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Zammy 01-11-2013 04:17 PM

old gas stations
 
http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html

seniorasi 01-11-2013 04:26 PM

Wow!!!
 
That brings back some memories now! I'd sure like to premium for 29.9 cents a gallon today.

RockyRaccoon 01-11-2013 04:51 PM

This was my grandfather's gas station -- owned it with his brother. It was in the San Fernando area (Southern California) and they lost it in the Great Depression due to having extended too much credit to their customers.

http://www.pbase.com/lookoutranch/image/118666789.jpg

vtwin 01-12-2013 08:10 AM

http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas15.jpg

http://adventuresinag.typepad.com/.a...4449970b-800wi


Guess it's been around for awhile.:lol3

duck 01-12-2013 10:17 AM

This gas station in Cloquet, MN that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright opened in 1956. I believe it's still open.



Seattle, 1954

http://www.historylink.org/db_images/hatnbootscard.JPG

Restored and moved to a park in 2005:

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/attra..._boettcher.jpg


Route 66:

http://home.comcast.net/~smithduck/t...bmwm2_2833.jpg

Speedo66 01-13-2013 08:01 AM

I love how nowadays them just putting gas in your car is considered "full service".

What happened to checking your oil, air pressure, and cleaning your windshield? :deal

And the glasses, sunglasses, toys, etc. you used to get with a fill up?

Even the gas smelled better back then. :rofl

Taarne 01-13-2013 08:29 AM

From somewher in the middle of Finland, picture taken in 2012. Is not and certainly hasn't been as glamorous as some of the American counterparts :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...60605897_o.jpg

duck 01-13-2013 08:41 AM



Off to the side at that same station:


Dream Rider 01-16-2013 10:42 PM

great show
 
Hate to admit it, but these pictures bring back memories. Pleasant ones. When I left the farm for the Air Force gas was 19 cents a gallon and Camel Cigs 19 cents a pack. $5 was 20 gallons of gas and $1.90 for a carton of cigs. Had a lot of fun with the ladies on a $20 bill.

bomber60015 01-17-2013 07:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dream Rider (Post 20505464)
Hate to admit it, but these pictures bring back memories. Pleasant ones. When I left the farm for the Air Force gas was 19 cents a gallon and Camel Cigs 19 cents a pack. $5 was 20 gallons of gas and $1.90 for a carton of cigs. Had a lot of fun with the ladies on a $20 bill.


Yea, me too -- of course, I had to work a LONG time to earn that doulbe sawbuck ;-}

I've said it before, if I could have today's income with my Dad's prices . . . . . . .

H96669 01-17-2013 12:55 PM

Southern Quebec, 1938. My uncle....grandpa then the other little guy is my father. I was born in that house and spent a lot of my youth in that shop after they moved it and turned it into storage then built a modern shop.:wink:

I have pumped a lot of cheap gas in my youth and....used a lot of it!:evil

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-i...ent_Adjdst.jpg

Twin headlight Ernie 01-18-2013 11:54 PM

Gas
 
I live right next to a old gas station. Back when I was a kid my Grandpa would stop there for gas. If the owner was out on a wrecker call he would leave a cigar box with money in it out on the counter so you could make your own change.
2HE

dan0 01-21-2013 07:20 PM

I think this was NC? There was a old Union 76 gas pump on the left side of the building. The place was called "Jim's Junk"

http://42green.com/random/babe08/babe%20rough/junk.jpg

oldtarga 01-24-2013 02:19 PM

Sheep Ranch, CA about a year ago. 18c a gallon.
Love these old places

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-m...7-h373/gas.jpg

vtwin 01-26-2013 08:33 AM

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m...ps3b1d909d.jpg

Looks like it may have been a gas station at one point.


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