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Steve Moskowitz

More Old Gas Station Pictures!

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It's interesting to note the one station in the '30's is selling gasoline with the 10 percent ethanol mix! Everyone thinks that's a new idea! Sorta like unleaded gas,which has been around forever! Apparently the "corn alcohol" mix didn't work so well as it eventually went by the wayside:maybe we should learn from other's mistakes!

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I wonder what happened to the B17 I never tire looking at old cars and gaspumps. Does any one know what kind of pumps the ethanol pumps are?

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Loving those photos.

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Thanks for the link to the great photos. I don't think this was called a rat rod back then.... :D

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Here is one I came across on the web not to long ago.

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I wonder what happened to the B17 I never tire looking at old cars and gaspumps. Does any one know what kind of pumps the ethanol pumps are?

hi, the bomber is still there, in the south portland, oregon area, i was there about a year ago, delivering some freight about one mile away, a fellow pontiac club member picked me up, and we went to have breakfast in the bomber diner located behind the bomber gas station. the bomber was under going a restoration then. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

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Look carefully at this photo. The Chrysler/Plymouth sign is obvious. If you look very carefully there is an International (trucks) sign in the plate glass winhdow to the left of the photo. Finally, unless I'm mistaken, I believe that the sign on the overhang reads "The 1937 Terraplane is Here". An interesting combination of franchises!

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Nice pictures and lots of fun to see, thanks.

However, we can't always believe what we see, as illustrated by picture 29. It's a picture of a 1934 Ford Victoria at an Esso station getting a service interview and a trunk full of fuel!

Notice the guy at the back of the car doing the fueling? He's pumping gas into the trunk.

The Vicky is the only 1934 Ford with an in the body trunk, and the fuel filler neck in on the left side of the car, like all 34 Fords.

It got me wondering if the Vicky was different so I wrote a buddy with a Vicky to confirm it, Yep, left side filler neck. (Did you know that the 34 Vicky is the only 34 Ford that the body has to be lifted to remove the gas tank?) That's what made me check out this photo which I believe was staged. Also notice the 34 didn't stop as quickly as the vehicle that had been in front of him. I hope the driver was making brake adjustment appointment.

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Probably because gas stations were so very common, some chose to hire architects to create distinctive designs for them. Some of you might enjoy looking at "Top 15 Modernist gas stations".

Top 15 modernist gas stations

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This pic appeared on the CLC Forum today:

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Any idea where it was taken. No real reason, but I am guessing Detroit? Oops, just noticed the Nebraska Historical Society copyright. So, perhaps Omaha?

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This pic appeared on the CLC Forum today:

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Any idea where it was taken. No real reason, but I am guessing Detroit? Oops, just noticed the Nebraska Historical Society copyright. So, perhaps Omaha?

My question is: What kind of gas pumps are these?

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This pic appeared on the CLC Forum today:

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Any idea where it was taken. No real reason, but I am guessing Detroit? Oops, just noticed the Nebraska Historical Society copyright. So, perhaps Omaha?

Lincoln, NE. April 11, 1933.

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This pic appeared on the CLC Forum today:

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Any idea where it was taken. No real reason, but I am guessing Detroit? Oops, just noticed the Nebraska Historical Society copyright. So, perhaps Omaha?

I think this was taken in Lincoln, Ne.

Glad this was posted. Ethanol wasn't supported by FDR like it should have been. Think where we would be now.

Rod van Pelt

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Lincoln, NE. April 11, 1933.

What am I missing? How is it that you are able to state with precision both the location and date?

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What am I missing? How is it that you are able to state with precision both the location and date?

If you'll look, that's the title of the thread I posted on the "what is it? forum regarding this photo. The date and place came from a news article on ethanol fuels that had the photo in it.:)

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It also appears that the photo has this date in the lower left hand corner? --Bob

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As sad as it is, here's the best I can offer, Seattle WA, 1956. I only have it because it has one of our billboards behind it :)

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This is the gas station in New York Where Bruno Hauptman bought gas. The suspicious attendant noticing the bills looked funny led to the police tracing the tags to his home and arresting him for the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby

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It also appears that the photo has this date in the lower left hand corner? --Bob

Youse guys must be a heck of a lot younger than me? While I do see something in the lower left corner, I do not see a 4/11/33 date. I'll have to take your word for it.

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