Monday, January 10, 2011
Today's picture is from 1925, and shows an old Texaco service station. If you click on the photograph, you can see an enlarged version, where you can see lots of detail. I like how the owner of the station has his name on the sign above the building. The pumps are the old type which had large glass jars on top. The attendant had a hand pump which he would use to pump gas up into the glass jar, to the desired amount. Then the gas would gravity flow into the car's gas tank. This was a pretty ingenious system, and it let the customer actually see the quantity and quality of gasoline he was purchasing. These types of pumps were pretty much gone by the time I came along.