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History Images of vintage gas stations ~ pre 65

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  1. Don’t get better than this.....
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  2. Elcohaulic
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    Funny, the Gluf station we used to hang out at on Baum blvd. in Pittsburgh was one of the first gas stations in the country..

    Site of First Gas Station
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    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    A historical marker stands at the street corner where the world's first drive-in gas station opened in December 1913. Until then, drivers got their gas at sidewalk pumps, general stores, hardware shops, even soon-to-be-obsolete blacksmiths. Photos of the first-of-its-kind facility show a small central island covered by a large roof that extended over surrounding driveways -- a convenient pull-it-in-and-gas-it-up design familiar even today.



    As long as we have personal vehicles we'll probably need refueling stations, whether they dispense petroleum distillates, electricity, or plasma juice. So whatever your personal power preference, a visit here pays respect to a pretty good idea.

    The plaque reads: "At this site in Dec. 1913, Gulf Refining Co. opened the first drive-in facility designed and built to provide gasoline, oils, and lubricants to the motoring public." On its first day of business the station sold 30 gallons of gas at 27 cents per gallon.

    Although several other sites claim the Oldest Gas Station crown, no one disputes that this was the first place to distribute free foldout road maps, which were produced for Gulf by Pittsburgh ad man W.B. Akins.

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    i wonder if there is a book on where all these companies that owned these stations went. maybe who bought them out and such.
     
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  9. IMG_2952.JPG IMG_2968.JPG
    Couple I found today


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  10. Really needed to be found before 1965. :) JW
     
  11. Oh well I blew it again.
    Maybe it will be deleted


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  12. Leave it, i just mentioned it. :) JW
     
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  15. Going by the large oil stains they have had trouble fitting filter canisters. JW
     
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    is this algon injection?
     
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  20. It would if the photos were taken before 1965. :) JW
    Edit; the photos that i commented on have gone.
     
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    What's wrong with pictures of Vintage gas stations that obviously date before 65 but now abandoned and picture taken more recently. Isn't it all about the the"Vintage".
     
  25. No, its about them back in their day.... before 1965.
    Start a new thread on ''Pics of old closed garages taken yesterday''. I have lots of those i would gladly post them there, but i won't post them here. JW
     
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