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History Vintage Gas station photos

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 32fordroadster, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. 32fordroadster
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    from Wisconsin

  2. sasquatch12
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    Great pics, thanks for the tour.
     
  3. clem
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    Nice, Thanks for the link.
     
  4. I sure like those pictures of old gas stations aka service stations aka filling stations.
     
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  5. Fugly Too
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    Give this thread a couple of weeks. My grandson taught me how to take pictures with his old cell phone he gave me. I'll be on the lookout.
     
  6. powrshftr
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    Thanks so much for posting those.That B-17 is just too cool!

    Scott


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  7. b-bop
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    Some really cool pics. Love the one from Nebraska (about 14 down)with the corn alcohol sign in the background. Looks like ethanol blended fuel is not a"new" idea.
    There is a pic about 2/3 way down with flynbrian48's Pontiac wagon and Spartan Manor in front of a Shell station, ha ha, not really a vintage pic, just looks that way. But what a perfect vacation combo :)
     
  8. gas & guns
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    Old black and white 1928, Standard gas station. Color photo from the early 1960s Sinclair. Both photos of the same place. Muddy road out front in first photo was paved in 1930 to become Michigan's M-19.
     

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  9. Gman0046
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    A picture of an old Aetna Station in Middletown, Kentucky with my 63 Belair.
     

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  10. Gman0046
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    Picture of an old station between Houston and College Station, Texas. Had to stop and take a picture.
     

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  11. ned5049
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    We have some old stations in town here. Now they are realty business's. Thanks for this site !
     
  12. ChefMike
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    thanks for sharing those were the days of service !
     
  13. 416Ford
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    I am guessing this one dates all the way back to 2012. :D
     

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  14. rockguy92
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    I have always enjoyed looking at old gas stations.

    The Rock
     
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  16. Wedgehead426
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    Here is one I took last year outside of Pittsburgh. Still open and still doing repair work. They are still out there.
     

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  17. Wedgehead426
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    Then there is this Jewel in La Grande Oregon. Used to pass by it on my way to Baker City during Elk season.
     

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  18. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    The Bomber has been a local tourist attraction for longer than I can remember! Art Lacey purchased the B17 in 1947 for $13,750 and flew it 26 hrs. from Oklahoma to near Portland, Or and then disassembled it for final 20 mile trip to his gas station in Milwaukie, Or.
    The gas station was closed down years ago, but it still exists, and the B17 has been under restoration for years with support from volunteers, and donations. Hopefully it will someday be completed and returned to what it was when Art first brought it home!
     
  19. BillSchmid
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    I'll have to get some pictures up of my family's Sunoco. opened in 51. Was a Sohio for one year, then a Sunoco ever since. Of course the corporates make us update, but it's the same building.
     
  20. blue 49
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    Here's an old station near here that has been kept as it was. The current owners '55 Chevy out front.
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    A couple of pictures that were found in my late mother in laws album.
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    Blue
     
  21. I love those original old photos, some really great stuff in there!
     
  22. gas & guns
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    Another pic. This type of gas station was known as the House and Canopy. Designed by Standard Oil around the early 1900s. Before gas stations, early auto owners would have to purchase their gas from local hardware stores or the elevator. The filling station was quite a revolution. The local gas station became quite a place to hang out. This one was built by my gr. uncle in 1928. He was a mechanic and gunsmith. He was known to fix about anything, even pulling teeth with nothing more than a fifth of whiskey for pain killer. (men were tough and they weren't walking around with their pants hanging off their ass). Two of his brothers built a garage on the property in 1930. During the depression they would have boxing matches in the garage. Saturday night fights, Sunday morning card games. Monday thru Friday workin hard...
     

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  23. Wedgehead426
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    Good food at the Bomber, used to eat there at least once a week when I lived in Oregon City.
     

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