

Ethyl was always the bright,shining beacon of fun everywhere she went.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 09:34 AM

she looks like she would be fun
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Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 10:22 AM

Fun & then some laugh
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
- there are people at the service stations that:

1) look like they care about you as a customer
2) speak english
3) take pride in their work

See if you can find any of the above nowadays. Good luck.


EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: gasoildude

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 11:49 AM

Originally Posted By: strnge
Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
- there are people at the service stations that:

1) look like they care about you as a customer
2) speak english
3) take pride in their work

See if you can find any of the above nowadays. Good luck.


EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I could not agree more!!!!!
Posted by: gmstuff

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 11:58 AM

Dennis, Any leads on one of those Hood man Neon sign? WOW, what a killer sign!!
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: gmstuff
Dennis, Any leads on one of those Hood man Neon sign? WOW, what a killer sign!!
Keith, I haven't located one yet, but it's on the WISH LIST!
Posted by: bmclemore

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 01:10 PM

Great pics, keep em coming!
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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 07:39 PM

LOL!....Hood, Hyvis, Hayes & Hopson! It doesn't get any better than this!

KEEP THEM COMING....ONE OF MY FAVE THREADS!
Posted by: pumpingethyl

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Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 08:32 PM

A couple 1920's or 30'S Marathon's!
Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 03 2011 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
Ethyl was always the bright,shining beacon of fun everywhere she went.


WOWSERS!!! THAT'S pretty racey for the 20's-30's era. I believe I would've bought Miss Ethyl a drink.
Posted by: GILMORE

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Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 12:32 AM

There are some really cool photos in here. Love the jeweled metal body globes on top of the Fry's a way back......That and I'm still laughing about Ethyl! Oh my stomach hurts LOL !!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:20 AM

Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
Ethyl was always the bright,shining beacon of fun everywhere she went.


WOWSERS!!! THAT'S pretty racey for the 20's-30's era. I believe I would've bought Miss Ethyl a drink.


Grandma like to have some fun. How's this for racy?...

Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 01:21 AM

Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:41 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE






Simply AWESOME! Would Love to see a plethora of shots from this station alone!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 07:09 AM

Aiming to please!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 07:11 AM

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Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:24 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE
Originally Posted By: BIGTOM
Originally Posted By: publicenemy1925
Ethyl was always the bright,shining beacon of fun everywhere she went.


WOWSERS!!! THAT'S pretty racey for the 20's-30's era. I believe I would've bought Miss Ethyl a drink.


Grandma like to have some fun. How's this for racy?...



"Fill 'er up... with the GOOD stuff!!!" LOL!!!
Posted by: pumpingethyl

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: pumpingethyl


Nice Photoshop work on that one. Wonder who/where you got that from? wink

1 of the 2 plant employee pics I bought off the granddaughter of one of the truck drivers...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:03 PM

Took some PS work to recreate that storage tank that was missing from the upper corner..
Posted by: Jack R

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:07 PM

Hey Gilmore the Texaco Fire chief in color do you have the post card its from Know where its located?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:07 PM

Just received this one today...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Jack R
Hey Gilmore the Texaco Fire chief in color do you have the post card its from Know where its located?


Last Frontier Hotel... Las Vegas, NV. I do not have the postcard, likely came from ebay or Cheese's site.

Here's a shot of the wagon that's out front...



Posted by: Jack R

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 06:40 PM

I have that exact post card and it is from The Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada I bought it on e bay and posted on Cheese's site a long time a ago and also here a long time ago. Thanks for the close up on the wagon. Jack
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 07:50 PM

Here's another "color" shot of it, Jack R. Photo came from flickr.com, I believe.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 08:15 PM

Texaco tanker photo on ebay.

Item number: 250799692026
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 08:18 PM

Another found on ebay... Associated tanker with wagon, at a station.

Item number: 270730979682
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:02 PM

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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 04 2011 11:18 PM

Fun fun fun.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 05 2011 07:44 AM

One before work...
Posted by: pumpingethyl

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Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 05 2011 10:16 PM

Bet they made more off selling Tires than station operators made selling gas & service etc.
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 05 2011 10:29 PM

We all love seeing photos of old gas stations, but ...

The Shop Talk Membership Guidelines state that members must have permission to post copyright pictures.

If you do not have permission from the copyright holder, please do not involve Oldgas.com in legal problems by posting those images.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 06 2011 07:13 AM

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 07 2011 07:50 AM

MAN, you have to wonder where that Mobil Car/Trailer combo is now?

Probably scrap! eek What a Nostalgic piece of Oil History! Love it!
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 07 2011 12:55 PM

I love these pics!!!!! Keep em comming!

Mike
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 07 2011 03:27 PM

Ebay Item number: 200594906337
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 07 2011 03:39 PM

Jack R., here's another Hotel Last Frontier shot for ya...

Ebay Item number: 120707755441
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 07 2011 03:47 PM

Aussie station...
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 08 2011 07:12 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 09 2011 03:34 PM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 09 2011 04:04 PM

Drag racing on cobblestones! grin grin grin
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 09 2011 07:55 PM

Hey! there's my RICHLUBE sign above that canopy! Nice to see how it may have been used! smile
Posted by: imp454ala

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 12 2011 05:30 AM

hi
a few more from Downunder
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 12 2011 07:02 AM

Great pics Guido!!
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 12 2011 05:14 PM

I'm sorry Ladies but we only have a one size fits ALL for glasses today...LOL
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 12 2011 06:29 PM

Why not just post a link to HAMB site, instead of copying & pasting here?
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 13 2011 07:08 AM

Well there are 1233 pages and 24660 posts on the vintage pic page. Now gas station pics can be few and far between, so I thought why not copy and paste here. I do a few every other day and you get something new to enjoy. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=428585
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 13 2011 07:10 AM

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 13 2011 08:19 AM

LOL! Obviously that last American Station hasn't had a review by the company in a couple decades. I can't imagine what the restrooms look like! eek
Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 13 2011 12:02 PM

Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
LOL! Obviously that last American Station hasn't had a review by the company in a couple decades. I can't imagine what the restrooms look like! eek


Dont be so hasty, just like the camera adds 20-30 lbs; it also adds 20-30 layers of grime to buildings AND 100-150 grease/oil spots on driveways. Makes sense to me, I'm sure the restroom floors are clean enough to eat off of. wink
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 13 2011 02:54 PM

Looking at the sign above pump, picture was taken of a closed down station.
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 14 2011 08:18 PM

Quote:
Well there are 1233 pages and 24660 posts on the vintage pic page. Now gas station pics can be few and far between, so I thought why not copy and paste here. I do a few every other day and you get something new to enjoy.

An obvious answer and I for one greatly appreciated you doing this for us.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 14 2011 11:05 PM

I will be away this weekend so I leave you with these.
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 15 2011 07:29 AM

Nice "Bumperettes" in that last picture! wink
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 15 2011 07:36 AM

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Posted by: archer2

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 15 2011 08:56 AM

Great post, thanks for taking the time to do this.
Posted by: gaspump39

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 15 2011 10:32 AM

Sinclar hub caps on the truck. need a set.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 15 2011 04:11 PM

Mrs. Lube Rack huh?
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 17 2011 09:53 PM

Haven't seen any new photos in a few days, so I'll add a few...
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 17 2011 09:57 PM

One more from "Bills".
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 19 2011 07:10 AM

Great pics BP!! I had along weekend.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 19 2011 07:11 AM

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 19 2011 07:17 AM

Man, these images sure do conjure up dreams of what roadtrips may have been like 50+ years ago.

KEEP 'EM COMIN'!
Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 19 2011 11:38 AM

Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Man, these images sure do conjure up dreams of what roadtrips may have been like 50+ years ago.

KEEP 'EM COMIN'!


It makes me a little melancholy to think of "those days" and the road trips. My first roadie was when I was in my teens (mid 1980's), my dad HATED driving, so no road trips when I was a kid. :'( I wear my vehicles out with my kids these days, we drive A LOT!!!
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 19 2011 07:00 PM

Here are a couple that I have purchased off of ebay, lately.

This first one is a B&W "oldie, but goodie"; that has been tinted.





I can't remember if I shared this one before? So if I have, sorry about that;



Of course can't forget where all of this started, a man and his cart;

Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 20 2011 04:14 PM

That Texaco cart is absolutely priceless !!!!!!!! Ed Shaver
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 20 2011 05:31 PM

It took me forever staring at the cart to realize that there is a dog under the cart!!! Great pictures!!!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 23 2011 08:14 AM

pictures!
Posted by: toychaser2005

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 23 2011 09:45 AM

nice love that shell truck an john deere
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 23 2011 10:01 AM

RETRO PETRO HEAVEN! laugh
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 23 2011 01:58 PM

That old John Deere is killer!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 24 2011 07:02 PM

Why o Why can't I find one of those BOYLE-DAYTON oil and pump station gas pumps. Man would I love to find one.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 24 2011 10:43 PM

Time for some more color.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 24 2011 11:34 PM

keep them coming !
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 27 2011 07:09 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 27 2011 07:42 AM

We passed 30,000 views so how about a few more!!!
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 27 2011 02:52 PM

That outdoor Mobilubrication bay is impressive. Clean as a whistle and all that porcelain! Leaves quite an impression even by todays standards.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 05 2011 07:15 AM

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 05 2011 05:27 PM

Dig that Huge Coca-Cola Sign....It's larger than the Station I.D. sign LOL!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 07 2011 07:53 AM

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Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 09 2011 11:21 AM

Originally Posted By: THE AMERICAN GARAGE
Dig that Huge Coca-Cola Sign....It's larger than the Station I.D. sign LOL!


It says that it was located in San Antonio - I'd like to know where in SA it actually was. I'm sure there's nothing left of it at this point frown
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 09 2011 02:54 PM

Your pushing 40,000 views. This thread will soon be a web site within a site! Keep up the great work. It's really appreciated.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 09 2011 07:38 PM

From Richmond Virginia :


Egglestons Garage shot 1989 . This was a Texaco dealer origionally. It was built sometime in 1934.


Built as The Harvey System in 1930, this outstanding piece of Greek revival is stil at Moore and West Broad street


I shot this with a 1944 Agfa 120 X 120 on Kodak Verichrome back in 1985 IOt was at one time a Socony/ Mobil at Allison and the 2300 blk of Cary street . It was razed in 1999.


Origionally, a Ford tractor dealer , gasoline was sold under the 1st floor areas. They were a Richfield dealer until becomming Capital garage in the late seventies . They then sold Phillips/ Little oil products . In 2000, Capital Garage became capital Garage apartments .

Ed Shaver
Posted by: Carolinatraveler

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 09 2011 08:14 PM

The station in the 1985 photo on Cary Street was originally the Gold Star Service Station, selling Amoco products. I have several mid-1930s photos, but don't know how to upload them.

Wayne Henderson
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 12:20 AM

SKELLY station in Nevis, MN...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 12:32 AM

SUNOCO & SHELL tankers...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 12:34 AM

STANDARD/RED CROWN/ZEROLENE tankers...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 12:45 AM

Take your pic- GULF, SINCLAIR, TEXACO, ESSO...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 12:50 AM

DOC, this one of your pics/models?...
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 10 2011 06:57 AM

NO, But it def looks more like the typical style that my Buddy Allan shoots!

BTW, that's a studio shot of a model mated with an outdoor shot....easily done.
wink
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 11 2011 07:06 AM

Great pics everyone!!!
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 11 2011 07:21 AM

Looks like the canopy on the poor Texaco station above was settling a little bit! Looks to be built on a little hill. Neat station though.
I like those old tire covers advertising the brands. Does anyone have any in thier collections? I would guess they are a scarce item with cross over appeal to car collectors.
Darin
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 13 2011 07:33 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 14 2011 04:01 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 14 2011 04:04 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 14 2011 04:08 PM

antioch,where i live
Posted by: Carolinatraveler

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 15 2011 07:23 PM

On the photo with the two pumps, with two guys in between leaning on the tires...What kind of globes on those pumps?
Wayne Henderson
P.S. The Bryan-Cooper Oil Co photo (Atlantic) above is from Laurinburg, NC
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2011 07:00 AM

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Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2011 09:11 AM

Where was the picture taken with the blown out globe on the visible pump? Texas City? Looks like an explosion aftermath.

The last one had me going with the guy on the hood cleaning the windshield. Seriously? On the hood? Then I looked closer and realized who was working on the car.
Posted by: Johnnyleduc

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2011 09:47 AM

DAWSON CREEK DISASTER: FEBRUARY 13, 1943
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2011 02:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Johnnyleduc
DAWSON CREEK DISASTER: FEBRUARY 13, 1943


I've heard of that in passing, but knew nothing about it. Looked it up on the internet and learned quite a bit.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2011 04:07 PM

KS 82 GT,
If you haven't watched that Stooge short, you should! I've watched the beginning of that one over and over looking at the great Mobil advertising all over the place! I crack up every time I see it....SUPER SERVICE!
"Violent is the Word for Curly Part 1 (1938)(in color)" is what it is under in my favorites on Youtube.
Take a look!
Darin
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 18 2011 07:13 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 21 2011 08:25 AM

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 22 2011 12:49 AM

Couple Crowns at a gas and grocery...
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 22 2011 01:05 AM

Cool old station/garage that sold Gilmore as well as many other brands through the years. Still exists and is now a french restaurant.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 22 2011 08:43 AM

I love the gilmore globes in the last shot! Sometimes it hard to understand just how old they are till you see them in a picture! Thanks for the great pics Gilmore!!!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 22 2011 10:46 AM

Not oil and gas related but cool just the same.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 23 2011 07:11 AM

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Posted by: BIGTOM

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 23 2011 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE
Cool old station/garage that sold Gilmore as well as many other brands through the years. Still exists and is now a french restaurant.


Man, that's a cool place - is the tree still there or was it chopped?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 23 2011 10:54 PM

Unfortunately, the tree is no longer there. Here's the history page on the restaurant's website...

http://www.lechene.com/about/history

Quote:
As an eye-catching feature, they incorporated the large oak tree that used to shade the old refreshment stand into the front stone wall of the new building. It stood majestically between the garage on the right, and the new cafe on the left. A drinking fountain was installed at the base of this signature oak tree. Unfortunately, this oak was damaged by a truck in the 1960’s and did not survive. It remained standing as a dead trunk until the end of 1980, when the last remnants were finally removed.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 24 2011 08:13 AM

What brand is that visible pump with the diamond shape next to the Gilmore?
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 24 2011 01:42 PM

Both are Gilmore- the first/closest one is Blu-Green and the next one with the "Roar with Gilmore" globe is most likely Red Lion. Is that what you were asking, Craig?
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 24 2011 07:38 PM

Right to Left; Blu-Green, Roar, Economy, Union & maybe BEACON.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 24 2011 08:16 PM

There are only three pumps though ! The Gilmore on the left side and the one next to it is the one I am referring to.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 24 2011 09:19 PM

Sorry, I was referring to post # 255465 & now I'm guessing Craig is asking about 2nd picture in Post # 255657.
Posted by: souperhigh

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 25 2011 02:36 PM

These are awesome to look at. Thanks to all who shared them.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 26 2011 07:17 AM

I'm running behind!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2011 08:30 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2011 08:32 AM

Color-rama!
Posted by: Bud Miley

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2011 08:40 AM

Great Photos! The last pic of the Pepsi Machine is great. Model 27 Vendolator and the Trico thermometer above the door. Gas was probably a quarter a gallon or even less.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2011 09:54 AM

In post 255657 on page 36, what is the thing to the left of the West Coast Service building? It looks like some kind of water, air service tower thing. It has a lamp shade on the top.

Thanks,
Mike
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2011 10:48 PM

Air station. I don't know what make/model.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 30 2011 08:26 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 04 2011 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE
Air station. I don't know what make/model.


What are they valued at now a days?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 06 2011 07:19 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 08 2011 07:13 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 09 2011 02:49 PM

Wittle Wayne 60s at the pedal car station...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 11 2011 08:16 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 11 2011 08:50 AM

Has anyone noticed the sinclair airplane pump at the gas station? How odd that fuel is being sold on the street. Is the pump plate a plate or a decal?I recall someone on here saying they didn't make pump plates with the planes on them.
Posted by: coheley5

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 11 2011 10:38 AM

I don't think i have seen a coke machine on an island either
Posted by: Carolinatraveler

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 11 2011 12:12 PM

Sinclair "Aircraft" was a non-ethyl premium grade automotive fuel. Although it was not sold at all stations, most Sinclair stations offered this product. Pump ID was by decal only, with several designs of one piece globes and an extremely rare three-piece glass globe known.
Wayne Henderson
Posted by: huskybob

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 11 2011 08:30 PM

Something tells me "THE FREE OIL CO." didn't last very long.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 13 2011 07:36 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 22 2011 08:42 PM

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Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 23 2011 04:51 PM

NICE UPDATES! I WOULDN'T MIND HAVING THAT EARLY 50'S PONTIAC SEDAN-DELIVERY! wink
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 23 2011 09:03 PM

What's that bladder thing with the hose the guy holding?
Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 23 2011 09:16 PM

Canvas water bottle.Hung on front of car as you crossed the arid desert.
Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 24 2011 05:02 PM

Speedway 79 commercial photo.
I would love to know the story behind the Brand A, B, C, D in the 5 gallon cans. Not like she is going to try each one to see how well her car runs.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 24 2011 05:32 PM

Hey gas Pedeler , Amoco really did a stunt like that back I guess bout 1970 here . The Amoco rep had several cans of gasoline branded as Esso, Shell, Pure , and of course Amoco Premium . A measured amount was put in the Ford inline engine mounted on a stand for everyone to see. Yeah, ay get one guess who always semed to win an it betta be right !!!!!!


Ans: Amoco Premium .........

Ed Shaver
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 30 2011 08:21 AM

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Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 30 2011 10:02 AM

Now that is a rare photo of two Starkeys together, wish they had a close up.
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 31 2011 06:27 AM

THANKS FOR POSTING THE OLD PICTURES , I SURE ENJOY LOOKING AT THEM . AND IM SURE EVERYONE ELSE DOES TO. THANKS AGAIN!!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 06 2011 08:15 AM

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 11 2011 02:35 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-NEGATIVE-WOM...=item2566a93584
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 11 2011 06:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Nicole
What's that bladder thing with the hose the guy holding?

Desert or cooled water bag, hung on bumper or outside rear view mirror [didn't have to stop to retrieve]. It's a rubber bag covered w/ canvas & some just used a cork stopper. Canvas was soaked w/ water & as air passed over bag, evaporation would cool the water.
When Dad would drive the tractor out in the field, he'd fill a gallon jug w/ water & wrap w/ gunny sack around jug then dip in stock tank to soak the gunny & set it in shade of fence row.
Posted by: POLESIGNKID

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 11 2011 07:41 PM

Wonder if that gilmore plane is still around?
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 13 2011 02:34 AM

A station close to me



Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 13 2011 08:13 AM

Love the bomber station!
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 13 2011 02:39 PM

I ate at the Bomber Resaurant the other night. Parked under the B17 and enjoyed all the old pics of the Station!!!
Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 13 2011 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Originally Posted By: Nicole
What's that bladder thing with the hose the guy holding?

Desert or cooled water bag, hung on bumper or outside rear view mirror [didn't have to stop to retrieve]. It's a rubber bag covered w/ canvas & some just used a cork stopper. Canvas was soaked w/ water & as air passed over bag, evaporation would cool the water.
When Dad would drive the tractor out in the field, he'd fill a gallon jug w/ water & wrap w/ gunny sack around jug then dip in stock tank to soak the gunny & set it in shade of fence row.



Dick,
I grew up with the term"Gunny Sack".You don't hear it used much anymore.The newer generation don't know what you are talking about.I remeber the desert water bags and of course the auto air conditioner which attached to the window of the car.My dad idenitified such as "California People".We still call em THE GOOD OLE DAYS
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 13 2011 07:07 PM

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auto air conditioner which attached to the window of the car

This is for Nicole, cause she ain't old enough to Remember! LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_cooler
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Aug 14 2011 08:53 AM

Nope, never saw those cars as a kid,let alone that funny looking scoop thing hanging from the window. I do remember vent windows on cars. On a nice day, I miss real vent windows.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 20 2011 07:19 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 27 2011 07:26 AM

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Posted by: J.E.Radebaugh

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 27 2011 03:23 PM

These are pictures of my Grandfather's Texaco station in Wayne Ohio (circa 1952).





Posted by: r49th

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Aug 28 2011 07:36 AM

I noticed in the footnotes in DB's link the reference to swamp coolers. When I first saw one of these on a car at an auto show several years ago, I was told it was a swamp water cooler. When it ran out of water, you could stop anywhere and refill it with- well- water from anywhere!
Supposedly one of the first in the car air conditioners had a pan for ice in which an internal fan blew air over it.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 03 2011 08:51 AM

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Posted by: 55gasser

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 03 2011 03:44 PM

Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to do this!I just sat here and looked at all 28 pages!Being a car guy and just getting started in the gas pumps etc. the pics were great.

And just think some of the pumps and signs in these photos are sitting and hanging in our garages!
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:05 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 04 2011 04:08 AM

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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 04 2011 08:56 AM

Love the koolmotor station! Thanks for posting Pierce!
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 04 2011 01:13 PM

Hard to tell, but all the visibles are twins, clockface as well.
Posted by: ToonMan

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 04 2011 06:34 PM

Here are a couple Pics I have



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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 10 2011 07:38 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 25 2011 09:18 AM

Loving the indoor shell!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 01 2011 07:28 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 05 2011 06:55 AM

How about some middle of the week pics!
Posted by: fast66

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 06 2011 01:08 AM

Caltex pictures are from an old station in the town of Linkoping in Sweden - mid 50s IMO.
//Claes
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 06 2011 06:40 AM

Swedish texaco is really cool!! Thanks for the location!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 08 2011 07:41 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 08 2011 05:46 PM

Gas 22 cents? What was that, the thirties? That must have been a lot of money then. I remember either the late 60's or the early 70's it being 35 cents a gallon. Or mabybe I'm so old my memory is just going... frown
Posted by: r49th

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 08 2011 06:42 PM

You could still buy gas for under 25 cents a gallon through the late sixties. There was still what they called gas wars and a lot of promotions. ( buy 8 gallons of gas get a free glass). Oh yeah, that was back when there was still attendants. I did that for a few months after high school and made 95 cents an hour.
By the mid seventies gas started climbing upwards, stamps started to disappear and you would have thought it was a national disaster when 50 cents a gallon showed up on the pump.
Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 08 2011 06:53 PM

I remember in 1974 when gas went to 50 cents a gallon and I wondered how us working people where going to make it! Then the gas lines began and the oil embargo.We only thought we were in troubled times then!
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 08 2011 09:53 PM

I remember when I was a kid (probably 1968 or so) my dad driving all over town looking for a station that still sold gas for under 30c in protest because he was ticked the price was going up. In 1979 I said I was going to sell my Camaro big block if gas hit 75c, and we all know what happened that year.
Posted by: huskybob

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 09 2011 01:03 PM

In 1970 you could still get gas for 25.9 in Spokane at the "no name" station on 2nd and Brown, but your car didn't run too well after you filled up.
Posted by: oilmanpat

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 09 2011 06:54 PM

Started drivin in 72. There was a gas war going on here and it got down to25.9 for about 1 week.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 10 2011 09:14 AM

So I'm guessing that pic with the visibles and the handwritten sign for gas 22 cents would have been for 5 or 10 gallons--not the price per gallon...
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 10 2011 11:02 PM

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 10 2011 11:58 PM

Rare Giant Gasoline photo...

Item number: 300607200304

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-PHOTO-GAS-ST...=item45fd95dc30

Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 11 2011 02:41 AM

No Nicole, the price would have been 22 cents per gallon. Visables were commonly used up into the fifties. The last visable used here in Cheyenne was still in use during the sixties. When I worked in the gas station in 1954-55 gasoine was 31.9 for regular and 33.9 for ethyl. The only time gas dropped below that was when they had gas wars between stations. The companies like Gulf or Standard would temporarely drop the prices to bring in customers. Mitch
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 12 2011 05:10 PM

Great pics everyone!! Keep them coming!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 12 2011 08:00 PM

Those are some great photos. Love to have some of that stuff.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 15 2011 08:00 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 19 2011 08:04 AM

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Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 19 2011 08:57 AM

There was some pictures of the giant Goodyear tire in an article in Hemmings Classic Cars a few months ago. Interesting to see a different picture pop up here.

This is by far my favorite thread of all the message boards that I'm on. Thanks to everyone that has contributed to it.
Posted by: bppierce

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 19 2011 11:18 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 22 2011 08:01 AM

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 23 2011 11:20 PM

Here's a pic on ebay that Doc might like...

Doc's Auto Parts Garage
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 27 2011 07:41 AM

Looks like today we will hit 100,000 views!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 27 2011 08:27 AM

Love to have one of those General tire signs.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 29 2011 08:10 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 29 2011 12:02 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 29 2011 12:04 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Oct 29 2011 12:15 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 02 2011 06:51 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 02 2011 09:04 AM

THX FOR THE PICS
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 05 2011 08:33 AM

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Posted by: badgas

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 05 2011 11:16 AM

I bought a box full of old 8x10 b/w photos that have a bunch of gas/oil themes. I need to scan them in.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 06 2011 07:08 AM

That would be great!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 06 2011 08:26 AM

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Posted by: hotrodhudson48

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 06 2011 08:57 AM

I was excited to see that in this photo of the wagon I have in my collection one of the lamps made by Charles Pratt N.Y. who specialized in whale oil and kerosene lamps. According to wikipedia Mr Pratt founded Astral Oil Works that later sold out to John Rockefeller's Standard Oil CO in 1874. Photo is on page 25 posted by GILMORE.


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Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 06 2011 02:19 PM



I know where that exact building is with the cars covered in sand and dirt in front of the garage. It is on route 66 here in Oklahoma.
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 07 2011 02:28 PM

On the Pure/US Tires pic in Ames, IA. I was up that way traveling through this weekend. If I would have seen that picture I would have checked out the intersection to see if it was still there, although looking at Google Maps leaves to to believe that it's just as well that I didn't. I believe this to be the corner of Duff and Lincoln Way, and if so, although there's an Amoco and a BP station at that intersection, this particular building is gone. The Amoco is of their 60's/70's archetecture, so I guess that's one plus.
Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 08 2011 10:32 PM

Sinclair station Between Hancock and Calumet michigan (boston,highway location)
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 09 2011 06:49 AM

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Posted by: DuceCpe

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 09 2011 02:10 PM

The last Standard picture was in Leadville Colorado. I bought out the bulk plant there and have those pumps and the signs from that station. COOL for me to see it.
Thanks
Ric
Posted by: Finder

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 10 2011 04:25 PM

Somewhere in Quebec. Anyone ever seen the "magic eye" to check your oil?


Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 11 2011 06:51 AM

Love the photo of the twin! Never seen the "Magic Eye" before.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 12 2011 07:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 14 2011 01:15 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 14 2011 01:18 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 14 2011 01:20 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 14 2011 01:24 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 16 2011 06:42 AM

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Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 17 2011 07:10 PM

I love looking at these photos!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 17 2011 11:58 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 18 2011 12:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 19 2011 06:35 AM

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Posted by: sellersrodshop

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 23 2011 11:18 PM

anyone want to guess what the most valuable collectible is in this pic?? i'll give you a BIG hint, its not gas/oil related...

Posted by: blackfoot

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2011 12:13 AM

The Bomber jacket? My Dads is here packed away somewhere.
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2011 12:30 AM

Early service station from portland oregon. found this picture last night on the web.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2011 01:17 AM

Thanks for posting that. Checked the website and was able to add another address to my Gilmore station list- WILLAMETTE GARAGE, 7th Ave & 12 St, West Linn
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 26 2011 08:03 AM

The station pics here go with the ad.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 28 2011 12:36 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 30 2011 06:49 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 01:07 AM

Wondering what that guy on the right is doing in the last photo?... upchucking?... pickin' up a penny?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 01:12 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 01:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 01:30 AM

GULF - TEXACO - TYDOL...
Posted by: WJHcurator

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 02:05 AM

Great photos, great history, people should have taken more photos back then. Utahbob
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 01 2011 12:15 PM

They did...I'm going through a box of old family pictures and most of them will end up in the trash.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 03 2011 07:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 06 2011 04:43 PM

One for Mr. Ed Shaver...

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 07 2011 06:53 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 09 2011 10:18 PM

Love the last one.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 10 2011 07:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 10 2011 08:24 AM

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Man you got a ton of great old pics!
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 11 2011 04:17 AM

some oregon stations
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 14 2011 07:19 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 15 2011 12:05 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 15 2011 12:06 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 15 2011 12:09 AM

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Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 15 2011 12:46 AM

veltex
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 15 2011 09:12 AM

The associated station was in Downtown Portland on Burnside st, and that sign (Light of the world) I remember even as a little kid.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 17 2011 07:35 AM

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Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 17 2011 07:41 AM

Great pictures!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 18 2011 07:00 AM

LOTS OF NICE ADVERTISING IN THE LAST PICTURE,THE GLOBE IN ON THE MIDDLE PUMP IS A DANDY! AND I WILL BET SOMEWHAT RARE.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 18 2011 09:13 AM

Boy would I like another Penn-o-meter pump !!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 21 2011 07:10 AM

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Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 21 2011 09:27 AM

Your 2nd pic of pumps on the public sidewalk..love that one.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 24 2011 07:12 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 28 2011 07:22 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 31 2011 07:59 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 01 2012 08:33 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 04 2012 07:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 07 2012 07:35 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 11 2012 06:58 AM

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Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 11 2012 08:47 AM

Great pics as always.THANKS.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 11 2012 09:18 PM

DITTO smile
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 14 2012 07:17 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 18 2012 06:55 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2012 07:55 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2012 12:15 PM

Wonder whats under the hood of that Gilmore machine!!
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2012 01:10 PM

Whatever it is, she seems to be enjoying it!
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2012 04:11 PM

Thought I would add a few pics as well............enjoy!
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 25 2012 06:56 AM

Great pics GMC!
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 26 2012 01:39 AM

How msny people besides me noticed that the steering wheel is on the wrong side in the first picture and that the signs in the background are backward. Mitch
PS I love this thread.
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 26 2012 07:36 PM

Here are some more.
Posted by: Hy-Flash 72

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 26 2012 09:27 PM

I fixed the backwards picture!!

Randy



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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2012 07:10 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2012 07:54 PM

here are some more.
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2012 08:20 PM

Nice....you can never have too many station lighters.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 29 2012 04:22 AM

Oh my! That donkey ad would be a little over the top even now. Station owner was mad enough to hire a guy and a donkey to stand out front! Crazy...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 01 2012 07:43 AM

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Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 01 2012 08:53 AM

Curiosity got the best of me and I had to look it up on a perpetual calendar. The Olds in the background is a 55-57 model, so I started looking for Friday, April 7 starting in 1955. The Grand Opening picture is from 1961.
Posted by: Bullitt1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 01 2012 09:00 AM

That looks like Lee Marvin working at Shell!! Must have liked pumping gas between movies.Lol .Thanks for posting old pics guys,my fav part of this site!! Dave
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 01 2012 06:03 PM

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Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 04 2012 08:53 AM

Just changed hard drives so bare with me on the pictures. I hope not to repost pictures I have already posted.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 04 2012 08:08 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 09:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 04:46 PM

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Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 04:54 PM

Renult 4-C V's , one of the all time worst automobiles ever made . The service station pitures are however , FIRST RATE ! Ed Shaver
Posted by: Bullitt1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 07:15 PM

Hey 1937 GMC - where did you ever find that old pic of the Jordan Valley Tourist Camp? That's the small town where I live here in Southern Ontario. That business is still running today, but unfortunately the rusty gold next to it (pump, lollipop and oil bottle rack) are all gone, because I have been around there a million times!

Dave
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 07:36 PM

Did you notice the European Wayne 60?
Or what ever it is.
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 05 2012 09:12 PM

Extra hip/bump on side panel
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 06 2012 01:32 AM

Did you notice the pump island station lighters at the Texaco station. I haven't seen them like that before with the porcelain lights mounted approximately 6-8 feet from the center post. The globe mounted at the top of the post is awesome. I think I'll have to do that to one of my island displays.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 06 2012 04:36 PM

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Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 06 2012 04:39 PM

old photos
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 06 2012 04:42 PM

I have a large collection of Old Gas Station photos on my laptop; not sure where I found the Jordon Valley picture, but save them as I do research / surf the web.

Enjoy the Pics!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 07 2012 08:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 06:49 AM

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Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 07:26 AM

Great stuff. I love this thread. Thank you.
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 11:00 AM

what does that texaco sign say???
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 11:22 AM

Bensin means gas in swedish, and motoroljor means motoroil.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 05:53 PM

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Posted by: henlovestoys

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 08 2012 07:41 PM

That COLOR PHOTO above is AWESOME!

That FRY PUMP!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 10 2012 08:50 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 11 2012 07:57 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 12 2012 08:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 14 2012 08:38 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 15 2012 05:45 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 18 2012 07:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 18 2012 09:18 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 21 2012 06:03 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 23 2012 09:01 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 25 2012 07:42 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 25 2012 08:24 AM

5 Cent Hamburgers! "Buy em by the sack". You think that's where White Castle got the idea? Or maybe the other way around!........................................ Snappy Service! LOL Too Cool !
White Castle's first day..........
"In 1921, a little shack in Wichita Kansas opened its window. And by the end of the day, with a $3.75 profit in his pocket, our founder knew he was on to something".
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 25 2012 08:29 PM

Whoo hoo, my first (and probably only) contribution. From a 1970 UMD yearbook talking about the history of College Park. Any ideas of date? 20's early 30's is my guess.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 12:23 AM

Oregon stations:
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 12:27 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 08:28 AM

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Posted by: r49th

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 08:48 AM

Nicole, I think the diamond label coke bottles on the signs in your picture are pre or very early 1920's.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 06:59 PM

All of these are stations that were in Antioch,or close by towns.i have been to many,although most are no longer standing.

This one I'm not sure of,but looks like a curbpump on the left

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Sinclair was right in town

This one was only a block away,no longer standing

Used to be about two miles away. Again no longer standing

This last one was not a station,but a country club.in the mid eighties it was converted into a private residence.i know,cause I put the hvac in it.the guy who remodeled it no longer owns it,but became a great friend .i still stop by and have an occasional " manhattan" with him.
Hope you enjoyed them. Ps Scott and Wayne may be interested in the globes at that Sinclair.
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 26 2012 07:31 PM

Few more


Posted by: Matt_Martin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 27 2012 09:52 AM

Here's a Gulf Station in my home town of Cumming, Ga.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 28 2012 10:22 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 29 2012 06:53 AM

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Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 29 2012 07:51 AM

Here's a gas stations that was here in louisville in the 20's or 30's. Check out the Pennzoil neon!
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 02 2012 07:36 PM

That Chevrolet sign is Awesome!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 02 2012 07:42 PM

That's nothing! I have seen a Post office, a Grocery, a bus station, an eatery and a gas station combined in a small-medium sized building!
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 02 2012 07:59 PM

That's NOTHING as what Jack, myself & a few others here remember USING/PATRONIZING that type of building & it included the Feed, Fertilizer, Seed, Mail ordered Chicks, Phone [only one for Miles around except Dr. & Sheriff, Before Area Codes & Zip Codes] & Most DIDN'T Have an indoor toilet, just a hand water pump.
For Local News they had a wood fired Pot Belly Stove in center of room w/ chairs around it!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 03 2012 07:36 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 03 2012 01:13 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 03 2012 01:36 PM

I remember when the trash can was full of used qt. cans at the station- imagine the trash can at the polly station..
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 05 2012 05:29 PM

Been a while since I last checked this thread, so if this station has been posted before.... Sorry about that. If it hasn't, here is a nice look into the not all that distant past....

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Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 06 2012 04:37 PM

I love that double lubester with the signs on top of the pumps!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 07 2012 06:56 AM

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Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 07 2012 08:46 AM

Stuckey's!

I don't know which is neater to see: the Stuckey's or the Corvair van.

I think my Dad must've hated Stuckey's when we traveled. My brothers and I would always bug him to stop and when we ever did it was a good half hour of us bugging him or Mom for the crappy plastic trinkets they had for sale when we could be making time. Guess my '60's childhood shows.

Thinking about it, this and a couple of other chains were the forerunners of today's convenience stores.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 07 2012 11:33 AM

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Posted by: Nucky

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 07 2012 11:47 AM

colors corrected for this one

Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 09 2012 03:06 AM

not sure if these were already posted?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 09 2012 03:08 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 09 2012 03:11 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 09 2012 03:38 AM

The pic of the mobil pumps was taken by "ansel adams"!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 10 2012 12:46 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 10 2012 07:25 AM

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Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 10 2012 09:00 AM

Great Gilmore pictures. Thanks
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 12 2012 07:30 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 12 2012 07:22 PM

The Oakdale Inn, showcaseing the gas station next to it, looks to be one of the early motels (geared towards motorists, not train travelers). Cool!

Great motel advertising...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 13 2012 12:36 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 14 2012 07:23 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 15 2012 11:35 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 17 2012 11:48 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 24 2012 07:26 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 24 2012 11:09 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 24 2012 04:36 PM


publicenemy1925: Thank you for taking the time to seek out all these great photos and sharing them with us. It is greatly appreciated and I hope to see you continue posting more if you find them.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 24 2012 09:41 PM

Yes Yes! I really never noticed how they would sometimes just put those end cap islands next to the visible pumps. That way the pump would sit on the ground and then the island would still protect it. I learn alot of little tidbits from these great pictures.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 25 2012 09:40 PM

Look at the roof in that last photo too. Notice the globes?!
Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 26 2012 10:37 AM

Wow;
Looks like Jeff's Texaco sells EVERYTHING Texaco had to offer.
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 27 2012 07:27 PM

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Posted by: Mario

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 27 2012 09:00 PM

What a small world we live in! The pic you have of the Post office in Gage, NM was just 18 miles West of where I grew up in Deming, NM! Of course, I'm not of the era but was really cool being able to relate to the area.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 28 2012 06:59 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 28 2012 07:28 PM

Wow those cans on the top pic look like milk cans. I wonder if the same company made both...
Posted by: Maps for the memories

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 29 2012 08:39 AM

Nicole, I'd be surprised if the same company made both. Milk cans originally had a thick tin plating, because most metals give a terrible taste to milk, and were high-grade stainless steel later on. I agree, though, the Richfield cans do look like the cream cans of the Midwest.
The gas cans of the era I see in area flea markets appear to be galvanized.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 29 2012 06:14 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 30 2012 09:19 PM

when gas was reasonable.. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 31 2012 07:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 01 2012 01:48 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 02 2012 10:37 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 04 2012 06:58 AM

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Posted by: Ron Cabanayan

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 04 2012 01:00 PM

Pictures of then and now. Still remains in the same family in Japantown, San Jose, CA.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 04 2012 03:48 PM

Is that a cafe? Cool!
Posted by: Ron Cabanayan

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 04 2012 06:04 PM

Yes, it's called Roy's Station Coffee and Teas. Roy's kids and grandchildren are running it now.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 06 2012 05:02 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 08 2012 08:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 06:56 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 09:23 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 06:39 PM

Kool Chevrolet sign above the women.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 06:44 PM

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.p...arborMI1940.jpg

Anyone else but me noticed the pump plate on the side of the truck.
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 06:52 PM

I went back a few pages and found this photo.....I googled the name of the station and found a new photo of the same station.


Then and Now!



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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 09:15 PM

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Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 11 2012 09:22 PM

Wow-good stuff!
Posted by: Johnnyleduc

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 12 2012 03:20 AM

From a 1948 Imperial Dealer Program
Posted by: Johnnyleduc

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 12 2012 03:25 AM

And inside the Garage
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 12 2012 04:33 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 14 2012 07:40 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 15 2012 12:22 PM

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Posted by: Nucky

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 16 2012 07:33 AM

great picture of a texaco gas station in france, you can see how everything was displayed for promoting texaco

Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 16 2012 11:38 AM

My french is not great but does 'essence de puissence' have a double meaning here? I know essence by itself can mean gasoline, but it also means as we know it in english, as the innate nature or meaning of something.

So is it the 'essence of power' or the 'gasoline of power' or both? If both, very sophisticated advertisement.
Posted by: Nucky

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 16 2012 12:16 PM

Both works for it, but I think it could be more "gasoline of power"

by the way, I have the flange sign on the left, I love seeing the signs I have on original locations were they were used for.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 18 2012 07:00 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 18 2012 11:38 AM

Do ya think Bennies Grocery has lard? LOL

The same guy painting the ads painted the gas pump. How often would he have to paint that do you think? Also does it look like most of the ads are painted on the back of some kind of metal tray? Maybe like some of the lollipop signs we see on OLDGAS he's painted over other porcelain signs...

Jus' wondering.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 21 2012 09:00 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 21 2012 09:41 PM

I love the old Harley Dealership. I would love to have that photo blown up and framed on the wall.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 22 2012 09:30 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 22 2012 10:52 PM

Notice the 2 shell ethyl pump plates.. cool
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 22 2012 11:09 PM

Yeah, I seen them as well as the Green Streak and Super Shell. I would love to have them.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 25 2012 07:04 AM

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Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 25 2012 09:28 PM

So Blacktee's wife posted a thing on Facebook about a "jungle yacht" little search,and found this photo.how cool is that?

What kind of globes we got there?
Posted by: dundign

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 25 2012 09:40 PM

HOW DID THEY TURN IT ?
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 25 2012 09:56 PM

It looks like it pivots, sorta like a 5th wheel set up. You can barely notice the void in behind the rear wheels of the power unit. It looks like a truck & trailer set up with tightly fitting wind deflectors.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 28 2012 10:49 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 29 2012 09:25 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 02 2012 07:02 AM

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Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 02 2012 08:43 AM

Are those oil cans hanging from that gulf sign pole?
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 02 2012 05:53 PM

Nice Eco 40 at that Gulf station.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 02 2012 06:43 PM

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Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 04 2012 02:27 PM

Originally Posted By: texacokie
Are those oil cans hanging from that gulf sign pole?


I was wondering the same thing.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 04 2012 05:26 PM

Yep, they're cans guys . I forget which book I have that has that photo in it . I think it's the book, American Gas Station . Hey, if someone tryed that today , someone would have the poor owner up on pollution and littering charges ! Ed Shaver
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 04 2012 09:50 PM

I was giving this today to go with the calso sign i just got thought you guys would like. This station was in Kalispell MT.
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 05 2012 07:49 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 05 2012 11:51 PM

Couldn't read the smaller print, what insect problems was FLIT used for?
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 06 2012 02:44 AM

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Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 06 2012 05:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Nicole
Couldn't read the smaller print, what insect problems was FLIT used for?


DDT would kill almost anything.
Even small animals in concentrated enough amounts.
Got into water supplies, ingested by fish and would kill the Bald Eagles eating them.
Hence it was outlawed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDT

Chuck
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 06 2012 08:55 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 06 2012 09:56 AM

Thanks Gaspedlar,

Interesting article. I was familiar with DDT, but was wondering what the labling would be. Was it an all purpose use? Was wondering what the large type that's not quite legible--what would the manufacturers put down to catch the attention of the consumer? Touted for house and garden?

BTW DDT was very effective and eliminated bedbugs in the U.S. and would have been dusted on mattresses.
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 08 2012 09:02 AM

Dr Seuss used to do the advertising for FLIT, pre-WWII I believe. Several of his characters in his books were seen there first (or in his political cartoons).
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 09 2012 08:36 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 10 2012 08:59 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 10 2012 09:20 AM

Thanks as always..I never get tired of looking at these.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 12 2012 08:28 AM

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Posted by: Rich Jensen

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 12 2012 01:15 PM

I love these Standard of Indiana stations. There's one a few blocks from my place:

http://forums.aaca.org/f169/old-gas-station-308180-2.html
(some neat pics of restored cars in front of restored stations here).
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 14 2012 10:52 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 16 2012 11:12 PM

oregon station.. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 17 2012 06:35 AM

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Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 17 2012 08:49 AM

Wow! That's a Crosley pickup on the side of Ben Laws Service. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of one from "back in the day".
Posted by: Rich Jensen

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 17 2012 04:24 PM

I like the old S&H sign hanging on the last pic in 1937 GMC's post.

Did you know those guys are still around, kind of?

Also, it's amazing how many Green Stamp-type programs there were during their heyday. I'm not that old, but I'm old enough to remember licking and sticking those things *and* going down to the local S&H Green Stamp store and picking stuff out.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 19 2012 08:11 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 07:36 AM

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Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 07:58 AM

Atlantic sign pole--What a greatly engineered and handsome pole--I really like! Public Enemy thanks for posting the great old pics!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 10:17 AM

That post is great, would love to have one. Had the base or what looked just like that once. Wish I would have saw that photo, would have put it together with parts. Thanks, keep em coming.
Posted by: Lost Highway

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 11:08 AM

Anyone else notice the gilbarco 86 with a glass top?
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 06:56 PM

Yeah, it looks like a glass top to me. Never herd of a G&B 86 with a glass top.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 23 2012 11:44 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 26 2012 07:49 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 30 2012 07:02 AM

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Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 30 2012 08:00 AM

That hanging Phillips porcelain round looks pretty early, never seen that one before but I don't look at Phillips items too often. Would that be a 42" sign? I wonder what the color combination was? I would like to see a pic of anyone has one in their collection to share.
Darin
Posted by: 1PetroFan

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 30 2012 11:00 AM

The Frazer Dealership is just a few blocks north of where I work. It has a auto repair business on the left side of the building and a glass repair business on the right side of the building now. Brady
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 31 2012 07:50 AM

Originally Posted By: DWSheffer
That hanging Phillips porcelain round looks pretty early, never seen that one before but I don't look at Phillips items too often. Would that be a 42" sign? I wonder what the color combination was? I would like to see a pic of anyone has one in their collection to share.
Darin


I believe that it is a 30" inch sign may have made them in 42" as well; here is a pic of the color combo.
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 31 2012 09:37 AM

Nice sign, thanks for posting it for me.
Darin
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 01 2012 11:52 AM

Not sure if this photo has been shared here before?

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 02 2012 08:05 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 04 2012 11:30 AM

grand opening.. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 06 2012 07:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 06 2012 10:24 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 06 2012 11:59 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 07 2012 12:24 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 08:22 AM

Great pictures everyone!!!
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 10:58 AM

Oh, for those good old days where the guys are working on cars in closed shop while other guy is spraying paint! No respirators needed, no worry of overspray!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:39 PM

Cool Coca-cola Sign and Richfield Sign. What's the deal with the Conoco Gasoline Sign with the dark background?
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 12:43 PM

Man I would build a building just to house that Richfield sign.
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 04:26 PM

The Hood Tire sign looks like it was neon; if so that is a killer sign!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 09 2012 06:50 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 11 2012 06:42 PM

the way it was.. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 13 2012 09:23 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 16 2012 08:14 AM

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Posted by: huskybob

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 16 2012 09:09 AM

Could they be waiting for a shot of Al Capone at the funeral home???????
Kind of fitting to have a Public Enemy post the picture.

http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id100.htm


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Posted by: Garage-A-GoGo

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 16 2012 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Rich Jensen
I love these Standard of Indiana stations. There's one a few blocks from my place:

http://forums.aaca.org/f169/old-gas-station-308180-2.html
(some neat pics of restored cars in front of restored stations here).

You must be talking about "Diamond Dans" casinol lol! I grew up in Sioux Falls and love that old building!

Jim
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 16 2012 06:46 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 18 2012 08:35 PM

Another of Stanley!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 20 2012 06:16 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 23 2012 09:57 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 23 2012 06:52 PM

the bellingers station picture is great.true americana.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 24 2012 09:17 AM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 24 2012 09:22 AM

never seen a 42" sunray sign as pictured..
Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 24 2012 09:56 AM

Wow a tuneup for $1.79....thats highway robbery!
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 24 2012 02:26 PM

When I found that picture the first thing I noticed was the Sun Ray sign; here it is blown up from the original.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 25 2012 11:04 AM

If somebody REALLY wants that Sun Ray pic, it can be had for $70 on ebay...

Item number: 130700057679

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-GAS-STAT...=item1e6e549c4f
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 25 2012 11:27 AM

picture above will be sufficient- thanks Mark
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 25 2012 11:27 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 30 2012 07:20 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 01 2012 08:03 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 03 2012 12:15 AM

What make/model oil dispenser is this?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 03 2012 12:17 AM

Couple Wigwams...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 03 2012 09:24 PM

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Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 03 2012 10:22 PM

That oil unit looks like a Boe. The picture with the Plymouth car and the guys is the city hall in Portland Oregon.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 04 2012 01:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Craig Osbeck
The picture with the Plymouth car and the guys is the city hall in Portland Oregon.


One of the guys is/was the mayor of Portland. The photo is of the Plymouth-Gilmore endurance run, in which the Plymouth traveled the Oregon-Washington Highways, 24 hours a day for 31 days. Logging 21,662 miles, 698.77 miles a day. The car ran a continuous 744 hours and was never shut-off. Blu-Green gas and Lion Head oil were used for the run.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 04 2012 10:16 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jul 09 2012 10:09 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 12 2012 08:26 PM

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Posted by: Hugh

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 12 2012 08:43 PM

I would love to have some of those old signs!!! Hugh Gibson
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 12 2012 08:50 PM

WOW! That Mobilgas tire insert advertisement sure it cool... I doubt one even exists today. The Coke one is just a nice though!
Darin
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 13 2012 01:12 AM

I agree DWSheffer. Them are way COOl.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 13 2012 04:54 AM

So that's what the outside of Al's Resturant on Happy Days looks like...LOL

To everyone posting pictures, we maybe don't say it enough, but thanks!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 14 2012 12:24 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 15 2012 08:35 AM

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Posted by: Mike M.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 15 2012 10:39 PM

Some old Pure Oil stations
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 19 2012 05:40 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 21 2012 05:05 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 21 2012 07:20 PM

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Posted by: J.E.Radebaugh

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 21 2012 08:06 PM

That looks like a black "T" 72" . Love it!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 25 2012 01:23 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 25 2012 05:08 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 26 2012 09:17 PM

Since we hit 500,000 views I suppose a extra picture before saturday is ok!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 28 2012 09:10 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jul 28 2012 09:25 AM

Great pictures, not sure if the stations and cars are as good to look at as the ladies. Thanks again and keep them coming.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 29 2012 11:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Aug 19 2012 07:14 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Aug 27 2012 09:08 PM

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Posted by: huskybob

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 28 2012 01:18 AM

The 4th picture above that says "Gas Oil & Water" (George Oliver Watson) was apparently from a movie set that was shot in 1922.
The gas station attendant was in reality a government secret agent.

http://www.blockbuster.com/browse/catalog/movieDetails/58771
Posted by: Dick Bennett

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 28 2012 04:49 PM

NOTE the Electrical Wires attached to Hail/Rock Guard in last picture!
OSHA & FIRE DEPT. APPROVED!

& picture above that: Pump at store MISSING the Pump Handle & Elect Conduit? Movie Prop/Photo Prop?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 31 2012 09:41 AM

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Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 31 2012 10:12 AM

Can you guys get some gargoyle station pics?
Posted by: DWSheffer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 31 2012 11:26 AM

Hi Noah,
There really isn't such a thing as a "Gargoyle" station, at least in my opinion. The Gargoyle logo was mostly prevalent in the teens and 1920's, before the Socony-Vacuum merger and well before the companies had adopted a branded station so to speak. While SOCONY had branded stations a few years before the merger, Vacuum Oil Company really didn't. Vacuum was mostly about lubricant production, not gasoline. Socony-Vacuum had very strict standards after the merger about every detail of a station, from the building style, to the placement of the Pegasus signs, even what color the bathroom would be.
Gargoyle Mobiloil signs were all over the place in the teens and 20's. Early on, Mobiloil was sold at many outlets, including other branded gas stations. After the S-V merger the Pegasus symbol was adopted and the Gargoyle began it's fade out. That's why you never see a "Gargoyle branded" station.
Darin
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 31 2012 12:18 PM

ok thanks Darin!
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 31 2012 02:31 PM

Noah,

In checking my "to be posted pictures file" I found three examples of stations displaying the Gargoyle signage. Top right corner of the Tanker, between the pumps on the Coles Station, last and probably best example is the Socony Station you can see the curbside sign to the left and the "cabinet" to the right side of the pumps that has the gargoyle globe on top. Hope you enjoy!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 01 2012 08:15 AM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 01 2012 08:46 AM

What's the life sized man sign on the roof? Looks like he got the hold of a pigeons tail! Tho I imagine it's a flag...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 02 2012 07:34 AM

Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Sep 04 2012 10:28 PM

Anyone have an extra flux-capacitor for sale? Great photos!
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 05 2012 07:10 AM

That Lincoln I think is at the Hemming's Motor News Sunoco....... Ed Shaver
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 05 2012 07:35 AM

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Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 05 2012 08:08 AM

Sorry, it was meant as a joke...flux-capacitor...the Delorean from back to the future. Jeremy
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Sep 06 2012 07:58 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 22 2012 08:55 AM

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Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 22 2012 01:53 PM

I couldnt find the thread of old station pics. is it gone?
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 22 2012 01:55 PM

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Posted by: Gaspedler

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 22 2012 02:34 PM

OK. I gotta ask... What is the big light in this photo that looks like an EYE from "War Of The Worlds"?
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 22 2012 04:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Gaspedler
OK. I gotta ask... What is the big light in this photo that looks like an EYE from "War Of The Worlds"?


I believe that it is an Air Raid Siren.
Posted by: Here's Your Sign

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 23 2012 12:41 AM

Curious as to why the picture up there of "Steffy's Garage " has THREE DIFFERENT brands of gas. FireChief, Richfield, and Tydol???
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 23 2012 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Here's Your Sign
Curious as to why the picture up there of "Steffy's Garage " has THREE DIFFERENT brands of gas. FireChief, Richfield, and Tydol???


Independent station owners could contract with several oil companies to sell their products.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 26 2012 06:19 PM

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Posted by: toychaser2005

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 26 2012 09:23 PM

love that chevy service truck !
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Sep 27 2012 04:23 AM

Originally Posted By: rustynuts
Anyone have an extra flux-capacitor for sale? Great photos!


And a Delorean with a trailer package!!
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 30 2012 08:11 AM

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Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 30 2012 10:08 AM

Parkersburg,WV
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 30 2012 10:09 AM

More Parkersburg,WV
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 01 2012 10:08 PM

I found this photo today. Its a local station thats been long gone. I saw Socony pumps & darn near hit the ceiling! Im going to look for any other pics to see if I can find out what happened to the station...its a bank & parking lot now. Hear me out but Im thinking those signs in the pic are the Socony signs Ive been digging. Its a small town & I dont believe there was more than one Socony station back in the 30s.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 04 2012 10:41 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 04 2012 11:24 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 07 2012 02:00 PM

Parkersburg,WV
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 07 2012 03:02 PM

Rapidaytons with visible attachments, great pumps. Bet they were very top heavy.
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 07 2012 07:23 PM

looks like Im collecting pics of local stations now...
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 08 2012 11:35 PM

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Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 14 2012 09:30 PM

Here is a cool one.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 15 2012 04:03 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 15 2012 07:32 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 18 2012 10:57 PM

sorry for the bad pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 19 2012 08:43 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 22 2012 08:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 26 2012 05:13 PM

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Posted by: dundign

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 26 2012 05:24 PM

Great pictures !! Thanks for sharing ... Tom
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 26 2012 10:05 PM

Pemco Gas Station
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 28 2012 10:33 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 31 2012 03:04 PM

Hey 37GMC,

Didn't see anything to compare to (in the shell station w/Roxana Petroleum)pic to determine year. I'm guessing late pre-teens to early teens??? Any info on year? confused

Thanks for sharing the pics,
-Paul
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 31 2012 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Redfishangler
Didn't see anything to compare to (in the shell station w/Roxana Petroleum)pic to determine year. I'm guessing late pre-teens to early teens??? Any info on year? confused


I believe that it is around the time frame of 1922 to 1926 based on researching the company Roxana.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 03 2012 08:28 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 17 2012 10:58 PM

wow great pics!!! thanks!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 19 2012 09:36 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 20 2012 07:08 AM

Sure hope that the driver doesn't pop the clutch too fast in that horse truck at the Lightning station!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 20 2012 09:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 03 2012 10:08 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 03 2012 10:16 PM

This was in glenwood oregon, a ghetto between eugene and springfield now.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 03 2012 10:26 PM

Zerolene
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 05 2012 03:56 PM

The first station has been gone about fifteen years now. I remember going there to get the tubes patched in the tires of my BMX back in the early 90s.LOL The second one is still in use not as a gas station but a county store. It's still called Tallons. The road behind him leads straight into Canada. That area is full of history...prohibition era being my favorite.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 07 2012 07:40 AM

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Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 07 2012 10:11 PM

I had never really looked at this thread that much, but it is really cool. I went back to the first of the thread and saw this picture and knew that it looked familiar. It is the Frank Lloyd Wright designed station in Cloquet, MN just southwest of Duluth. I have been going by that station on the way to our cabin in Canada every year for over thirty years! It is on highway 33 that runs through town. It has been a landmark there for years and is supposed to be the only cantilever roofed, Frank Lloyd Wright designed, filling station in the world....just so ya know.....Gary
Posted by: 1937 GMC

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 09 2012 10:28 AM

First picture is in Honor of Kevin's newest addition to his collection!
Posted by: THE AMERICAN GARAGE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 10 2012 08:51 PM

OLD ACCIDENT FILE PIC FROM THE 50'S TWO TOWNS AWAY FROM WHERE I LIVE....

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 13 2012 05:32 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 13 2012 10:50 PM

First picture with the horse in the truck. That's interesting; How they rigged up a bracket and off set the Mobilgas globe so it would clear the canopy.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 14 2012 07:37 PM

That unibike (or what ever it's called) looks like one dangerous ride!
Posted by: Ed Steagall

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 14 2012 07:46 PM

crazy What possible good would a steering wheel be on that unicycle? Wouldn't you just "lean over" the way you want to turn.........
Posted by: Gas globe guy

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 14 2012 09:06 PM

Does anyone have a pic or 2 of a golden rule station???
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 15 2012 08:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 15 2012 12:26 PM

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Posted by: Lost Highway

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 15 2012 12:36 PM

I spy a G&B 89
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 16 2012 10:27 PM

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Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 18 2012 03:31 AM

I wish my 41 Lincoln in my garage looked as good as the one in that Gilmore station. Mitch
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 18 2012 09:07 AM

On that last Gilmore pic, is that an armored car? I first noticed the port hole on the side panel and thought that was unique, then it clicked that it was a gun port just below it, then I saw the one on the passenger door. The duellies are probably the other giveaway. It doesn't really stand out as being an armored car.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 19 2012 01:30 PM

Here's a few -I moved here from the general discussion section
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 19 2012 01:31 PM

afew moore
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 19 2012 02:20 PM

Originally Posted By: KS 82 GT
On that last Gilmore pic, is that an armored car? I first noticed the port hole on the side panel and thought that was unique, then it clicked that it was a gun port just below it, then I saw the one on the passenger door. The duellies are probably the other giveaway. It doesn't really stand out as being an armored car.


I'm pretty sure it is an armored car, at least that's what I've always believed.

These pics of the GILMORE Serve Yourself gas station (Gas-A-Teria) initially appeared in a Nov. 22, 1948 issue of LIFE magazine. Years ago, Google archived the issues of LIFE magazine and made them available online as well as many unseen photos.

Link to the article (pg 129-132)...

http://books.google.com/books?id=W0oEAAA...p;q&f=false

Link to the photo catalog relating to the Gilmore station...

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/c353257536985263.html

Note that "Gilmore" gasoline was not being sold here. Gilmore was out of business in 1945. Gas and oil was supplied by The Progress Company. The two gas brands that were sold were; OLYMPIC gas and RADAR "Thermo Lube" gas.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 20 2012 01:52 PM

Some more to share
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 20 2012 01:54 PM

more-enjoy
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 20 2012 02:02 PM

Sweet pics!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 21 2012 07:51 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 21 2012 10:30 AM

here's todays pics.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 21 2012 10:32 AM

more
Posted by: Serialist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 21 2012 01:45 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 21 2012 02:05 PM

I absolutely love this last one. The Sunoco itself is wonderful!! Those big globes standing tall. But that big steam locomotive coming into the shot is priceless!! I can feel myself standing there there with my Nehi just enjoying watching that thing chug on in.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 22 2012 01:21 PM

A few for Saturday viewing
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 22 2012 01:24 PM

more Saturday pics.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 22 2012 02:46 PM

Here is one, The man, his dog, his gas pump, and my son 23 years ago.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 22 2012 07:03 PM

That Esso script neon sign is out of this world!!
Posted by: dundign

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 22 2012 07:05 PM

Great picture Craig... Tom
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 23 2012 09:54 AM

some for Sunday viewing
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 23 2012 09:56 AM

another for Sunday
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 23 2012 10:14 AM

The Esso sign, pole, and air meters with globes, WOW. Would love to have been there to see that or just have a sign and pole like that.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 23 2012 10:06 PM

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Posted by: Bullitt1

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 24 2012 07:10 AM

WHAT THE!?!?! Ever hear of a jack stand??? What is he trying to do anyway?
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 24 2012 08:12 AM

Nice group. Thanks!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 24 2012 08:44 AM

Some for Monday:
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 24 2012 02:15 PM

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Posted by: r49th

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 24 2012 04:03 PM

He has a belt hooked to the model T wheel to run the gas pump.
Whatever it is being used to jack the car up under the running board- I don't know. Would have been interesting if it slipped off.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 25 2012 10:05 AM

todays pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 25 2012 10:09 AM

more
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:18 AM

A few I found.
Interesting thing about the second picture. The main sign has the straight arrow yet it also has the diamond bumped out around the "S" & "O". From what I've been able to teach myself about the Sunoco logo, this is VERY rare situation and I think could only happen during a transition of the logo. If you look at the back of the truck, this is how the straight arrow configuration of the logo usually looks with the diamond edges running straight through. If you study Sunoco oil cans, the bumped out diamond doens't happen until 1961-62. This picture was dated 1951. So I don't understand this sign/picture. Still much to learn!!!!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:37 AM

1920 Gulf
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:42 AM

Mobil no date
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 06:46 AM

Sunoco with Mobil billboard. No date
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 07:08 AM

Slick filling up the hotrod with some Blue!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 07:49 AM

Here is where I got these few pictures I've posted. It's actually a site with high resolution billboard pics. But some show stations. I sized them down to post. Type your brand in the search box. It's interesting. Mostly East coast it says.

http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/rcmaxwellco/?keyword=Sunoco
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 26 2012 11:01 AM

todays pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 28 2012 10:31 AM

A couple for Friday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 30 2012 11:52 AM



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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 30 2012 07:56 PM

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Posted by: Martin from OZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 31 2012 12:19 AM

Hi all..
here are some from my collection throughout Australia in the 1940's - 60's

Ampol service station is the 1950's
Atlantic service station is early 1960's

cheers

Martin
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 01 2013 09:28 AM

a few to kick off the new year -enjoy
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 01 2013 09:29 AM

another
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 01 2013 07:15 PM

A few pictures of the Citgo sign in Boston Ma. this morning 1/1/2013.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 02 2013 09:27 AM

Todays pic
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 04 2013 07:00 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 04 2013 11:15 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 05 2013 09:39 AM

Those women scare the **** out of me!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 05 2013 09:45 AM

Its ok, just strong hands.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 06 2013 02:19 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 08 2013 08:51 PM

one for Tuesday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 09 2013 07:29 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 12 2013 08:16 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 13 2013 05:21 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 13 2013 07:51 PM

How long do you yhink she took to do her hair?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 13 2013 08:59 PM

A few more
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 15 2013 10:09 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 16 2013 09:23 AM

Wednesdays pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 17 2013 10:19 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 18 2013 05:18 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 19 2013 12:44 PM

First picture taken was when "High Waters" were cool. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 20 2013 06:33 AM

Great Pics, as always Kenny, Mark and Roy. Thanks. That stark looking shop with the Guy working on the tranny on the floor looks like a brutal place to make a living.-Hard on the body. Mark, I never knew "Floods" were cool at one time.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 21 2013 09:06 AM

Mondays pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 21 2013 07:43 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 22 2013 07:15 AM

1933 Detroit
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 23 2013 07:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 24 2013 07:55 AM

The Mobil Oil truck is a piece of Art. International ? 1938 ?
Posted by: toychaser2005

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 24 2013 07:58 AM

Mobil truck is a Studebaker
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 24 2013 09:35 AM

Thanks , I see the cab lines of a Studebaker now.
Neat truck.
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 24 2013 05:10 PM

Parco Station in Parco, Wyoming mid '20s, I think.

Parco Station
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:46 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 26 2013 06:53 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 29 2013 09:24 AM

A few for Tuesday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 29 2013 09:25 AM

a couple more
Posted by: strnge

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 29 2013 06:26 PM



Found this pic at a gas station near an airport I was en route too.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 30 2013 09:44 AM

Some for wednesday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 31 2013 07:45 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 31 2013 09:29 AM

Some for Thursday viewing--No road tax straight from the truck !
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 01 2013 12:04 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 01 2013 11:07 AM

A few for Friday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 05:07 AM

Worlds largest Blue sign.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 08:31 AM

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Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 09:12 AM

Wow! That Stonehouse Chevrolet Sign is Wicked……….
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 11:24 AM

Saturdays shots
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 01:11 PM

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Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 02 2013 02:01 PM

Oh my god those neon signs, Chevrolet, and the Richfield eagle.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 03 2013 08:16 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 03 2013 09:01 AM

Sundays group
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 03 2013 12:46 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 04 2013 11:33 AM

Mondays pics
Posted by: lordparaffin

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 04 2013 01:18 PM

That 3D mobil Pegasus is pretty wild. Is that something that was one of...or are there others? Are there any survivors in any collections?
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 05 2013 08:32 AM

http://theoldmotor.com/?cat=17

Great old photos here - they are protected , so you'll have to go
there to enjoy them.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 05 2013 08:47 AM

Originally Posted By: lordparaffin
That 3D mobil Pegasus is pretty wild. Is that something that was one of...or are there others? Are there any survivors in any collections?


This is quite an exceptional and modern Mobil station which was situated right near Disneyland’s parking lot in Anaheim, CA. The station, which was photographed in 1956, with its modern, single-post supported canopies was designed by the architects Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams. Another feature worth noting is the hanging gas pumps which are also supported by a single-post in the same theme as the canopy. Mobil no doubt picked the team to design and build this station as a marketing scheme to impress the many visitors to Disneyland and keep them buying Mobil products on the trip back home and where they lived.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 04:31 AM

Originally Posted By: It's for sale
http://theoldmotor.com/?cat=17

Great old photos here - they are protected , so you'll have to go
there to enjoy them.


Some very cool pics. Went through all 29 pages. Wow! Mamie Van Doren!! Va Va Voom!!
And there are some double cylinder visibles on wheel (Moto Naphta?)!! Those were different!!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 12:30 PM

Oregon.. cool
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 12:31 PM

LOVE IT!!! COOL PICTURE..
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 03:10 PM

I wonder if there is a vintage procelain "Low Clearance" sign hanging on that right side.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 03:14 PM

Some for Wednesday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 06 2013 05:21 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 08 2013 09:12 AM

A couple for Friday
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 08 2013 11:38 AM

That Pikes Peak banner would be an awesome piece to have.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 08 2013 10:17 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 09 2013 09:27 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 09 2013 02:28 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 11 2013 09:34 AM

Monday morning group
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 11 2013 01:43 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 12 2013 09:14 AM

Two for Tuesday
Posted by: K W FRITH

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 12 2013 11:31 AM

That "SOLITE" pump and attendant is a perfect example of the Wayne 40/861 clockface pump that I bought this fall! Great to see it in pictures being used!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 12 2013 11:33 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 13 2013 09:29 AM

Wednesday pics
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 13 2013 10:55 PM

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Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 14 2013 09:20 AM

Wow. You think that Red Crown sign is on top of that building or behind? That thing is awesome. I cant believe that giant sign wouldnt blow down. Lots of steel - I guess.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 14 2013 05:56 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 16 2013 10:20 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 16 2013 11:01 AM

some for saturday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 16 2013 05:03 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 17 2013 10:31 AM

Some for Sunday
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 17 2013 12:51 PM

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is my passion.
I have tons of great items, plus a couple of the old banners.
That picture is one of many circulating around. The Mobil station is no longer there. It is now a Carl's Jr.!
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 17 2013 01:04 PM

That big Gulf station in that industrial area w/bridge in background is a really good picture. I like that showcase out front. I'll bet that would be an awesome sight to see that sign lit at night.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 17 2013 05:24 PM

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Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 17 2013 05:51 PM

Crosleys & Studebakers! Brings back lots of childhood memories!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 18 2013 09:12 AM

A few for Monday morning
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 19 2013 07:09 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 19 2013 08:46 AM

Tuesday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 19 2013 10:45 AM

L to R: Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Warren G. Harding & Harvey Firestone 1921

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 20 2013 09:55 AM

more
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 21 2013 09:56 AM

A few more
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 22 2013 09:43 AM

Friday
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 22 2013 10:22 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 23 2013 08:10 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 24 2013 09:56 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 24 2013 04:42 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 25 2013 05:32 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 26 2013 09:48 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 27 2013 04:23 PM

Love the car!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 28 2013 02:37 AM

1936 Ford 3 window, 39 LaSalle grill, headlights moved to the front fenders and 6" shackles on the rear. The best of the 50's. Mitch
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 28 2013 08:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 28 2013 06:10 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 01 2013 10:01 AM

It's amazing! I love looking through every picture on here. Keep them coming OldGas!!
Posted by: Rabbitman

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 01 2013 10:31 AM

Love the one of the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD. We go pheasant hunting up there every year. Will have to look closer at the corner where the station was next time up. I can't remember what is there now....
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 01 2013 10:47 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 02 2013 01:08 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 02 2013 01:21 PM

They'll always be able to tell their children the story about how the day they met and daddy put a big scratch in mommy's fender with his coin changer. laugh
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 02 2013 02:24 PM

station for the young folks.. cool
Posted by: Esse's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 02 2013 03:51 PM

That's a Cool Picture Randy!!! I would love to find one of those little bikes with sidecars!!!!
Posted by: white flash fan

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 03 2013 02:47 PM

Love the Fry's with the Atlantic globes and the Richfield Tokheim 36B with the tall eagle decal that says "Flash" Not seen very often. Great pics.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 04 2013 02:18 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 06 2013 07:35 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 07 2013 06:59 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 07 2013 01:16 PM

Love these old pictures!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 07 2013 10:27 PM

me too keep adding them
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 08 2013 07:42 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 09 2013 08:52 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 11 2013 01:18 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 11 2013 05:59 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 12 2013 09:36 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 14 2013 07:22 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 16 2013 09:09 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 17 2013 11:47 AM

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Posted by: trifiver

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 17 2013 11:59 AM

Nice pictures


Thanks Sid
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 17 2013 10:37 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 18 2013 01:14 AM

Great new additions, keep them coming. Really amazing.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 18 2013 10:42 AM

The two door sedan in the Standard oil station is a 1927
Hudson.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 18 2013 10:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 12:41 AM

ASCOT & MARINE station...







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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 12:48 AM

One for Ed Shaver...





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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 02:11 AM

Couple clocks for oldnfuelish...



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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 02:13 AM

Goofball...

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 05:40 AM

Wunderful wonderful wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ed Shaver
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 10:40 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 19 2013 10:25 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 21 2013 10:37 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 22 2013 04:41 AM

stumbled upon these.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 22 2013 04:42 AM

and these
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 22 2013 05:01 AM

First Pic 1947
Second Pic 1963

Note clock!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 22 2013 08:25 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 23 2013 05:10 PM

As per request...





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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 23 2013 05:12 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 23 2013 05:14 PM

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Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 23 2013 05:45 PM

An I thought only Union and Richfield were using the Spanish archectural designs out west . Ed Shaver
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 24 2013 09:15 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 26 2013 09:15 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 26 2013 11:27 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 27 2013 07:03 AM

Old Marathon
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 27 2013 09:50 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 27 2013 09:45 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 29 2013 01:38 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 29 2013 03:00 PM

What strikes me about all the old pictures before the 60's is how many items were left outside with no one stealing them. I know some items are on wheels or have covers to lock up but as you can see alot of other items could not have been put up every day.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 30 2013 08:14 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 03 2013 07:44 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 08:05 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 08:29 AM

Somebody let me know if I'm posting photos that have been on here before.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 08:57 AM

Originally Posted By: It's for sale
Somebody let me know if I'm posting photos that have been on here before.
Wont hurt anything if you do. Will it? Most all these photos are worth at least a second look. Or more! I love this thread.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 10:15 AM

Originally Posted By: JimT
Originally Posted By: It's for sale
Somebody let me know if I'm posting photos that have been on here before.
Wont hurt anything if you do. Will it? Most all these photos are worth at least a second look. Or more! I love this thread.


Ditto!!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 10:52 AM

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Somebody let me know if I'm posting photos that have been on here before.
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Wont hurt anything if you do. Will it? Most all these photos are worth at least a second look. Or more! I love this thread.
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Ditto!!


Ditto that ditto, but unfortunately we all know there's people out there that are chomping at the bit to correct you if you did.

BTW, thanks to all who took the time to post these great time warps.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 07 2013 05:16 PM

OK then , here's a couple more!
I think that's an old dyno under that rack?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 09 2013 08:43 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 09 2013 02:26 PM

Originally Posted By: It's for sale
Somebody let me know if I'm posting photos that have been on here before.


Those who post pics on this thread regularly I think are all guilty of that; but as stated before never hurts to see them more than once....I have over 1000 old pictures saved in a separate file to post in this thread; I'm sure there will be a duplicate or two in there that has already been posted... shocked
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 26 2013 11:00 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 27 2013 12:27 AM

i wonder if the batmobile ran on regular or avgas? :-)
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 27 2013 11:35 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 27 2013 11:46 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 28 2013 02:02 AM

The picture of the mechanics working in the engine rebuild shop is neat , my grandfather who is well into his 80's now still talks about how they use to have to shim the old Babbitt rod engines with prices of shoe leathers when they started to rattle.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 28 2013 06:35 AM

this is one of the best threads on old gas, thanks to all of the guys that post pictures. its getting pretty close to a million hits. so everyone out there must like it to!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 28 2013 09:40 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 08 2013 07:13 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 08 2013 12:32 PM

The Seattle PI just published some old war time photos. This was among them:
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 09 2013 07:55 PM

Michigan 1938
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 09 2013 07:56 PM

COOL PICTURE!! Love the door! lol
Posted by: LSx

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 09 2013 08:45 PM

Wow that is awesome
Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 10 2013 05:45 PM

the snow picture is 5 Miles from my house. here is another view:

Posted by: oilmanpat

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 11 2013 07:43 AM

Now that is neat.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 11 2013 09:59 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 16 2013 08:14 AM

I posted on Jan. 28 2011 to keep'um come in! Boy did they ever..74 pages and approaching a million hits. Wow! Way to go Kenny.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 16 2013 11:06 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun May 19 2013 01:31 PM

Four wayne 50 display pumps

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 23 2013 04:34 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 04 2013 09:43 PM

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 05 2013 11:44 AM

Please bear with me, as I believe this image needs some background:

I have a "thing" for old radio programs, especially those that were sponsored by Oil Company's. One of those programs was; "The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen" which originally ran from 1933 to the start of WWII...

Some of the Major Sponsors were: Skelly Oil, HI-SPEED Oil, B-A (in Canada) and Richfield Oil...





This Aircraft is the oldest known still flying Stearman Model 4E... It was delivered to the Richfield Oil Company on Oct 28, 1929... The aircraft was later used by Richfield Oil, as a promotional vehicle for their sponsorship of the Jimmie Allen Flying Club.

From Aug. 28th to Sept 2nd 2013, this plane is scheduled to be flown to an Antique Aircraft show near Blakesburg, Iowa. The "Fly-In" is not open to the Public, but if anyone lives in the area they may get the opportunity to see the aircraft in flight?...
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 05 2013 11:54 AM

Since I posted the "Jimmie Allen" aircraft advertising Richfield...

I might as well post an image of the 1st Plane to cross the Pacific... Non-stop. The Miss Veedol:





On October 5, 1931, Clyde Pangborn with co-pilot Hugh Herndon undertook a 41 hour flight from Sabishiro Beach, Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan to the United States. The two pilots crash-landed the plane in the hills of East Wenatchee, Washington.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Veedol
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 05 2013 12:30 PM



I've run across less than a handful of Navy Oil Company Gas Station images. So I felt the need to share this image... LOL
Posted by: publicenemy1925

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 06 2013 06:53 PM

This should puts us over the million mark by the morning.
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 06 2013 07:17 PM

Now I've heard of Grease Monkey, but a Gas Monkey ? Ed Shaver
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 07 2013 11:55 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 08 2013 02:23 AM

The gorilla pumping that Mobilgas Special was Bobo, famous inhabitant of the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 08 2013 08:53 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 15 2013 08:17 AM

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Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 15 2013 09:17 AM

red crown café that is a cool picture. Would like to see that up close.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 18 2013 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: hotrodfun1
red crown café that is a cool picture. Would like to see that up close.


The Red Crown Cafe/station was located in Hannibal, MO. The postcard can be bought on ebay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/MO-HANNIBAL-WHER...7-/140861343568

Looks like the same image that was posted above, except the one posted here has been cropped.
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 18 2013 10:59 PM

Thanks Gilmore I will go look at it.
Posted by: LSx

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 19 2013 07:55 AM

Thats cool. I know exactly where thats at
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 19 2013 07:34 PM

Filler up with hi-test please. Check under the hood sir ??.. cool
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 19 2013 08:11 PM



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Filler up with hi-test please. Check under the hood sir ??.. cool


Love that flying a gas pic Randy... aahh to be there in the 50's would have been amazing... where's my time machine.. :-)
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 21 2013 01:13 PM

It's hard to know if someone has posted these here but I came across them while trying to search for pictures of the Ford/Mercury Neon sign I brought home. They are on this site http://www.adamscountyhistoricalsociety.com/photo%20collection/index.htm?1




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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 21 2013 03:38 PM

Ran across some way cool yard art while hunting up in northern North Dakota.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 26 2013 03:53 PM

I do like airplanes:



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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 26 2013 04:34 PM

especially from Associated Oil Company, cool.. cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 27 2013 07:49 AM

Ran into these pics online. Looked like a good day for these boys!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 27 2013 07:57 AM

Signs! Signs! Everywhere the signs!

Why is it that in these old pics everything already looks old? Did they build the building old right from the start?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 27 2013 08:00 AM

Wider view of same store.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 27 2013 08:36 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 28 2013 05:48 PM

1936 Station in Los Angeles:

Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 29 2013 05:49 PM

re: old buildings. Loose dimensioned, low quality, sawmill lumber, no primer or paint, and black and white photography disguises the fact that they did live in a world with color in it.
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 02 2013 12:45 AM

Just a couple of my pictures that I would post hope they are not on here already. If anybody can make them large size fill free.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 02 2013 07:38 AM

I can't even imagine what this was about!!
This was the picture caption:
The Burnelli UB-20 carrying out an advertising stunt for the Sun Oil Company, SUNOCO
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 09:48 AM

These are not petroleum pics but thought everybody might enjoy them...All from Parkersburg,WV
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 09:49 AM

A few more.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 01:17 PM

Company formed in 1886. This looks to be not to many years after that.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 01:28 PM

Yes you can tell by the two HP engine, ironically running on biofuel, not gas. Nothing's new.
Fred
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 08:12 PM

This station was remodeled as a car dealership and body shop. These are all photos of the same place throughout the years. I tried posting them in the order taken. I stopped by the dealership to see if they had any old signs or anything left. Looks like I missed out back in 1992...when I was twelve doing wheelies on a BMX. I did score these great photos so I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do. These are five photos of fourteen total.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 08:17 PM

Photos six thru nine.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 08:25 PM

Here's the last five photos I have from the Franklin Garage. Nowadays they only sell cars.
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 09:57 PM

Dang, what a bunch of signs.
Posted by: ddkinsey

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 10:20 PM

Hey terrific photos thanks for sharing. Boy if those trucks could talk, bet some of those did some moonshine runs.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 03 2013 10:56 PM

Man I have those street lights in the second picture. Have never seen them in a in use picture before.
Posted by: Maps for the memories

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 04 2013 09:50 AM

Nice!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jul 07 2013 07:46 PM

A couple for the Michelin guys!



These are early! Notice that second guy is on roller skates!lol
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jul 09 2013 11:26 AM

car carrier.. cool
Posted by: Greasyboy1970

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 19 2013 07:38 PM

Figured I would take a break from the 1,000 questions and post a pic or two. This pic was taken by my father in the late 70s,early 80s at a abandoned station in Miranda, S.D. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 31 2013 05:26 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 31 2013 05:33 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 31 2013 08:45 PM

Wonder why there's two plates on that car?
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 31 2013 10:46 PM

Maybe its a state and Washington D.C. tag.....Or early Federal government tags?
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 01 2013 03:01 AM

or two spares with no rims.
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Aug 05 2013 09:12 PM

Some new Parkersburg, WV Photos I found.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Aug 12 2013 05:12 AM

I wanna party with these dudes!!
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Aug 12 2013 06:34 PM

How about a Auto-Gyro advertising Pure Oil Tiolene Motor Oil:

Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Sep 29 2013 08:13 PM

Just learned this was there. I've been past this spot 1,000s of times...never knew it was a garage/dealership until this photo came along. It's now a apartment building.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 14 2013 07:44 PM

I dont know if this link has ever been posted before so sorry if it has.
Bound to be some repeats but still some great old photo's!!
Unfortunately most of them are not very big.
Lots of Michigan. In fact they may all be Michigan.

http://www.viewsofthepast.com/topics/fr-gas.htm
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 14 2013 07:58 PM

Nice pics on that site.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 21 2013 09:40 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 21 2013 09:44 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 21 2013 11:59 AM

That Tom Frost garage is now a Goodyear store, same building. Frost moved down the street and is still in business. Here is a google street view of the same building now.


https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&layer=c&z=17&iwloc=A&sll=38.718079,-77.807156&cbp=13,89.8,0,0,0&cbll=38.718078,-77.807541&q=19+BROADVIEW+AVE,+WARRENTON,+VA,+20186&ei=lFtlUoC2AdHe4AOitIG4BQ&ved=0CCwQxB0wAA
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 22 2013 09:34 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 22 2013 09:42 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 09:36 AM

As Orvil lie there regaining his thoughts, the designer in him couldn't help but think, what if we made the wheels the same size?
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 09:38 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 11:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
As Orvil lie there regaining his thoughts, the designer in him couldn't help but think, what if we made the wheels the same size?
. LOL! That looked painful . Those are some great new pictures I had not seen yet Steve thanks.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 12:46 PM

Bob's friends could never understand his quirks. Like why he would never put anything but Sunoco Blue in his gas powered roller skates!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 02:10 PM

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Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 23 2013 02:51 PM

The Associated station is supposed to have been in Down town Portland Oregon ........... Ed Shaver
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 24 2013 08:40 AM

I suspect that Ol' #7 is going to make speed cops needed in Fresno County!

Great pictures!
Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 24 2013 01:34 PM

That is a very cool picture of the associated station.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 09:32 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 10:11 AM

That's interesting that that station has no sign. Associated pumps?? I love that drop light coming off of that utility pole.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 10:21 AM

HOOSIER PETE is the brand/sign.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 10:27 AM

Love the Ferguson sign.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By: GILMORE
HOOSIER PETE is the brand/sign.

Hoosier Pete?? Where is the sign?
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 11:24 AM

Steve on the Coke and on the roof above the price sign.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 11:41 AM

Oh i got ya! I wasn't even looking at that building. I didnt realize that was even the station. I thought the actual station was set back behind the large building on the right.
Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 12:27 PM

Time for glasses for Steve,,, ha ha
Posted by: Martin from OZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 08:31 PM

Wanted to share some pics from Australia from the 1950's - both have Wayne pumps
Posted by: Martin from OZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 31 2013 08:35 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 01 2013 09:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 01 2013 09:31 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 04 2013 09:07 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Nov 04 2013 09:58 AM

Great pics ....Thanks for sharing !!
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 05 2013 08:27 AM

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Posted by: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 05 2013 01:36 PM

WOW, talk about the ULTIMATE Minuteman signs!! He looks to be 4 or 5 stories tall.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 08:45 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 10:00 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 01:16 PM

Then & Now
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 02:07 PM

Steve , in reality, you don't find "Former " service stations to actually survive as this one did . Usually, a lot more is changed . Thanks for a long look back ! Ed Shaver
Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 02:08 PM

Wow, I love then and now pictures. My friend and I have been doing that in Los Angeles for film locations.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 02:35 PM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 06 2013 03:01 PM

Local snowstorm from 1947.
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 08 2013 04:51 AM

Nice Wayne 60.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 08 2013 07:46 AM

Love to have a close up of all those Canadian Doubles. Great picture.
Posted by: 1 BAD ZR1

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 08 2013 08:03 AM

Great pics. Wish I would have taken pics of the changes to my dads texaco stations after they were sold. I have many while operating with dad. After several businesses came and went over the years in them, they were torn down when I was in school at Illinois. 10 yrs later I got in the hobby. frown Rob
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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 12 2013 03:00 PM

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Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 15 2013 10:06 PM

I received this picture in the mail today. Original glossy black & white image with printed frame.
Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 15 2013 10:08 PM

Here is another from the same shipment.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 20 2013 03:57 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 05 2013 06:51 PM

A lot going on from a branding point of view at this station!!
Posted by: Greasyboy1970

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 05 2013 07:25 PM

Couple for you Skelly guys
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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 06 2013 05:29 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 08 2013 10:57 AM

north of toronto, oak ridges, was a radial rail terminal previously, 1951...
Posted by: cdn supertest

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 08 2013 10:58 AM

and 1955...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 16 2013 08:46 PM

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Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 17 2013 07:02 PM

We're short neckties a safety item to keep out of fanbelts?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 18 2013 01:10 PM

I was trying to find vintage historical 60's era photos of the Standard station that I would go to with my dad when I was a kid. Looking through some of the local archives I found all of these. All these places are within a mile or three of where I grew up.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 18 2013 03:34 PM

Got interupted. Here are some more.
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 18 2013 03:35 PM

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Posted by: junknjohn

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 18 2013 04:34 PM

Love the three Romans!!!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 18 2013 08:20 PM

Love the "Greek Column" pumps!
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 09:41 AM

Love this streamlined wrecker from the early 30's!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 09:43 AM

And this great Gilmore streamliner!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 10:56 AM

Here's a great shot of an couple of gas pump jockeys in front of a nice Gulf clockface pump.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:00 AM

How about a 1930 Gulf airport tanker? Doesn't look like there would be any airplanes around there.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:05 AM

And for you Shell fans out there.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:19 AM

How about a Refiners tanker? Note the chain dragging on the ground as a "spark arrestor".
Fred
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:23 AM

Up for some cool Studebaker wreckers?
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:28 AM

Lots of early car dealers converted a wrecked high-end vehicle into their service car or wrecker. Here's a Cadillac LaSalle dealers service car.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:31 AM

Here's a 1930 Model AA Ford gas tanker - nice looking Gulf rig!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:33 AM

A 1930 Model A Ford being refueled in 1931 in Texas.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:34 AM

During the Great Depression, migrant workers in California still took time to worship. How about this church bus - a 1931 Model AA Ford.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:36 AM

Big trades day Saturday in Stratford, Texas (est. circa 1915).
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:37 AM

This early shot of Ranger, Texas makes you appreciate the paved roads we had today.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:39 AM

Great shot of a vintage 1929 "tourist court" in El Paso, Texas. I don't see any "air conditioned or free TV signs".
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:41 AM

Desdemona, Texas in 1919; another example of pre-paved roads.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:43 AM

Some "Arkies" heading west looking for work in California. Looks like they had a real load of kiddoes!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:46 AM

More families "heading west."
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:48 AM

This early Model TT Truck (1919?) looks like he was having trouble leaving Texas heading west in 1936. Wonder if they made it?
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:51 AM

Another view of the same truck, this time with the occupants. Couldn't wait to get out of the dust bowl!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:53 AM

More Texas migrants heading west.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 11:55 AM

If that Model A Ford could talk what a tale she would have to tell us!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:00 PM

Giving some of the younguns a drink on their trek to the promised land.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:02 PM

One of my all time favorites - the Last Chance Garage in North Dakota. Must have been located at the corner of Nowhere Street and Dirt Road!
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:34 PM

Saturday marketday in downtown Weatherford, Texas 1936.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:42 PM

The convoy from the dust bowl has arrived - got any crops needing picking?
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:47 PM

Fourth of July parade entry using a 1931 Model AA Ford truck.
Fred
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 12:50 PM

While not an actual "old" photo, this old truck has an interesting take on politics.
Fred
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:31 PM

Nice set of pictures. Gives one pause when we complain about life today and you see what the 30's meant to a whole generation of Americans. Picking up your family with 7 children and heading west with only a vision and hope, in a car that would break down at any moment, on "roads" that may lead to nowhere. Yes good to get one back to reality.
Fred
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:38 PM

In addition to a load of kids , note that "Split Rim, yes that ring on the ground . Damn thing has the power of nearly five grenades when they aren't seated proper on a rim. Being in the towing business, I was scared to death of them. I had one go up one night nearly taking a fellow employees head off with it . Ed Shaver
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Gasman84470
Nice set of pictures. Gives one pause when we complain about life today and you see what the 30's meant to a whole generation of Americans. Picking up your family with 7 children and heading west with only a vision and hope, in a car that would break down at any moment, on "roads" that may lead to nowhere. Yes good to get one back to reality.
Fred


Fred:
Thanks, it definitely does make you appreciate what we have today. I have owned the same 1930 Model A Ford for 41 years and drove it round trip from Dallas, Texas to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to attend a national Model A Ford Convention in 1986 (approx 2,600 miles round trip), I felt some of the same apprehension the pioneers must have had wondering whether I would make it to my destination and back. Of course back when the migrants were escaping the dust bowl they didn't have cell phones, paved roads, service stations and restaurants or doctors and hospitals every few miles as we have today. Come to think of it, I didn't have a cell phone in 1986 but I took a national Model A Ford Club of America roster with me in case I broke down and needed help along the way from a nearby club member. I had my four and six year old sons with me and we had a real blast - they are now in their early 30's and still comment on the trip. I often think of the Okies heading out west in their dilapidated jalopies being held together by baling wire and a prayer with about $3 worth of gas in their tank and less cash in their pocket as pioneers much like those who rode the wagon trains on the Oregon Trail. They often buried their children on the trail and had to not only fight the elements and terrain but the hostile Indians. We all need to count our blessings!
Take care and have a Merry Christmas!
Fred
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 07:24 PM

90% sure that tanker is in front of the Cleveland city hall. Looks like Standard oil off to the side. I never knew that. Figures Rockefeller would've been close to the politicians. lol
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
I was trying to find vintage historical 60's era photos of the Standard station that I would go to with my dad when I was a kid. Looking through some of the local archives I found all of these. All these places are within a mile or three of where I grew up.


Nice finds with the local photos Steve!
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:08 PM

Originally Posted By: JimT
90% sure that tanker is in front of the Cleveland city hall. Looks like Standard oil off to the side. I never knew that. Figures Rockefeller would've been close to the politicians. lol

Jim:
It's actually the Fayette County Courthouse in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Compare the original photo to a current Google streetview shot I just downloaded.
Fred
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 08:13 PM

Those depression photos are incredible!! Guys can deal with all that ***** but I sure feel for what some woman and the kids had to go through!
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 09:39 PM

I stand corrected. Its weird though how the windows are arched in the older picture on the third floor. They must have done some renovation at some point.
Not only that, but I'm pretty sure Standard Oil was in a much larger building.lol Definitely jumped the gun.
Posted by: texasoldcarguy

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 19 2013 10:47 PM

Originally Posted By: JimT
I stand corrected. Its wierd though how the windows are arched in the older picture on the third floor. They must have done some renovation at some point.


Yeah Jim, a lot can happen in the 83 years since the first photo was taken. I noticed the third floor arched windows changing too. Notice the third floor window on the "setback" part of the building on the right still has the arches.
Fred
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 20 2013 03:14 AM

My folks left Illinois in 1936 in a 1928 Dodge pulling a homemade trailer hesding for Spokane WA to pick fruit. Mom and Dad and six kids, I wasn't born yet. Somewhere in Nebraska they couldn't make it up one hill so Dad threw out her washing machine and some other stuff. She wouldn't let him throw out her sewing machine. They didn't make it to Washington, all the farther they got was to Cheyenne, Wy. They went broke here where Dad found a job and settled here. His story was always that he never did make enough money to get back out of Cheyenne. I was born the next year here in Cheyenne. I sent some of these type of pictures to my sister in Calif. and told her to email them to her grandkids. She said they did not want to believe her when she told them that she didn't have a inside toilet has a kid until she went off to college in 1954. As you can see all the Okies were not from Oklahoma. Mitch
Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 07 2014 12:53 PM

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Posted by: dodgeman60

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 07 2014 01:02 PM

crandon,wi 1950's
Posted by: oldnfuelish

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 10 2014 07:43 PM

Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 11 2014 02:29 AM

A THEN/NOW I made up of the corner of Mission and Valencia St's, San Francisco.... Have the first photo, 2nd is off the 'net and 3rd is Google. You can see the Sears building on the right in all three...

Posted by: Greasyboy1970

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 12 2014 11:00 PM

Here is a pic of some past residents from my hometown building the only dam we have to this day with a Texaco station in the background. Still looking for better pics of that.
Posted by: Dave Richey

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 19 2014 05:53 PM

I'll bet that sign stayed right there for years. Wouldn't happen today.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 09:18 AM

Not a truly Great Old Pic but still pretty cool.
I love the big Pennzoil sign
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 09:19 AM

Here's a cool one for the Cities guys!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 09:20 AM

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Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 10:10 AM

Sterling Gas Station 7th st. Parkersburg,WV Before and Now
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 10:12 AM

Wilcox's Keystone Gasoline Station.. South Parkersburg,WV Before and Now
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 21 2014 10:26 AM

Stewarts Petroleum Pike St. South Parkersburg, WV Now and then and then. First gas station in area to be open 24 hours in the 20s..They serviced trucks heading to Florida from Akron, OH with Goodyear tires. They sold Gulf Gasoline.
Posted by: Greasyboy1970

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 23 2014 03:54 PM

A old station I ran across today, originally a WNAX station that was turned into a Standard station when they went belly up.Station is in Wessington, S.D.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 24 2014 03:56 AM

.. cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 27 2014 04:16 AM

Randy that Associated truck is awesome!!

I found the door decal on this Pennzoil truck interesting. It says "Motor Oil" along the bottom instead of "Safe Lubrication". I've never seen that before. Great looking old truck!!
Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 28 2014 08:36 PM

I received this picture in a frame for my birthday yesterday. It is a station in Hancock, Michigan.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 30 2014 04:54 AM

Then above. And now!
I like the bottle stand/rack in the above picture.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 30 2014 05:44 AM

There was some talk about this Shell plate just recently.
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 05 2014 09:00 PM

A local friend from my hometown just found these recently.
Her Father owned & ran the station here back then.
These were taken May 15,1959 when it opened.
Some great details if you zoom in..
3 Gal.of gas cost $1.00 total.
6 blends of octane are shown.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 13 2014 06:08 AM

Cool neon Sunoco sign!!
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 25 2014 08:25 AM

All the following are Charleston, WV area
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 25 2014 08:26 AM

All the following are Charleston, WV area
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 25 2014 08:27 AM

All the following are Charleston, WV area
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 27 2014 08:11 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 04 2014 04:04 PM

Some great pics in here.

http://www.waterwinterwonderland.com/gasstations.aspx
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 07 2014 12:03 AM



My contribution as an Arizona Oldgas member, cheers!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 11 2014 12:06 AM

Rare ASCOT / MARINE station photo on ebay...

Item # 351020868185
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 22 2014 01:07 PM

Glen Ellyn Il. circa 1971.
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 30 2014 09:46 PM

Some cool ones I got in a email today.
Posted by: buzzy56

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 30 2014 10:11 PM

Wonder why there would be two Texaco stations on the same side of the street right next to one another? Never seen same brand next to one another back in the day! Strange to say the least.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 30 2014 10:49 PM

The guy in the Shell uniform in the above picture must be Eugene Levy's father.

Eugene Levy played the role of the Dad in American Pie. He is the only actor to have appeared in all eight of the American Pie films.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 30 2014 11:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
Cool neon Sunoco sign!!


Man what's under that sign is a real drag, a bummer, if you know what I mean. Commie stooges? Hippies?

Great Picture-my hair was long and golden back then now sparse and grey!
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 31 2014 07:36 AM

Cool Erie 129 in the wild.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 31 2014 03:09 PM

I "found" a couple old Tydol Stations.... So of course I had to add them to the thread.... LOL - (not sure if they have been posted before)



Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 05 2014 11:43 AM

Sharp Brunette in the black dress. Oh, and there is a cool Sunoco truck too!!
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 07 2014 07:34 PM

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Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 08 2014 02:32 PM

one of the few pictures I have been able to find of a Sweney station... this one in Springfield, IL
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Apr 13 2014 08:01 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 18 2014 05:12 AM

Discovered this pic out of Kalamazoo Mi. this morning while on my early morning coffee search.
What a great picture!! And awesome that it's in color. There is a lot going on in this picture.

The pump is incredible in the dark blue! Personally this is my favorite shade of blue for anything Sunoco. And all the porcelain ribbons and the PPP. Just looks awesome! (Should there be a base around/under this?)

To the right is the quart rack that I've only ever seen with the 1946 Mercury Made & DynaLube cans on the sign. Unfortunately the sign in this pic is completely blacked out, because this shows a later, early 50's Dynalube can in the rack. I wonder if that sign matches that can? If so, would be the first time I would have seen such a sign.

And what I believe are porcelain ribbons wrapping around the edge of the building roof line.

But the creme de la creme of this pic, from a not so often seen point of view, has got to be the Ladies sign hanging off of the corner of the building in the background. What a great pic of this piece in action.
I'm thinking these Men/Ladies only versions where used when the baths were on different sides of the building???

On another note, that guys car could sure use a good polishing!

Wow!! What a great picture!!
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 18 2014 10:20 PM

Lots of times the Mens room was inside so the attendants and mechanics didnt have to go out around the building. I've never seen a "Mens "sign.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 21 2014 12:06 AM

.. cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 21 2014 01:14 PM

.. cool
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 21 2014 04:49 PM

The BIG Pump...

Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 21 2014 06:04 PM

Every kid needs anice toy
Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed May 21 2014 06:06 PM

This is my kind of toy box!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 30 2014 11:35 PM

Nice TYDOL / VEEDOL station photo...

ebay # 321419694689
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 01 2014 09:25 AM

Red Crown and Conoco
Gumbo Flats, MO in 1934
Area now called Chesterfield, MO
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 01 2014 11:50 AM

^ Life looked simple in the photo above. No cell phones or any of that BS.
-Anthony
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 03 2014 10:59 PM

Hope these are not on here
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 03 2014 11:01 PM

one more
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 04 2014 10:42 PM

More I found hope there are not on here lol
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 04 2014 10:49 PM

more
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 04 2014 10:51 PM

more
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 04 2014 10:57 PM

last
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 06:47 AM

Wow! That load of lumber on the Ford is a little scary. I wonder how fast he could navigate sharp bends?
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 07:26 AM

Those are great...Hardly ever see big rigs in vintage shots.
Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 07:40 AM

Cities Service Aviation truck:
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 12:11 PM

"The Flying Filly"...

ebay # 251549259183
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 12:14 PM

I agree that Ford is a little top heavy...a dangerous center of gravity on that load.

I'm surprised Steve, hasn't commented on that Sunoco station. Cardboard topper's over the globes.
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 12:21 PM

Yeah the DOT would have a field day with that guy today.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 12:23 PM

This service station was located across the street from the "Playland" Amusement Park in Ocean Beach/San Francisco...

Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 04:35 PM

1940's Detroit Lions game
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 04:43 PM

1937 Detroit
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 05:37 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 05:53 PM

1967 Detroit
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 06:43 PM

Detroit 30's??
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 05 2014 06:47 PM

Gilmore that's a great "then & now"!!!
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 11 2014 10:47 PM

Found this one on eBay thought it was pretty cool having multiple brands and signs.
Posted by: Oilcanman87

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 11 2014 10:51 PM

This old Richfield station is turned into a restaurant on brush st in Detroit next to ford field and comerica park it's called the Elwood grill.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 17 2014 11:59 AM

Cool Old Picture
Love the train in the background!!
Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 25 2014 10:01 PM

Long Beach Calif.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 29 2014 06:26 PM

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&a...p;zw&atsh=1
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 02 2014 11:35 AM

Picked up this copy off of ebay... Very early Filling Station, location unknown:



(isn't the horse shoe above the door, suppose to be turned up... so the "luck doesn't run out"? ....

here is a guess; maybe the owner had been a livery Stable owner/farrier; before the "Horseless Carriage" put him out of business and therefore... his luck as he saw it... had run out??? .... always a back story behind old photos!)
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 03 2014 04:28 AM

Some good stuff.
Not sure if posted before.

http://www.viewsofthepast.com/topics/fr-gas.htm
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 09 2014 04:54 AM

The Sun Oil Co.
Posted by: Dave Rowlison

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 09 2014 06:23 AM



Hauling logs in the UP of Michigan.

Dave
Posted by: clarkin

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 09 2014 07:51 PM

fun thread!

my great grandfather's filling station next to their house in Thomas, WV. still own the buildings, all the signs and the window glass is gone. Sadly the filling station is crumbling and will be demoed next month. frown

Don't know for sure, but I'm guessing these are late 1930s.


Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 17 2014 01:10 AM

Found another shot of this St. Louis station...
Posted by: sellersrodshop

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 17 2014 11:23 AM

could you imagine what the mrs would say if you came home dragging THAT sign with you?? would probably be a funeral here...

...but honey, wait until you see it lit up!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 18 2014 09:54 AM

Hahahah!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 18 2014 09:11 PM

Yeah, that would be a hard purchase to hide. Wonder what that monster would be worth today?
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 07 2014 07:38 PM

from inside 1920 "Jim Dandy" tire machine catalog.
Posted by: signcollector

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 09 2014 02:15 PM

Fantastic Historical photographs. Thank you all for taking the time to post all of these.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Aug 11 2014 05:27 AM

Not the best, but still cool pic with early Mobil truck door sign.
And the Kodak sign in the background is cool!!
Posted by: signcollector

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 14 2014 11:47 PM

Raise the ceiling in the bedroom and put it over the bed.
Posted by: Fiddy

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 15 2014 12:47 AM

Here is one from 1925.

The Shell Oil Terminal, Gore bay Sydney Australia.

Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 27 2014 10:04 PM


Here's a good one. I spy a pyramid of money in the front window. Does anyone else see what I'm talking about?
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 28 2014 12:48 AM

Polly Oil cans.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 28 2014 06:16 AM

I bet this was a colorful scene!!
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 28 2014 06:52 AM

what is the decal between the Polly and the Economy pumps?
Posted by: pumpingethyl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 28 2014 07:51 AM

Radio
Originally Posted By: hancock-oil
what is the decal between the Polly and the Economy pumps?
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Aug 29 2014 03:20 PM

^Radio was mid grade correct?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 06 2014 01:44 PM

Long Beach, Cal. fall 1940... cool
Doty Chevrolet/Rio Grande station
Posted by: mcguffeyd1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 06 2014 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
Not the best, but still cool pic with early Mobil truck door sign.
And the Kodak sign in the background is cool!!

Very cool with the Progressive globes in the background and the vertical Gargoyle sign
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 08 2014 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: advertologist
Long Beach, Cal. fall 1940... cool
Doty Chevrolet/Rio Grande station


That's a great picture!
Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 08 2014 09:14 PM

these pictures are from South Range, Michigan.

Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 08 2014 10:03 PM

Texaco station, south range michigan.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Sep 18 2014 11:11 AM

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Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Sep 18 2014 01:03 PM

Don't know where it was taken,all I know was it was taken in 1977,but what brand..Shamrock or Sigmor?
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 22 2014 05:06 PM

I love this thread!












Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 22 2014 05:16 PM

WOW!! That Nugrape truck in that Texaco picture is insane!!! I would love to have that right now!! Are those solid rubber tires??
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 22 2014 05:22 PM

Came across this Sunoco station on google. I like how clear the photo is. It's like you're there. Love the Firestone lollipop in the backround and the huge Locomotive coming full speed!
Posted by: LSx

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Sep 23 2014 08:05 AM

It would be awesome to do then and now pictures of that SUNOCO picture. Be cool to find out where that was taken at
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 27 2014 08:52 PM

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/s11-1080x561.jpg
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 27 2014 08:53 PM

http://theoldmotor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/s22-760x374.jpg
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 29 2014 11:36 PM

Grizzly station...

eBay # 351183172659

Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Sep 30 2014 12:02 AM

Nice Tokheim 36B pumps...those look like glass tops.

I spent several moments trying to figure out if that was a neon clock in the garage bay...only to realize it was a rear mounted spare tire on a car up on the hoist.
Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 03 2014 10:21 AM

1st picture:
DX station in Peoria, IL... guessing this was previously a Sweney branded station before branding to DX in 1954.

2nd picture:
Peoria, IL - Check out that Evinrude neon!
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 14 2014 12:10 PM

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Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 14 2014 12:12 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 16 2014 11:03 AM

Best Amoco sign ever!!!
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 16 2014 11:34 AM

Nice Post! The little scrolled curb sign beside it explains why the post is so fancy. George WASHINGTON had previously visited this site in 1791.
Posted by: JUNK KING

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 16 2014 06:22 PM

The Amoco is way cool.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Oct 16 2014 06:46 PM

Look at that column and those light fixtures!!! I would love to see it from another angle!

Damn!! They just dont make 'em like that any more!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Oct 17 2014 10:58 AM

Great Red Indian
Jimmy Darou, paralyzed jockey, owned this service station, 1938
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 21 2014 06:31 AM

Love looking through these great old photos. Here are few vintage BA station pics.
Posted by: Robb

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 21 2014 08:52 PM

This thread rocks !
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Oct 22 2014 06:36 AM

Here is on of my faves, the BA building in Vancouver back in the day! Got to love the "sign of the Big BA along the way!"
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Nov 08 2014 05:32 PM

Seal Beach, Ca... cool
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Nov 11 2014 04:38 PM

I wish I could have been at that Texaco above back then!
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 28 2014 05:27 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 06 2014 04:25 PM

Great looking Esso station
Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 11 2014 09:08 PM

historic Kickapoo building in Peoria, IL... still standing and being used.
Posted by: LSx

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 12 2014 07:40 AM

^ would be nice to see a before and after shot of that hotel

EDIT - rather then and now
Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 12 2014 10:10 AM

Brian, ill post it on another thread
Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Dec 13 2014 06:29 PM

A couple of shots I found
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 14 2014 07:11 AM

Look at the shine on that car!!
Posted by: LSx

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 16 2014 11:01 AM

If you don't buy gas from me, i'll vote for Hoover lol
Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 17 2014 10:32 AM

Southern California Signal seaburg? Station 1938, any idea where?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 18 2014 11:15 AM

Fayetteville, Ark
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 23 2014 10:53 PM

Local pics most of them
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 23 2014 10:55 PM

more
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Dec 23 2014 10:56 PM

one more
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 25 2014 09:44 AM

... cool
Posted by: hancock-oil

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 25 2014 10:44 AM

Randy
That was the gas station in front of Santas Village Scott's Valley Ca! I remember it when I was a Kid! Jim
Posted by: richlube

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Dec 25 2014 12:25 PM

hold on peggie
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 26 2014 09:06 AM

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
a flask in each pocket !
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 29 2014 04:47 AM

Great old shot here. A lot going on.
Great pumps!!
Great globes!!
I love how he mounted, what looks to be a Kendall curb sign, up on the roof. That is a curb sign correct?
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 29 2014 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Steve C.
Great old shot here. A lot going on.
Great pumps!!
Great globes!!
I love how he mounted, what looks to be a Kendall curb sign, up on the roof. That is a curb sign correct?



Life before the Internet . People actually sat and talked to each other.
Great photo , a lot of good reference pieces.
I like the " Terms Cash" signs
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Dec 29 2014 10:40 AM

... cool
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 01 2015 08:19 PM

Cool station & cool cars.
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 01 2015 08:22 PM

From a different angle
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 12 2015 05:56 PM

Wow! What a station!!
From the lights, to the pumps, to the building, to that incredible main sign..... What an incredible station!!!
Posted by: JUNK KING

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 12 2015 06:22 PM

It's all awesome. Especially the sign.
I'd love to find one of those.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 25 2015 05:33 PM

Long Beach, Ca. 1933... cool
Posted by: pickurt

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 25 2015 05:56 PM

Great picture Randy. Long Beach my old stomping grounds.



Kurt
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 25 2015 08:12 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 26 2015 03:40 AM

Doesn't get much stranger, or cooler than this!!
Anyone know if there is a restored one of these rolling around anywhere?
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 26 2015 08:25 AM

More visibles under a canopy with no globes on the west coast...that is why they are so hard to find...

Now that is a cool Diamond T..
Posted by: blacktee

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 26 2015 09:35 AM

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/...-of-the-future/

I don't think there's any survivors ?

A Friend had 2-1939 Dodge Airflows with the Garwood Tanker, same as Henry Ford museum. He sold them and they're being restored by another collector.
Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 26 2015 09:50 AM

Originally Posted By: blacktee
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/...-of-the-future/

I don't think there's any survivors ?

A Friend had 2-1939 Dodge Airflows with the Garwood Tanker, same as Henry Ford museum. He sold them and they're being restored by another collector.



I heard several years ago there is one in a private collection in Detroit. I did not hear who had it though, it would be great to know though, I would love to see it in person.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 26 2015 11:34 AM

... cool
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 27 2015 09:14 AM

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 30 2015 03:14 PM

Received this one today and thought I would share:



G.H. Schwieger's Station in Los Angeles;
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 30 2015 03:49 PM

looks like somebody had already got the sign out front of the station... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 30 2015 03:57 PM

... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 03 2015 04:57 PM

Not going to find them this old every day!
Man, what I wouldn't do to have the box off of that wagon!!
This picture really blows some holes in some of what I thought i might now. This shows that the actual "SUNOCO" name goes way back. I still have a lot to learn!!!
Posted by: VEEDOL_AL1

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 03 2015 05:29 PM

wow!!!! you are right ..that is the earliest picture of Sunoco I have ever seen....gota love it...
Posted by: Derbygasman

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 03 2015 06:34 PM

Interesting on the red hat station that it appears they cut a notch in the header beam to be able & have a globe on that front visible which appears to be a roman column.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 03 2015 11:59 PM

Yep... larger photo of that Red Hat station can be found here... http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth52445/m1/1/

There is a seller on ebay- chevyllme, that is selling copies of it. He prints and sells photos he finds on the internet = douche bag.
Posted by: blacktee

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 04 2015 01:54 AM

Originally Posted By: texacokie
Originally Posted By: blacktee
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2013/...-of-the-future/

I don't think there's any survivors ?

A Friend had 2-1939 Dodge Airflows with the Garwood Tanker, same as Henry Ford museum. He sold them and they're being restored by another collector.



I heard several years ago there is one in a private collection in Detroit. I did not hear who had it though, it would be great to know though, I would love to see it in person.


Ron

It's in pieces going no where last time (5 years) I was involved. I picked up a bumper he was copying from my friends.
Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 04 2015 05:03 PM

1926
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 04 2015 06:02 PM

Cool!! I now know what I'm going to be at the Oldgas Halloween party!!!

Great old pic for sure!!
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 04 2015 07:39 PM

Steve, you are going as a "bored kid in a tire"?
Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 04 2015 11:33 PM

Flood in a neighboring town in 1950.

Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 05 2015 06:05 AM

Keeping with the flooding theme...this one from Montreal, not sure of the date however.
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 05 2015 06:11 AM

Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
Steve, you are going as a "bored kid in a tire"?

smile I smell trade make infringement here....wonder what the Fisk Tire Boy would have to say about the "board kid in the tire"? Cool pic.
Posted by: Murphy'sBA

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 05 2015 11:59 AM

A sad (for me anyway) sign of the times & end of an era. B/A comes down & Gulf goes up!
Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 07 2015 08:22 PM

Mobil
Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 07 2015 10:45 PM

That Mobil pic is fantastic!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 08 2015 02:01 PM

I remember a discussion once before about these pumps with this globe lens type insert. I assume these lit up?
Posted by: petropumps

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 08 2015 02:13 PM

Thought this was neat...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 08 2015 09:26 PM

... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 13 2015 07:48 PM

50's shell station... cool
Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 14 2015 09:11 PM

Couple pictures of stations in my hometown.



Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 15 2015 10:51 AM

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Posted by: merctech

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 16 2015 09:20 PM

Some really cool history. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 18 2015 08:37 AM

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Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 21 2015 08:59 AM

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Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 24 2015 08:12 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 25 2015 04:27 AM

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Posted by: hri_2008

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 01 2015 11:15 PM

1961
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 08 2015 10:43 PM

opening day... cool
Posted by: Oldgas

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 09 2015 07:57 AM

Granite City, Illinois. Milwaukee 38 curb pump in the center of the photo.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 09 2015 09:55 AM

You can see the reflection of the globe in the window. I dont recognize them. Anyone have any guesses/thoughts as to what brand the lenses advertise??
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 09 2015 11:20 AM

I like how the Mobil station from the late 50's is repurposing the old tombstone sign.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 14 2015 01:36 AM

85 years ago... the Gilmore Oil Co. entered the Seattle, WA territory. On March 10, 1930, the 1st gallon of Gilmore Blu-Green gasoline is pumped from a JOY pump, into Seattle Mayor Frank Edwards' car...




Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 04:04 PM

1958
Found this on a local historic site. About 4 miles from me. There is a Sunoco there today.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 04:23 PM

JR, if I am not mistaken the last Gilmore Station in SW WA, was in Chehalis. Not sure that the Station is still there? But it was, approx. 20 years ago... There was a little plaque on one of the canopy supports, put up by the Station Owner....

There is/was a story; That the Owner of the Gilmore Station was not pleased with the merger and that subsequent Station Owners kept the plaque on the support, in remembrance... (as I said, it is a story and I have no way of knowing if it is/was true or not.... If true, I can relate... After almost 50 years... I am still upset about Tidewater selling out to Phillips 66)
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 04:51 PM

Old Standard Crown pump in background
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 04:58 PM

3 Romans
Wish pic was better
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 05:12 PM

unfortunately this picture stinks. At lease you can see the main signage pretty good. But I had to post it cuz you don't see vintage pics of this brand all that often.
"Speedway 79" becomes "Marathon" when it was bought up in 1959.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedway_LLC
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 05:37 PM

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Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 15 2015 11:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Bob Richards
JR, if I am not mistaken the last Gilmore Station in SW WA, was in Chehalis. Not sure that the Station is still there? But it was, approx. 20 years ago... There was a little plaque on one of the canopy supports, put up by the Station Owner....

There is/was a story; That the Owner of the Gilmore Station was not pleased with the merger and that subsequent Station Owners kept the plaque on the support, in remembrance... (as I said, it is a story and I have no way of knowing if it is/was true or not.... If true, I can relate... After almost 50 years... I am still upset about Tidewater selling out to Phillips 66)


Thanks for sharing that, Bob. Be cool to see it/read what it said.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 16 2015 08:13 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 17 2015 10:18 AM

... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 19 2015 11:20 AM

What do you mean the roof is in the way?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 19 2015 11:27 AM

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Posted by: huskybob

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 19 2015 01:20 PM

Did someone say "roof is in the way"?
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 19 2015 05:43 PM


Cool pictures never seen a globe holder like that one at the Union station on the middle pump
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 20 2015 03:31 PM

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Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 20 2015 04:07 PM

One of my favorite gas station photo's EVER! Always searching for information as to how I could find the original copy. No luck yet,maybe in my lifetime I can find it.

Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 20 2015 06:18 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 22 2015 07:03 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 24 2015 12:38 AM

Long Beach, Carson & Lakewood Blvd- 1953 - 76 neon
a lot going on in that picture... cool
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 24 2015 01:10 AM

... cool
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 24 2015 09:04 PM

Pre-Mobil General Pegasus signs...



Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 26 2015 08:37 AM

... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 26 2015 07:18 PM

Don't know that I've ever seen a sign like the one on the left.
Posted by: imp454ala

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 30 2015 03:33 PM

Attachments
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 09 2015 01:31 PM

Found this on the web...WOW.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 09 2015 02:44 PM

Just picked up this copy:

Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 13 2015 11:13 AM

I have to admit, Gulf really knows how to put on a show!!
Great looking set up right here!!!
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Apr 13 2015 09:20 PM

Nice pumps!
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Apr 14 2015 08:09 PM

Great pumps, wish I had one.
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 23 2015 03:28 PM

Some of you folks might remember all the Texaco signs I was finding awhile back. This photo was taken the day all the signs,cans,etc arrived by plane. If you happen to have one of my signs it rode in on this plane way back when. Always good to add history with an item.

The Socony station I've shown before but this photo is from a different angle.
Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 23 2015 06:03 PM

Jeremy,Thanks for posting.Where have you been?
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 23 2015 06:58 PM

Robert ,he be a hidin on anutha site ...............
Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 23 2015 07:59 PM

Well I declare! wink
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 24 2015 04:12 PM

Ed you following me?lol Haven't been hiding..more like lurking...been using that "F" word again. Oldgas is the only petro site I'm a member of other than a facebook group & I only posted two items over there. Not really a fan of facebook, But there is alot of good info to be found on it. Sorry to say I haven't had much other than black n white photos to share. I did find an early Standard Oil/Polarine sign, But its rough...was tin not porcelain. Haven't found much of anything good in awhile now.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 24 2015 04:22 PM

Love that Socony Service sign in that pic!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 29 2015 11:13 AM

Not sure if this pic is authentic or not.
Kinda looks like a modern day museum of sorts.
Posted by: texacokie

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 29 2015 11:43 AM

Yeah I think it is a museum as well. Look at the rust and condition of the pumps.
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 29 2015 12:08 PM

Plus they wouldn't have used the white porcelain tanker letters on the front of the station. IMO, would have been red letters with Texaco stars.
Posted by: petropumps

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 29 2015 02:11 PM

That picture is in one of the earlier books. It is, indeed (or was) an operational station at the time that picture was taken. As I remember it, the old guy had been running it for eons.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 29 2015 03:12 PM

cool classic texaco photo ... cool
Posted by: RDS

Old Fuel Truck - Sat May 09 2015 02:49 PM

I don't where this picture came from but thought someone here might know what year.
Posted by: RDS

Mobil Station around 1967 - Sat May 09 2015 08:54 PM

Dad kickin it back beside the station around 1967. It's blurry but check out the brown uniform.

The orange building behind him is the old ice block house.
Posted by: RDS

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Tue May 12 2015 09:07 PM

This is a better picture of the station.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Wed May 13 2015 04:09 AM

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Posted by: Highway66

Great old pics - Wed May 13 2015 05:15 PM







Posted by: derailer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 15 2015 01:10 PM

both out of los angeles...
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 15 2015 01:16 PM

that union station architecture is awesome! ... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri May 22 2015 11:04 AM

Great pictures of Gulf Bath signs!!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 28 2015 05:20 PM

Wow!! Now there's a dandy!!!
And the pump aint bad either!! wink
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 28 2015 06:24 PM

1939 dodge
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 09 2015 11:31 AM

Great old pic of what I believe is a Texaco stain glass globe in white metal frame.
Please correct me if incorrect.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 09 2015 11:41 AM

A beautiful Cities 60 with a beautiful lady walking by.
And great globes.
Actually cropped this out of the background of another pic that is why it's not the best quality.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 09 2015 11:48 AM

GREAT pic of the spinning Pennzoil sign with really cool curved bonded sign. Would love to see this in person.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 09 2015 11:53 AM

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Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Tue Jun 09 2015 08:18 PM

At the bottom of Page 50, what a sweet photo of a nice Mobil station w/ Peggy and a killer big block Chevrolet El Camino. Doesn't get much better then that!
Mike
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Tue Jun 09 2015 08:24 PM

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Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Thu Jun 11 2015 12:14 PM

Steve, really cool photo! There's enough signs in that one picture to start a killer sign collection...not to single out the 2 double sided Kelly Tires signs.
Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Sat Jun 13 2015 02:03 AM

I have gotten involved lately with the ND Historical society. Here are some photos of stations throughout ND. Enjoy.







Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Sat Jun 13 2015 02:06 AM

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These last two photos are a little near and dear to me. The first one is of the inside of a car/service station from my local home town. The second is one is from the tiny town I grew up in. The store one the right was moved onto our property when I was two years old. The roof collapsed last year due to heavy snow.



Posted by: Nicole

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Sat Jun 13 2015 05:53 AM

Why would the opening for the gas tank be in the VW trunk? (previous page) Or do you think it's just a staged picture with the female gas station attendants? Not that I remember where it was--at the time my Mom's friend had one, my sister and I were small enough that we loved riding in the small space behind the back seats.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Sat Jun 13 2015 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Nicole
Why would the opening for the gas tank be in the VW trunk? (previous page) Or do you think it's just a staged picture with the female gas station attendants? Not that I remember where it was--at the time my Mom's friend had one, my sister and I were small enough that we loved riding in the small space behind the back seats.


That's where they were placed. The funnier thing in the photo is the guy in the back with the radiator can.
( Air Cooled )
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Fri Jun 19 2015 05:23 AM

Great pic of old Associated truck.
And check out the tire mobile to the left there. Crazy! Wonder what became of that contraption.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Fri Jun 19 2015 06:25 AM

Another Associated truck. Is that long sign with the man porcelain? Great pic of door sign.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Mobil Station around 1967 - Fri Jun 19 2015 07:51 AM

Wonder if the driver got ribbed for that truck sign...LOL
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 20 2015 05:48 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 20 2015 06:11 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 20 2015 06:29 AM

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Posted by: 47reo-travis

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 20 2015 10:04 PM

Had this picture given to me by a older individual . I tried to get a clear pic but couldn't. It is a Sinclair station that was and still is the chevy dealer in Fredericktown mo . This was taken in the mid 1930s from what I was told . That's 48" Sinclair oils sign on the right , chevy sign of some sort on the roof and a larger HC on the left. Think of how many little towns in america had these forgotten places . No wonder this stuff still turns up if you think of the decades that have passed and all the other little towns in america that had the same stuff.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 21 2015 06:17 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 21 2015 06:37 AM

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Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 21 2015 02:12 PM

Wisdom, Montana, April 1942. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by John Vachon. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 21 2015 02:14 PM

A crossroads store, bar, "juke joint," and gas station in the cotton plantation area. Melrose, Louisiana, June 1940. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 21 2015 02:15 PM

General view of part of the South Water Street freight depot of the Illinois Central Railroad Chicago, Illinois, May 1943. Reproduction from color slide. Photo by Jack Delano. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 22 2015 06:27 AM

Love the reflection in the window.
Awesome Moxie thermo as well.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jun 24 2015 11:14 AM

Ole Floyd has it going on. 6 Gals for only a buck! Must be some real lookers. laugh

I wonder if he painted over the oil rack sign to make that.
Nice Sinclair Credit sign and great signs in background.
Pic dated 1938
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 03:50 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 09:31 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 11:23 AM

Interesting Conoco sign. Wish pic was better.
Posted by: derailer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 11:45 AM

harbie the seal....
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 12:09 PM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By derailer
harbie the seal....


that looks like harbor blvd ... cool
Posted by: derailer

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 12:24 PM

randy, i found the picture and article on a website.. in the article, it said that harbie could still be found today in a number of places around southern calif... the only i've seen was at your house!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 02:39 PM

A truly great old sign.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 26 2015 03:34 PM

1933
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 27 2015 04:39 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 28 2015 05:21 AM

I sure wish I could get some of these pics bigger and clearer.
Posted by: cancollector

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 29 2015 02:19 AM

Where was the "Irving Auto Co." ??? I have never heard of this company and I can't find any info on Google. Is this an old Irving Gasoline station?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 29 2015 04:57 AM

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Posted by: moore798

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 29 2015 07:00 AM

Steve,Great pics.Why do we like this old stuff?The old advertising was made to stand the test of time and the elements.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 29 2015 07:22 AM

Not sure what brand this is.
Picture was titled, Margaret Callahan 1936. An actress maybe?
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 29 2015 08:15 AM

Bet that jockey wouldnt of believed what that nozzle in his hand would be worth some day.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 30 2015 03:42 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 30 2015 03:43 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 01 2015 03:56 AM

Great Fisk Flange sign.
Again, to bad can't post a little bigger.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 01 2015 09:54 AM

1941
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 01 2015 03:45 PM

Killer photos Steve.
I have no idea where you find all of these, but keep them coming.
What a snapshot in time.
Thanks, Mike
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 02 2015 01:37 AM

Steve, love the Schwing Station. Different connotation today with that word!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 02 2015 03:41 AM

No problem Mike. Sometimes when I first get up in the morning and the brain is not quite up yet, I grab a coffee and just run through some picture archives. Whenever I can find them.
I'm sure a lot of these have been seen by many before, but I like the old pics, so I post some for those who have not seen them.

Yah, Fred, I thought the same thing when I saw that.

Not sure if this ones been posted before. It looks familiar. I just love the color and the Credit sign.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 02 2015 03:44 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 02 2015 03:47 AM

Not the greatest pic, I just loved the Marfax sign with the scroll bracket and star on top. Never seen that before. And the plain jane Texaco seemed interesting.

Anyone have a Shell Aviation Service sign? Gotta be a rare one!
Posted by: BryceG

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jul 13 2015 04:45 PM

Looking at old pictures at work of some of the early tractor models the company produced... and noticed a 'little' something in the background!
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 16 2015 04:23 PM

1967 Chevelle @ PHILLIPS 66 station.
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 16 2015 05:45 PM

396, getting it ready for the Friday street racing scene. Sweet!!
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jul 22 2015 07:54 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 30 2015 03:41 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 30 2015 11:20 AM

I sure wish this was more clear in the area of that sign on the oil tank!!!!
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jul 30 2015 11:23 PM

I imagine it says Texaco Marine Lubricants...
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 31 2015 03:59 AM

Yes, I realize that Nicole, it's just there has been many a conversation about the authenticity of different versions of this sign, and here is an actual picture of one. Although unfortunately, this picture does not have the detail needed to help make any kind of case for the signs.
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 31 2015 03:22 PM

The Equiptment Co. Knoxville, TN...
Posted by: Vernski

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 31 2015 05:31 PM

Those Wayne pump photos from Knoxville, Tenessee are great! But, to me, the pumps look small; could they be scaled down versions for the salesroom? Wouldn't that be fun to find!
Posted by: GILMORE

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 01 2015 01:02 AM

They just look small, compared to the building size/scale. The 60 would fit in the doorway (likely 7')...
Posted by: oldwelder

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 01 2015 07:35 PM

Any idea of date on knoxville pics? Wifes family is from knoxville
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 04 2015 12:09 PM











Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 05 2015 08:43 AM

Kind of interesting on the photo with all the old road signs on the wall, (the one warning of dangerous slow children) that apparently the Automobile Club of Southern California reached far throughout the southwest. The Lincoln Highway sign would have been posted in Nevada near the Utah state line and the sign above and to the right of that would have been hung in southwestern New Mexico. A lot of these would have been tough to read and you'd probably have to stop to read the directional signs.
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 05 2015 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By KS 82 GT
Kind of interesting on the photo with all the old road signs on the wall, (the one warning of dangerous slow children) that apparently the Automobile Club of Southern California reached far throughout the southwest. The Lincoln Highway sign would have been posted in Nevada near the Utah state line and the sign above and to the right of that would have been hung in southwestern New Mexico. A lot of these would have been tough to read and you'd probably have to stop to read the directional signs.


I wonder where they all went! Tough pieces to find that's for sure.
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 06 2015 02:00 AM



One more.
Posted by: henlovestoys

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 06 2015 04:47 PM

Wow! Great pictures, indeed!

I have the "Railroad" marble sign. It is in absolute "mint" condition. Got it from my friend that had it for years!

Hen
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 08 2015 04:45 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Aug 09 2015 05:45 AM

Great picture of Gargoyle Lubester paddle and larger oil cans to the right!!
Posted by: Sunbimmer

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Aug 09 2015 05:54 AM

Great thread, just lost 4 hours smile
Posted by: Highway66

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 26 2015 11:09 PM

Sunset and Polly Gas doesn't get any better than this! smile



Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 16 2015 05:04 PM

1924 Associated Oil Stations in the Manila Philippines area:



(photos from Associated Oil Customer's magazine: "The Record" dated December 1924)
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Sep 16 2015 05:09 PM

New Associated Oil Station at Tenth Street and Mission Street in San Fran; 1924:





(photos from "The Record" dated Nov. 1924)
Posted by: Toys4Fun

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 05 2015 10:06 PM

Some more old local photos from my little town I grew up in. We're is this stuff now?



Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 05 2015 10:13 PM

.. ... cool
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Dec 09 2015 08:03 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 27 2015 06:44 AM

While searching the local library archives, I came across this great pic of some stout Romans. Hopes it's okay, I grabbed pics from globe CD to identify globes in picture.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 27 2015 06:52 AM

Now here's one I have to believe even the oldest collectors have never seen. The pump must be inside the building!!
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Dec 27 2015 11:09 AM

Holy Cow Texaco sure did some of their gas haulers really well. Very nice.
Posted by: Kegley

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 02 2016 07:58 AM

Originally Posted By It's for sale
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I need the red one from the top!!
Very nice!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 07 2016 03:26 AM

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Posted by: pickurt

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 07 2016 08:38 AM

Awesome airplane.


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Kurt
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 07 2016 03:48 PM

The wall mount was a 10 gallon Fleckenstein . yes, Fleckenstein made this one in three versions , a five , a ten and a dual 10 . Fleckenstein was in adrian Michigan
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 22 2016 04:49 PM

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Posted by: BA TRAMP

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 25 2016 07:14 PM

My grandfather's gas station 1938 in Wynot, Nebraska. My grandfather, Bernard A. Tramp, is wearing the service cap with my grandmother next to him.
Posted by: BA TRAMP

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 25 2016 07:16 PM

My grandfather, Bernard A. Tramp, around 1940 with his tanker.
Posted by: BA TRAMP

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 25 2016 07:21 PM

B.A. Tramp Oil from an aerial view early 1950 and ground view of station later in 1954. South Yankton, Nebraska along Highway 81 before crossing the Missouri bridge into Yankton, SD.

You can just make out the Deep Rock sign hanging by the diesel fuel islands to the north of station.

Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 25 2016 10:39 PM

Great pictures Terry,

Do you know if any of the buildings are still standing?
Posted by: BA TRAMP

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 26 2016 07:00 AM

Thank you Nicole but unfortunately not. My grandfather's gas station in S. Yankton was demolished to make room for the new gas station my father built which still remains their today. Our family no longer owns the business. All I have now are the memories and the pictures that I can find.
Posted by: pickurt

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 26 2016 07:17 AM

Great old pictures.

Kurt
Posted by: buzzy56

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 26 2016 09:46 AM

Neat old garage .
Posted by: coheley5

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 26 2016 09:11 PM

Love those old buildings with the great painted signs . With the new digital billboards sign painters have gone like the phone booth .
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 27 2016 11:23 AM

Damn kids broke another globe lens Joe!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 27 2016 11:27 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 27 2016 11:46 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 27 2016 02:58 PM

1936 Fort Peck, Montana
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 27 2016 11:24 PM

Cool pictures I really like the Montana one.
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 28 2016 03:44 AM

Looks like one of the temporary shanty towns that sprung up around Fort Peck during the construction of the Fort Peck dam. I am guessing that because most of the people living there were bachelors, the house with all the clothes lines, was someone who took in laundry. That or someone with a BIG family. When you see a pic like that, you can't help wonder what it was like to live there.
Posted by: JimT

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 28 2016 08:30 AM

I really like that last one Steve. Did you ever see "Skippy"? Talking about his beloved Shanty town.---"Ain't it elegant?"
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jan 28 2016 02:23 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 29 2016 09:03 AM

Wow!! Anyone have a Pure sign like that in their yard?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 29 2016 11:18 AM

.. ... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 09 2016 03:18 AM

What's with the miniature main sign??
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 09 2016 06:06 AM

Zoning/aesthetic requirements for the town? Do you know where it is?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 09 2016 05:10 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 11 2016 05:10 PM

Here's something you don't see often. A radiator cover in action.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Feb 14 2016 09:03 AM

This is just bada$$. Had to post!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 15 2016 05:26 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 16 2016 03:37 AM

Some of you may have some of these cans.
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 16 2016 08:56 PM

Great picture of the Buick, Had some of those years, and wish I still did.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 18 2016 04:10 PM

Any idea what this is all about?
Posted by: Smoketree

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 18 2016 07:35 PM

Cape to Cairo road in Africa.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_to_Cairo_Road
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 18 2016 07:57 PM

Looks to be a gas station along the Great North Road that ran from Cape Town to Cairo, somewhere between the towns of Kasame and Livingston in Zambia. Before the time of more modern mileage signs no doubt, for just a tourist/traveler interest as we have/had in the U.S.

Unusual gas pumps or lubsters (back when cars went through a lot of oil, dripping behind them on the road?). I don't know of course because I have misplaced my pump book.

Whoops! Smoketree beat me to it!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 19 2016 03:24 AM

I guess I should have been more specific. What's with the "Pegasus"? An early African Mobil station? grin
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 19 2016 05:52 AM

The pumps are French manufactured Satam's . I'll assume Pegasus was Mobil Oil LTD ........................
Posted by: Martin from OZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 20 2016 03:43 AM

Steve... that's here in outback Australia. .. Chariot pump
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 23 2016 10:37 PM

Marietta,OH.... Spur Station
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 24 2016 02:31 PM

Check out the hood ornament!!! Lubester paddle?
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 23 2016 09:41 AM

not much choice between brand & grade .. ... cool
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 30 2016 02:45 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 02 2016 03:22 AM

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Posted by: vwbusjukie

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 02 2016 06:21 AM

Here are a couple of old photos near where I live





Posted by: keithia

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu May 05 2016 09:44 PM

Here is an old Paraland station in Denison, Iowa.
Posted by: Nucky

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon May 16 2016 03:15 PM

Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat May 28 2016 03:28 AM

The holy grail of Richfield signs!
Would love to have seen this lit up at night!
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 02 2016 06:48 PM

First time I've seen a Sunoco pump on a boat dock. Interesting, premixed??
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Jun 02 2016 08:03 PM

For a two stroke engine?
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 03 2016 08:28 AM

Looks to be behind a Studebaker dealership, 1963 Hawk is latest
Posted by: NvrDun

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jun 03 2016 11:32 AM

Nice international trucks sign to the right on the ground also
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 18 2016 06:03 PM

Not necessarily an old pic, but a cool one.
Posted by: Gasman84470

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jun 18 2016 06:12 PM

With the value of Eco air pumps that may not be good enough security! LOL
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 20 2016 08:24 PM

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Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 28 2016 08:26 PM

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Posted by: johnnytoys

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jul 15 2016 06:25 PM

good times looks like a pieceful place
Posted by: pipes

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jul 25 2016 09:17 PM

Here are some new local to me pictures i have found in the last few weeks.


Spur station, Laurium michigan


Public Oil Company Diamond T truck in front of the white house inn, Mohawk Michigan. Sinclair distributor.


Standard station, Lake Linden michigan. Now "mortys" gas station.


In front of the Sinclair station, Mohawk Michigan



Inside the Sinclair station, Mohawk Michigan
Posted by: eshaver

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jul 25 2016 09:31 PM

Great pictures !!!!
Posted by: Keystone Gas Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 16 2016 10:08 AM

Elizabeth,WV
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 16 2016 06:41 PM

Mobiloil cabinet in the background.
Posted by: BrianH

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 23 2016 08:55 PM

Here is a really cool old pic I bought at a roadside junk store over the weekend. I have no idea where this station is, but the plates on the car are 1935 Illinois plates. I thought the pagoda gas station design was cool and the three Texaco visibles in the background look awesome. Nice porcelain thermometer and public telephone signs too! If anyone knows what type of car this is, who this guy might be or where this station was located I'd love to get more info. This car is totally decked out - I think he added every add-on available from the dealer!

BrianH
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Aug 23 2016 10:57 PM

Holy moly--Is that a cow catcher in the front? What ever he hits, that bar will keep it there for sure.

I see the lion in the background--maybe a station in Hong Kong? I was 10 when we stopped by Hong Kong as part of a round the world trip. Those temples with the pagoda roofs and so many lions were one of the few things I remember about it. The one in my post is metal while the one at the gas station appears to be concrete or stone.

Hong Kong was still a British colony back then...

Or it could be a gas station in a China Town in some U.S. city.

Is the photo in a frame or holder of some kind? The info may be written on the back, but first make sure the photo is not stuck in the holder. Carefully try to peel a corner. If the photo is leaving stuff behind, stop and just enjoy it as is.
Posted by: BrianH

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 24 2016 07:36 AM

Hi Nicole,
I was thinking the Chinatown district in Chicago when I first saw this photo. However, there were several other pagoda-style stations built in other places so I don't know. I put the pic in the frame. There was no info written on the back of the photo unfortunately.

BrianH
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Aug 24 2016 02:28 PM

The car is a circa 1933 Auburn , highly customized.
Looks like he ran out of accessories to add on.
Maybe the founder of JC Whitney? lol
Be interesting to know the background.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 23 2016 02:35 PM

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Posted by: chevyll

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 23 2016 08:25 PM

NEAT PENNZOIL SIGN
Posted by: Dave's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Nov 23 2016 11:04 PM

Wonder, what those curb signs are. Signs look to be identical on both. Second one is on the Island by the pumps between the cars.
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2016 12:48 AM

Originally Posted By Dave's Garage
Wonder, what those curb signs are. Signs look to be identical on both. Second one is on the Island by the pumps between the cars.


curb signs appear too have a propeller at base of signs with wings above that? maybe Johnson? .. ... cool
Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2016 09:17 AM

I love those late 20's and early 30's cars. When I was a kid growing up on the farm, my Dad had a 31 beat-up Buick that he hauled bags of feed in & on the outside front fenders! One time he took the back seat out and hauled calves to market!
Posted by: LOWright

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Nov 24 2016 02:50 PM

That station was only a few miles from my shop, in Louisville....
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 09 2016 07:58 AM

Anyone hear of a station called Benzol Gas?
Across from the entrance of Coney Island in Cincinnati,OH 04/26/1927
Posted by: Dave Rowlison

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Dec 09 2016 10:39 AM


From a January 1961 Michigan Gasoline Dealer News.

Dave
Posted by: rustynuts

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 03 2017 03:15 PM

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Posted by: Savinsam

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 03 2017 06:44 PM

Halsteins Garage, late 1920's, Portersville, Pa. Not sure what the dark spots are in the driveway - from horse or car!
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Jan 04 2017 10:05 AM

Gas and a shave? Maybe dentist?
20's Overland I think.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 08 2017 06:41 PM

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Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

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Posted by: buzzy56

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jan 10 2017 08:58 AM

Nice pictures of stations that I have not seen before , and I have thousands saved . Thanks for posting .
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 01:37 PM

Utah has a great history of filling stations in the first part of the 20th century . Here is a few pictures of some of them , please note the second picture the pump on the right is the Wayne model 490 , wouldn't we all love to have that one . Also there are two globes I have not seen before in real life one is a Wasatch globe that looks like it has a bow and arrow on it when I blow up the picture , the other is at a Vico station and says Super Gasoline. And check out the cool Vico Neon sign . The picture quality could have been a lot better if I new what I was doing , I could not figure out how to resize them from a C.D. Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 01:38 PM

More Pictures
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 01:40 PM

4 more
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 01:42 PM

Last 4
Posted by: buzzy56

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 03:14 PM

Great pictures thanks for posting.
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Jan 20 2017 03:21 PM

Sure happy to do it , I just wish I new how to do the picture stuff better , they are so much more clear when I have them on my computer screen . Oh well I will figure it out someday .
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2017 09:47 AM

How about this a couple of abandoned Wayne 50s back in the day, with globes.
Posted by: bsplichal95

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 21 2017 08:38 PM

Man oh man, those Wayne 50's are a beautiful sight!
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 22 2017 10:15 AM

Gene Here is a blowup of the car . I hope this helps identify the year of that car , The license plates are 1935 on all of the cars . Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 22 2017 03:28 PM

I am lucky to have hundreds of original photos of Utah oil gas stations taken here in Utah and Idaho , so I will post them from time to time . Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 22 2017 03:30 PM

Four more
Posted by: imback

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 23 2017 07:42 AM

Yes Peter, that did it. It is a 1935 Buick Cabriolet. They made 3 models with the suicide doors. Total of all 3, only 291 made. 1 with conventional doors. 933 made. This is the car I wish I could afford. Thank You so much Peter, Gene
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jan 23 2017 05:02 PM

Happy to help Gene . I never would have noticed that car if you hadn't have asked but it is a really cool looking automobile. Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2017 01:13 PM

This is a little different but I think they are interesting . Pictures of Utah oil Refining company bulk oil plants way back when . Have a good weekend everyone. Peter
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2017 03:16 PM

peter do you have any pictures that show a good image of the globes being used on any other photo's? thx
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2017 04:16 PM

At the present time I really don't have a good way to reproduce good pictures , the ones that I post are taken by my 12 year old camera of original photos that I have . The originals are high quality but that gets lost when I do it this way . I need to get a scanner and figure out how to resize them . Keep in mind I am a old contractor and not very good at this . I have a large collection of these original photos , which came out of the Patrick Shimmon collection years ago when he passed away . They are Vico Utoco stations from Utah and Idaho taken by the company photographer . here are some more pictures. The globes are different Pep 88 and Utoco globes. I will try to get better quality photos posted in the future . Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Jan 28 2017 04:17 PM

four more
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jan 29 2017 07:35 PM

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Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Feb 01 2017 09:45 PM

Peter,

If you get a scanner, most scanners let you scan at a smaller size.

Your photos are really good though for detail. If you want to figure out about squaring them better, keep in mind that the larger side of the resulting image is what the camera is closest to. In other words you are not holding your camera parallel to what you are photographing.

You should be able to see it through the view finder. If the top of the old photo looks smaller than the bottom, it means that the camera is closer to that side. You need to get above the center of the photograph to level it out. A tripod can help you with this. You can see that the lens is parallel by stepping back from your set up before you take the overhead photo. And you should see the same in the viewfinder or screen. Same goes for one side bigger than the other. Your camera is more to one side than centered.

To help explain what is happening: When I take a photo of one of my paintings, I lean the painting on the wall of my porch out of the sun, so I get the light reflected from the sky. When I see in my viewfinder that the top is bigger than the bottom, I know I have to lean the picture even more so the top recedes. That or I have to move the camera lower so it's 'closer' to the middle of the painting and not the top.

Anyway nice photo reproductions!
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Feb 02 2017 03:13 PM

Thanks Nicole , I will follow your instructions next time , and I want to get a more up to date camera . Have a good day . Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 18 2017 11:07 AM

Here are some more pictures of Vico Utoco gas stations that were here in Utah and Idaho . Hope you guys like them . Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Feb 18 2017 11:09 AM

4 more
Posted by: Craig Osbeck

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 20 2017 08:24 AM

Great pictures
Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Feb 24 2017 12:37 PM

.. ... cool
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Feb 27 2017 08:22 AM

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Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 28 2017 06:27 AM

Newbie here so let's see how this goes
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Feb 28 2017 04:03 PM

Another
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 01 2017 05:27 PM

Victory Girls

And who is the masked fella lurking in the bottom picture ?
Posted by: 67Chev4X4

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 02 2017 02:35 AM

The masked man was the Cisco Kid. I would go to the Saturday morning movies serials in the 40's and early 50's. Must have been a promotion of some sort at the station, Mitch
Posted by: Hardy's Garage

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 02 2017 07:04 AM

To the best of my memory the Cisco kid did not wear a mask and I thing he wore a more traditional sombrero. Won't be the first time I have been wrong.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 02 2017 07:12 AM

Zorro maybe? and I assume yea it was a Phillips 76 promotion. But can you imagine a character like that stepping out fro behind a gas pump like that today... He'd probably get shot
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 02 2017 07:29 AM

another GOP from MrEarl

Two of my favs, Buicks and Gas and Oil
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 03 2017 07:04 AM

Wowweee
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:24 AM

and
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:27 AM

and
Posted by: trifiver

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 05 2017 11:32 AM

Great Pictures

thanks for posting them



Sid
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 06 2017 07:20 AM

Thanks trifiver ! I enjoyed perusing all the one everyone else posted so thought only right to contribute. Hopefully I don't repeat any but it's a bit hard to remember them all an not.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 06 2017 07:24 AM

And
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 06 2017 04:36 PM

Here is some more. Thanks Peter
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 06 2017 04:38 PM

and more
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 07 2017 07:02 AM

Great pictures WasatchMan. Have you considered purchasing a scanner? They can be bought for around $100 and could be used for lots other purposes such as copying and storing important document etc. either way, appreciate your sharing the great photos
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 07 2017 07:06 AM

and
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Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 08 2017 12:02 PM

And
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 08 2017 12:37 PM

These are great pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 08 2017 01:24 PM

Thanks hotrodfun1
Another of the hotrod above, in color this time
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Mar 08 2017 03:07 PM

Thanks again. That is super cool in color.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:17 AM

And a tribute to those who use to provide "Service With a Smile"
Note how proud they all look.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:22 AM

and
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:26 AM

and
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Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:32 AM

and don't forget the ladies
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 08:38 AM

A couple more hard tails
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 09 2017 09:09 AM

and one of my favorites, a distinguished gentleman.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 10 2017 07:32 AM

and another hotrod
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 10 2017 07:47 AM

and kids...
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Mar 11 2017 08:39 AM

and Sinclair, my favorite
Posted by: Nicole

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Mar 13 2017 10:15 PM

Nice photos!
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 23 2017 08:13 AM

More pictures
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Mar 23 2017 08:15 AM

4 more.
Posted by: MATT ALVAREZ

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Mar 24 2017 10:32 PM

A few Shell shots





Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 26 2017 08:19 AM

Great pictures Matt and WasatchMan, thanks for making my morning.
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 26 2017 02:11 PM

I like Airplanes; so a couple of my favorite photos:

1927 Standard Oil of California:

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1929 Humble Oil Company:

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Gilmore, of course:

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 26 2017 02:46 PM

1929 Miss Veedol engine maint. during Endurance Record in Houston, TX:

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1931 Miss Veedol crash landing in Wenatchee WA after setting a new Trans-Pacific Record flight:

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Later in 1931 Miss Veedol in Russia during Around the World Record Flight:

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Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Mar 26 2017 02:48 PM

Lastly; 1929 Vico "Airplane Service" Station in Salt Lake City:

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Mar 28 2017 09:49 AM

.. ... cool
Posted by: Cold Pizza

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 08 2017 12:13 PM

It's just not a station without Cold cuts,8 tracks & Fireworks. wink
Posted by: RedHat

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 08 2017 03:00 PM

Incredible thread...whole lotta glimpses of a much simpler time
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 08 2017 03:52 PM

I second that. My kind of hang out. Great postcard!
Posted by: jack65

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 13 2017 05:53 PM

lovely stuff!
Posted by: Bob Richards

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 13 2017 07:32 PM

Just ran across this image:

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1957 Monza Italy; Tony Bettenhausen sets World Speed Record of 177.038 MPH average for a lap on a High Bank enclosed Track... Of course he could "fly"; look at those great Flying A Service decals all over his car!!!!
Posted by: imp454ala

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 22 2017 12:12 AM

one more,
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 22 2017 08:56 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Wed Apr 26 2017 03:28 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 27 2017 03:26 AM

Great Signage on Truck!!!! Sure wish the picture was better!
Posted by: pickurt

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 27 2017 09:55 AM

Enjoying the pictures people. Nice!!

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Posted by: Rsljr1

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Apr 27 2017 11:14 PM

Driving past the Shell Station in 1940, 16th Street and Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona. You're driving west.
Posted by: KS 82 GT

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Apr 28 2017 08:17 AM

Wow! I know the focus is supposed to be on the station, but that's now the middle of the Phoenix Metro. I wonder if there's anything out of that picture that still exists.
Posted by: MrEarl

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Apr 29 2017 08:09 AM

Any chance of making this thread a sticky?
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue May 02 2017 03:48 AM

Wow, quite a ride this guy has for himself. Looks like it was some pretty good times for him. Let's say he's got himself some Hollywood style dame taking the picture of himself too.
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Jun 04 2017 06:06 AM

The changing of the bulb!
Posted by: hotrodfun1

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 05 2017 02:18 AM

Great pictures I like the shell one only because I have that sign pole one I have not seen in many pictures.
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Jun 05 2017 12:39 PM

4 million views
cool
Posted by: MetroPetro

Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Jun 13 2017 08:53 PM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Aug 26 2017 03:15 AM

I thought this was a little funny/interesting.
(far left) Looks like the bottle rack is heading out to pasture!!
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 31 2017 08:49 AM

These may have been posted before? Those that didn't view them may enjoy them.
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Aug 31 2017 08:51 AM

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Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Sep 18 2017 03:09 AM

Thought this was cool!
Posted by: minuteman

Re: Great Old Pics - Thu Sep 21 2017 01:43 AM

Kelly tire signs
Posted by: Big Block Cat

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 23 2017 12:23 PM

Originally Posted By minuteman
Kelly tire signs


That's Auburn, CA. Photo was taken from about the middle of what is now interstate 80, pointed building (old fire house) in the center of the photo was move back one block when they constructed the interstate. I've seen that photo before and it gives me hope that one of those Kelly tire signs will show up in my neighborhood one day. smile
Posted by: 1965CHPCSP

Re: Great Old Pics - Sat Sep 23 2017 10:39 PM

That is one of the coolest pictures taken. Thanks for sharing. đź‘Ť
Posted by: Steven C.

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Oct 01 2017 07:07 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Tue Oct 10 2017 03:31 AM

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Posted by: advertologist

Re: Great Old Pics - Mon Oct 23 2017 05:24 AM

associated station .. ... cool
Posted by: It's for sale

Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 03 2017 09:06 AM

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Re: Great Old Pics - Fri Nov 03 2017 11:02 AM

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Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 19 2017 03:39 PM

Some old magazine advertisements from 1927 to 1929
Posted by: Wasatch Man

Re: Great Old Pics - Sun Nov 19 2017 03:44 PM

4 more