old gas stations

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zammy, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Zammy

    Zammy Been here awhile

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  2. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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

    RockyRaccoon Found:Gideon's Bible

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    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.

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  4. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Guess it's been around for awhile.:lol3
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  5. duck

    duck Banned

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

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    Seattle, 1954

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    Restored and moved to a park in 2005:

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    Route 66:

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  6. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Transient

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    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
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  7. Taarne

    Taarne Hello World!

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    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 :)

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  8. duck

    duck Banned

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    Off to the side at that same station:

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  9. Dream Rider

    Dream Rider Servant

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    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.
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  10. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    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 . . . . . . .
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  11. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    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

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  12. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    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.
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  13. dan0

    dan0 just going with it.

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    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"

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  14. oldtarga

    oldtarga n00b

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

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  15. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Looks like it may have been a gas station at one point.
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  16. Smoke Eater 3

    Smoke Eater 3 Been here awhile

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    I run my limo company out of an old gas station/repair shop. Built in the 1930's. Post and beam with a big sliding door. It's very cool and full of motorcycles and parts.
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