Rubber Cap Prevents Gas Stains (Jan, 1933)

Rubber Cap Prevents Gas Stains
THE latest equipment for oil stations is a rubber cap that fits over the gas tank and prevents gas from spilling onto the radiator hood of automobiles. The device, shown in photo below, eliminates gas stains from the surface of car hoods.

6 comments
  1. Al Bear says: August 14, 20087:17 am

    That’s where the fuel tank filler is? damn, that’s a weird, (and invonvenient) one!

  2. Neil Russell says: August 14, 20088:02 am

    Al: It was a gravity feed system so there was no need for a fuel pump. Offhand though, I think the Model A Ford was the only one that used it. At least in any kind of large scale production.

  3. nlpnt says: August 14, 20088:09 am

    Fairly common at the time- Model A Fords were set up like this. The tank was positioned immediately behind and above the engine to allow the fuel to flow downward to the engine, thus saving the cost of a fuel pump.

  4. rsterling78 says: August 14, 20089:38 pm

    “…a rubber cap that fits over the gas tank and prevents gas from spilling onto the radiator hood…”

    I guess this was before the advent of funnel technology.

  5. docca says: August 16, 20087:53 pm

    And 70+ years later, a f***** gas station attendant makes a huge gas stain on the side of my car. Guess things haven’t improved in all those years…

  6. Bayard says: April 16, 20105:32 pm

    Why do you think that panel between the driver and engine compartment is called a “fire wall”?

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