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History Images of vintage gas stations ~ pre 65

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  1. Bandit Billy
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    Gas station trivia question, what does this Petroleum Transfer Engineer from page 1...

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    ...have in common with King Henry VIII's suit of armor on display at the Tower of London?
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    I don't have an answer, just trying to get a rise out of ya. Merry Christmas HAMBers.
     
  2. Stogy
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    Both no doubt passed gas in uniform...:D...or perhaps Henry was reincarnated and became a Petroleum Transfer Engineer...

    Petroleum Transfer Engineer thats a real fancy description adding class to a position I had for several years.

    Merry Christmas...Bandit
     
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  3. DDDenny
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    Looks like O'enery got a rise out of you!
     
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    From the look of the neon on the horses legs and the wagon wheels I'm a guessing the sign was heading for a fire, galloping horses and spinning wheels. What a sight to behold at night! Servicar, looks to be a cigarette machine, Olds rag top, fire wagon, and the signs, wow! Anybody know where this is or was?

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    Full Service

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    Credit to Photographers,
    Owners
     
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    Center Street and Mentor Ave Mentor Ohio
     
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    Flying Saucer Gas Station, Ashtabula, Ohio
     
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  14. Gary Reynolds
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    I've looked for YEARS for a picture of my Grandfathers Chevron Station in Scappoose Oregon. It was built in the late 30's, was there until at least the late 50's. I played there as a child. He also had tourist cabins for rent right behind the station, and next to their house. I think the house is still there, it was an antique store last I saw. It was on the highway on the south side of town.
    If ANY of you have anything that even MIGHT be this, PLEASE, PLEASE post them!
    Thanks!
     
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  15. five-oh
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    This little station is known as The RoundTop Filling Station. If I remember right it was built in the mid 1930s...it's been restored and is becoming a police substation.
     
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  16. Stogy
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    And this one is a bit close to my heart. This little country store/gas station has been here since the 40s and this old lion sign has proudly stood for as long as I can remember, telling me I was almost home. Sadly, the greedy witch that bought the old store recently decided she would sell the sign and it was ripped up and carried off for some collector a week or two ago. If I could've afforded it, I'd have bought it with the stipulation that it stay with the store where it belonged. But I couldn't...and it didn't.
     
  18. DDDenny
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    Penny for your thoughts Bunky
     
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  19. Stogy
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    Happy Customer will definitely return...;)
     
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  20. DDDenny
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    Gary
    Old, old family friends are Scappoosites, wish I could say I had a chance of finding this for you but since both my brother and his old Scappoose pal died the other family members moved away and I haven't been in contact for many years.
     
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  22. Oldbill51
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    The wife and I stopped in here for a quick picture last fall. The old station is located on M-19 a couple miles south of Sandusky Michigan, in Watertown. The long time owner who bought the store from his grandfather is in the background. He said he is restoring and plans to re-open as a display of history and gun works. After I got home he sent me a PM, turns out he is a HAMB member and he saw my tag topper as we were leaving. His logon is gas & guns. IMG_20160806_134804836.jpg
     
  23. Stogy
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    Gary what was the name of Grandpa's garage and what was the intersection?
     
  24. Johnny99
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    Morning,
    Hope this on survived. What a neat building.

    gas station.jpg gas station 1.jpg
     
  25. DDDenny
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    Ya just never know, right.
    That's what I love about this place!
     
  26. Gary Reynolds
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    It was likely Heins Chevron and Cabins, but I do not know for sure. Most everyone that was around then is deceased.
    It was on Hwy 30 between the gravel pit ( to the south) and Novack's Store ( to the north ). That;s how long ago it was. That was the location people used!The Heins were fairly well known, I still have some relatives there. My brother has a billion color slides, some of which I know include the station, but he's not inclined to look through them I don't blame him, he's having fun with his Grandkids! None of the pics are older than the early 50's though.
    No intersection ( LOL, there weren't many in town then), most everything was along the highway (30). I just ask on the very off chance it might turn up! Thanks!
     
  27. DDDenny
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    Gary
    Does the name Tarbell sound familiar, as in Tarbell road.
    BTW, back in the 80's I was buying some repop parts from a guy in the small community of Warren just north of Scappoose.
     
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  28. Stogy
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    I will snoop around...I am looking at lots of station pics for this thread and have found many interesting shots. Those I recently posted are Portland specific and quite hi-res. It really helps to have specific info to use. It is even more interesting to find a modded cars in the scenes. I pumped gas as a teen but didn't share the uniformed career person look most of these as Bandit put it Petroleum Transfer Engineer did...Lots of pride in Jobs back in the day that has been lost today...Thank you for the added info Gary.
     
  29. Stogy
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    I got a little chuckle...If you look closely in the second pic the Older Fellow is got that ole familiar stance as is the first pic. Its that at ease look or is that the King Henry look...:D
     
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  30. Gary Reynolds
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    Nope. Not offhand.
    You probably recall my late cousin (married to a Hein ) LONGTIME Woodburn racer Marv Buchanan, headed Team Woodburn the year for years, WON A WALLY, which very few bracket racers ever did! Started out watching at the Scappoose drags as a kid, raced an Anglia in Gas in the 70's ( The Grape Ape), then this Nova,
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    Marv was a REAL RACER, never ran a box, no electronics at all, yet whipped those that did regularly. He didn't even run a trans brake! This is through the 90's!!!! He and his wife owned the Pizza Vendor there. A great guy, and, as I said, a REAL drag racer for over 30 years! Everyone knew him, our own Marty Strode knew him too, as did most NW racers. He was also good pals with Del Worsham and family.
     

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