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On 9/20/2018 at 1:03 PM, 91vert said:

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Must have been a standard format:  Sinclair station in central Texas from the late 50's exactly the same, now a tire/front end/alignment shop...some remodeling:sinclair.thumb.jpg.4e0593c4bc58e018566c41c7956a5391.jpg

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1 hour ago, old-tank said:

Must have been a standard format:  Sinclair station in central Texas from the late 50's exactly the same, now a tire/front end/alignment shop...some remodeling:sinclair.thumb.jpg.4e0593c4bc58e018566c41c7956a5391.jpg

 

 

You are right, they do look similar.

Looks like they closed in the area where the pumps were as well as closing in the outside doors to the washrooms, leaving the windows.

 

Cal.

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7 hours ago, 91vert said:

 

 

You are right, they do look similar.

Looks like they closed in the area where the pumps were as well as closing in the outside doors to the washrooms, leaving the windows.

 

Cal.

Hmmmm?  The widows that were over the restrooms are much closer together in the "updated picture.   There are two large plate glass windows in the original; only one in the updated picture.

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Love the picture.

Brings back memories of filling up with my grandfather and sitting on the front seat arm rest going to the cottages. 

 

Sad to think those Gas Pump Attendant jobs are all but gone. I don't know if one made a living doing it but I had friends while at school working at stations for part time work / money.

Progress I guess? Today it's the fast food jobs for school kids...

 

Somewhat like when I was in college and computers were becoming part of the teaching cirriculum and before the micro chip. Then one could learn to be a Key Punch Operator making those hard paper cards writing programs...

Think Cobalt and Fortran.

 

Yikes! I just dated myself!😲

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On our way home from Brookfield, WI in July of 2017. Somewhere in Indiana.

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Notice recently broken Mobilgas Special pump light glass. It was a shame.

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Stenographer-typist-billing clerk Glenda Buick is operating a Burroughs Sensimatic Accounting Machine that recorded transactions on punch cards

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