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Old 01-22-13, 11:05 AM   #1
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Old 01-23-13, 12:47 AM   #2
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Nice! Thanks for sharing that link, love looking at awesome pics of the past like this!
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I like this one....5 cent gas!!!!!

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Old 01-23-13, 08:09 AM   #4
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says save 5 cents per gallon, for self serve
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They used to be called "SERVICE stations". Not only would the attendant pump your gas, but clean your windshield and check your oil as well. They'd show you the dipstick and recommend an oil change when the oil was dirty, checking the sticker inside your door frame for the date and mileage of your last one. They'd check the air in your tires, the water in your battery (back when that was a service item), and usually your brake, transmission (automatic) and washer fluids too. All of this was free, and regular gas was still under 30˘ per gallon.

I had a rather elderly friend a few years ago who never mastered the art of pumping her own gas, but had to frequent a retailer who offered "full service". They had a special gas island for that, where the gas price was jacked up 50˘/gallon - about eight or nine bucks for the average fill up. At least they did check the fluids and wash the windshield too. It must have been a gold mine for the station owner - all the little old ladies in that part of town traded there. On Monday mornings they looked like a Lexus/Mercedes/Cadillac dealership, with a fleet of luxury cars lined up for service.
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Brilliant pictures of a golden age. Some of those cars have more people attending them than a Formula 1 pit crew.
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In those times a fill-up one may have received some promotional gift. Mom-dad brought back plates, glasses, toys and other merchandise that were offered.

I liked the one frame with the corn alcohol/ethanol infused gas. Can you imagine the leaded gas of the time? Must have done wonders for the environment as well as the health concerns from the burned toxins. Pretty interesting and crazy times when we look back.
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You can see all the lead in the air
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so thats why everything in the pics are gray
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says save 5 cents per gallon, for self serve
ahh.....missed that!

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loved those pics. Some of them were ballin for being "Old" ha
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Incase you guy's haven't seen it, one of my long time favorite sites is http://www.shorpy.com

It's entirely likely where pretty much every one of those pics were lifted from. With 700 pages of pictures you'll never get to the end of the site......
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I still remember some of those Standard stations before they became Amoco.
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