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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by breeder, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Dyce
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    It's out in the middle of nowhere, that's all I know. I asked Dad (he took the pictures)and He told me he thought it was up in the Rosco area. He said the gas station in it's day sold hardware and grocerys. It was as if they locked the door and walked away and left it full of inventory. Nothing was for sale at the time. It would be like a time capsule!! Likely gone by now.
     
  2. draginsteel
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    At Historic Dewey Bridge, Utah (bridge no longer there)

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  3. vncruiser
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    Looks like an old gas station I saw in Billings (?) Mo a few years ago...Not too far from Springfield...
     
  4. ToddJ
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    What an amazing collection of photos. One of my favorite subjects. Thanks for starting this post Breeder! I need to hop in the truck this weekend and go take lots of pictures. I can think of at least a half dozen or so old gas stations near by, 3 in Oxford Jct, IA (my wife's hometown0, 2 in Martelle, Iowa and a couple more in Stanwood, Iowa. I lived across the street from an old Standard service station growing up, which also served as a Ford Dealership back in the 1930's. Sadly, it was torn down last year along with an old gasoline supply depot. The depot building was full of old Tokheim, Wayne and Gilbarco gas pumps that were destroyed when the buiding was torn down.
     
  5. A local chain that's been closed about 10 or 15 years decided to clean house and had an auction over four days last month. Gas pumps went as cheap as $10 but they had a couple '20s gravity jobs that went for about two grand. Everything from never-used oil cans, to signs, to even leftover promo stuff they used to give away - which was quite a variety of made-in-Japan crap.

    Your gasoline supply depot demo crew were morons; any round top pump will bring $200 and up, the ones these guys had left all brought $300 a shot. The 60s-70s era ones they kept going around and a lot of them went to scrap, but for $10 I figured how could I go wrong, so I have one decorating the back porch, along with a price sign that was auctioned the end of the first day - by then no one cared and most folks had left so it cost me a whole dollar. One like it on the third day went for $40.


    But the best thing was sold on the first day - it was a whole set of the porcelain panels, plus a couple of doors and the curved windows, for at least one gas station. All of $500 it went for. Stored indoors since the station got torn down. You could have bought the concrete molds for the blocks the next day, and the day after a sign and a couple more doors. At $500 all those panels didn't sell for much more than they'd be worth scrap, I don't think.


    I see a number of old stations around up here, every so often you see one being used for something else that has an interesting design. In Geneva NY there's one that was the Greyhound stop, but I see some orange temporary fencing that makes me wonder if the hotel behind it is going to tear it down. It's fairly unique up here in that it's a stucco building with tile roof, and looks largely unaltered.

    Just driving the back way or the old main roads it's not hard to find others. I even know where there's one in Ithaca NY that looks like a castle.. and I used to have pictures of one that was a two-story brick city type corner building that the second story came out over the pump island, which was torn down quite a long time ago. I've never seen anything else like that one.


    So my pump is a Gilbarco model 3113. I never have been able to find out when that type was made, though; this one was last inspected in 1987, but the only info I can come up with online is about a current version of the same model pump. Apparently they still make mechanical-calculating pumps for certain applications.
     
  6. Ingo#147
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    Can you give some more Infos about the 67 Chevy Sport Truck in the Background.
    I have a 68 Sport Van 90.

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  7. unkamort
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    Got these in an e-mail from my mom (of all people) this morning. Some may have already been posted, but I'll put up what I got.
     

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  8. unkamort
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    Just a few more...
     

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  9. unkamort, you have the coolest Mom ever!
     
  10. Thats for sure!
     
  11. Esso
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    Our Gasstation in Vasteras Sweden
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  12. Can that building be saved ? It's shame. Thanks for sharing !
     
  13. Astrochimp
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    Mine, sorry only photo I have online. It's at Mo. hwy 136 & 5

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  14. Esso
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    Some old gasstationpics from Sweden
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  15. Esso
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    More pics from Sweden
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  16. Esso
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    Awesome Picture from the golden days in Sweden.
     
  17. MOGirl
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    Several old service stations, but I'm not able to link you to the exact page... These are all taken by a coworker and his wife around the mid missouri area. Some may recognize the 66 Gas Station off Interstate 70. Always wanted to go in, but never have....

    http://www.360icon.com/Fotograpfs/Locations/index.html
     
  18. Big Mac
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    Good friend of mine's place.... Built his new shop to look like an old station. Really cool.....
     

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  19. haroldd1963
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    Gulf station my father & uncles operated in the late 50's to early 60's located on State Highway 89 in Spring Valley, IL.

    Building is still there...and it's for sale!
     
  20. haroldd1963
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    Volpe's Service Station located on State Highway 351 in LaSalle, IL. Picture taken in the 50's?

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    And how it looks today...in the same family for 3 generations!
     
  21. haroldd1963
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    from Peru, IL

  22. RossPreen
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    Here's one that is doubley cool :D
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  23. I have always liked those old Gilmore stations and all of the paraphernalia.
    These are pic of two HO scale models of stations that I have started . Not quite done yet but you get the idea.

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  24. 36NashtyCoupe
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    This is a picture of my wife and her dad at the station they owned. The picture was taken around 1961. It was located at the intersection of old Highway 13 and the Carrier Mills Blacktop outside of Harrisburg, Illinois. Dallasania was the name of the community.
     

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  25. 2NDCHANCE
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    One of my grade school friend's dad had a Texaco Station we used to hang out at. I remember when the Semi truck delivered it. Prefab metal panels, we watched them assemble it using instruction sheets just like a model car. I loved that place. Must have been mid-sixties or so. Mom would pack me and my friend a lunch and tell me to stay out of the way and let me go. I would be gone all day, can't let your kids do that today. Gary
     
  26. lamy_chop
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    i don't have any pictures right now, but i'll get some and post later today, but, there's an old Gulf station in my neighborhood (old algiers in new orleans) that has been many different things but is now a pizza shop. the current owner is trying to keep things as original as possible with it. has all kinds of Gulf adverts and such. it's pretty cool to see.
    it was from a day when the neighborhood was fairly self sufficient. had it's own movie theater (just down the street from me), grocery store, gas station, etc..
     
  27. lamy_chop
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    here's a daytime pic of the gas station i was talking about. i'll try and get a night time pic this weekend.


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  28. lamy_chop
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    and the night shot as promised

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  29. mow too much
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    This is in Chandler or Stroud Oklahoma (CRS) very neat.
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  30. Hogger
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    from Carvel AB

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    one in my home town
     

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