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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707102
Thu Mar 29 2018 05:33 PM
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Kesar , the very 1st photo was used in a calendar I saw years back that was handed out via an Amoco jobber . That station was said to have been the 1st Lord Baltimore filling station Lewis Blaustien erected in Washington DC .


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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: eshaver] #707105
Thu Mar 29 2018 05:44 PM
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Thanks for the information eshaver, very interesting.
And I appreciate all the other kind comments.
I wish the pictures were a little better quality.
It's still fun to zoom in on the details and really see what's there.
I'd still like to know the difference between the bigger, fatter pumps and the thin pumps.

Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707107
Thu Mar 29 2018 06:30 PM
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The difference in the pumps you are questioning is the taller thin one is newer than the beefier ones. The thin one is what we call a "visible" Because the gas in pumped up in the glass cylinder were it can be seen before it is gravity fed into the car. These are 1920s pumps and still used into the 1950s in some rural areas. The beefy pumps are from the teens and early 20s. the gas was hand pump into the car with out being able to see it. The one in the middle has a "visible" attachment so the gas can be seen. These came out later and were available to convert an existing non-visible pump instead of buying a new one.


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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707151
Fri Mar 30 2018 12:03 PM
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Thanks for posting, really enjoyed seeing those pictures.


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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707156
Fri Mar 30 2018 01:40 PM
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I'm still going through old family pictures and here's another one.
It's in Absecon New Jersey, which along with Pleasantville, is very near Atlantic City.
It says on the back, Absecon Blvd. 1926 / 1927.
I enlarged some sections.
How common, (or uncommon), was the pole sign?
Are many still around?

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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707157
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Here's a resize of a picture I posted earlier, that speedracer mentioned, with another version of that sign.

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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707316
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Great pictures thanks for sharing!


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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707399
Mon Apr 02 2018 09:17 PM
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Any addresses on the back of the Wash D.C. station photos? It would be cool to see what's there now. I am familiar with the key bridge.

I used to bike across Key Bridge as a teenager en route from Bethesda MD to Arlington, VA. Kids had a lot of freedom back in the mid 70's.

Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707409
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No addresses on the back. I went on google maps and "drove" around Canal Rd. and M St. and there is an Exxon station in the vicinity.
I'm not sure if it's in the same spot as the Amoco station was.
I had to chuckle because Google maps has the Exorcist Steps listed about half a block from the Exxon.
Back in the day I remember when out of town visitors came to Washington, the steps were a place many wanted to see.
I was born in Washington, but I'm a Prince Georges County boy.
My Grandfather worked for Gulf also.
Here's a picture of my Mom with his work car.
Probably from the early 30s.

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Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707450
Tue Apr 03 2018 08:01 PM
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Oooh, I forgot about those steps. You can 'go' there via Google Earth, just type in Exorcist Steps.

Bob and I lived in apartment in Temple Hills when we were first married, but moved south where we could better afford to have a house. I worked in Upper Marlboro, and Bob in Clinton.

Lovely photo of your Mom...so OldGas Question: is the decal they would put on cars like this identical to decals on the pumps. I'm thinking yes...

Re: Early Amoco Filling Station pictures [Re: Kezar Kid] #707558
Thu Apr 05 2018 08:16 PM
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...great photo...I have one like it, with a Gulf employee standing next to his automobile...however, Gulf did not use these decals on their pumps...

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Looking for better Gulf items: signs, globes, cans and paper - especially porcelain Gulf flanges, and Gulf A-38 & A-62 ad glass...
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