Tag "gas stations"
Faster Service (Jan, 1946)

I just like the word “Shellubrication”

Faster Service is the idea behind this new streamlined service station, designed by Shell after surveying dealers and the public. The pump is scaled down to 54″ high, about two feet lower than the usual pump, so as not to obstruct customers’ view of display room. Sales recording device is at driver’s eye level. Hose is 18 feet long. Service room is designed for complete lubrication job by operator without his taking more than 6 steps from the car.

Simple Device Makes Signs Instantly Interchangeable (Jul, 1932)

What I find interesting about this is, was this just a test sign? Or did people really used to go into a gas station and shop for gasoline by brand?

Simple Device Makes Signs Instantly Interchangeable

WITH the price of gasoline changing almost daily, station attendants will welcome the new metal sign system, shown on the left, which allows price notices to be changed in a jiffy—without altering the sign’s neatness.

The name plate is equipped with a bracket which slips over the metal post and is clamped tight. The lower edge of this plate is bent to provide a flat sleeve and a longitudinal slot. Price plates have a flat, solid head which slides into this slot and is locked by pressure.

Road Automat Saves Walk for Gas (Oct, 1930)

Road Automat Saves Walk for Gas

LATE hour motorists whose tanks run dry when they are out somewhere several miles from a filling station will find these new gas automats, shown in the photo below, which are being installed around Los Angeles as emergency stations, a great boon.

Turntable Swings Autos To Pumps In Rotary Gas Station (Apr, 1935)

Turntable Swings Autos To Pumps In Rotary Gas Station

A NEW type of filling station that uses a turntable to whirl automobiles around a center service island was recently opened in New York.

The service island is set in the center of the turntable and consists of an enclosed office with three separate pumping units to dispense gasoline, oil, air, and water.

SELF-SERVICE petrol pumps (May, 1962)

SELF-SERVICE petrol pumps are a London innovation. This special one sells a gas-oil mix for scooters—three pints for $.28.