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#695052 - Thu Sep 21 2017 02:05 PM Old photo has me puzzled!
Savinsam Online   content
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Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
This old photo is in our local town historical society. Actual photo is much larger showing the name of the town drug store in late 1880's- early 1900's. What really puzzles me is the sign outside the storefront that says "76 Gas". What could this possibly mean? If there were autos in that little town way back then, I would be highly surprised. If so, that surely would not be the price. And we know that Union 76 Gas was not around this area of Western Pa. Anyone have any good guesses?


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#695056 - Thu Sep 21 2017 02:17 PM Re: Old photo has me puzzled! [Re: Savinsam]
Cold Pizza Online   content
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
I see a P H behind that sign,might be PHILLIPS behind there.
Phillips 66 company bought out Union oil Co,which marketed '76 Gasoline.When?,I don't know.
Could this have been taken as that buy out had just taken place,thus a Phillips station now advertising Unions 76 gasoline?..Or did that PH just stand for PHARMACY?
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#695079 - Thu Sep 21 2017 03:32 PM Re: Old photo has me puzzled! [Re: Savinsam]
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Registered: Thu Nov 15 2007
Loc: Lake of the Ozarks, MO
My guess would be the '76 Gasoline' grade/brand of Waverly Oil out of Pittsburgh...

I've seen some pics with Waverly advertising along with the gasoline, but couldn't locate them. I did find this postcard of downtown Mercer, PA, with 76 advertising...



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#695086 - Thu Sep 21 2017 04:20 PM Re: Old photo has me puzzled! [Re: GILMORE]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Gilmore, now that makes sense. Our town is about 25 miles from Mercer on the same U.S. Route 19. Thanks.

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#695087 - Thu Sep 21 2017 04:22 PM Re: Old photo has me puzzled! [Re: GILMORE]
Savinsam Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
Cold Pizza, the PH was the beginning of the word PHARMACY. This shows up in other photos. Thanks!

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