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. As the auto drives onto the platform, an attendant on the island presses a button which carries the auto into one of the three service positions. When the servicing is completed, the auto is swung out to the street and can be driven off without going into reverse to leave the station.
The turntable, 37 feet in diameter, can be housed in a building 41 feet wide. It will accommodate three automobiles simultaneously and allows a complete service in two minutes.