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Early Amoco Filling Station pictures
#707034 Wed Mar 28 2018 06:37 PM
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My Grandfather worked for Amoco for a while helping set up new stations or modifying existing stations. These are pictures he had.
The first set come from Washington D.C.
I don't know much at all about petroliana, but I thought members here would enjoy the pictures.
I'm guessing these are from the early 1920s, does that sound about right?

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Kezar Kid #707035 Wed Mar 28 2018 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Kezar Kid
I'm guessing these are from the early 1920s, does that sound about right?


you are right on ! ! ! .. ... cool


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Thanks advertologist. Here's a few more.

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Thanks for posting the pictures!


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Kezar Kid #707041 Wed Mar 28 2018 07:55 PM
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Great photos! Thank you.

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some elaborate stations in the 20's .. ... cool


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Thank you for sharing your photos, I enjoyed looking at them.


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Those are great photos, thanks for sharing.

I especially like the 4th picture. I love how they incorporated a globe lens into their sign(s).

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Here's a few more from Atlantic City NJ.

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One from Pleasantville NJ.

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Awesome!


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Thank You!

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Kezar Kid #707072 Thu Mar 29 2018 06:31 AM
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I said I don't know much about old gas stations, and I'm surprised how many pumps some of those stations have.
I would have guessed a station may have 2 or 3 pumps.
In the 3rd picture of the Key Bridge Garage, all 3 pumps you can see are different.
Are they pumping different grades of gas? The fist pump is thin, while the next two are much beefier.
I was born in Washington D.C. Key Bridge is just below Georgetown University and crosses the Potomac into Rosslyn Va.

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Thanks for posting the photos. We love to see the old gas stations with all the details of how they really were back then. A couple of those buildings were architecturally impressive.


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Thanks for taking your time to share these nifty family photos with us, Jeff. Very nice of you. John

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