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Old gas stations

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by hatguy1, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier One Too Many

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    Rob
     
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  2. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Scoota car!
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    Taking a cue from the side panel lettering, I found the following in the search engine:

    "The Rytecraft Scootacar was a British microcar built by the British Motorboat Manufacturing Company in London between 1934 and 1940. The company later changed its name to BMB Engineering. It is possible that some might have been assembled after 1945.”
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  3. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    A well-made jacket will allow you to do this with no problem! :)
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  4. 3fingers

    3fingers Practically Family

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    The Amador garage was fully equipped. Cool wrecker.
     
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  5. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    There are still two or three of these around town. One is an insurance office and the others are used car lots.

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    Excuse the jaggy photo crop from Google Street View.
     
  6. BobHufford

    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    "See if you can pull a little closer to the pump...honey"

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    BobHufford I'll Lock Up

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    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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  11. 3fingers

    3fingers Practically Family

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    Our remaining example was a car lot, but has just reopened as a jerk shop. My wife was kind enough to explain to me what that was.
    It is Jamaican food, not a place to rent a rude companion. :oops:
     
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  12. Ghostsoldier

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    Reminds me of the jackets they wore in the Bogey/George Raft movie, "They Drive by Night".

    Rob
     
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    Rob
     
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  14. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Think there's any neon on the "Bowl" or "Coffee Shop" sign? Looks like the "Bowl" part might - if not, it (and the "Coffee Shop") should have it.

    The oddly common all-white uniform to work with grease. And dandy boy there with his belted-back jacket and spectators had better be careful or his white trousers will get dirty.
     
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  15. 2jakes

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    Highwayman ! ;)
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    Probably promo.
     
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  16. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Most photos of gas stations where mechanics are at work are promotional.
    Some do capture "on the job" activity.

    Photos of customers by the gas pumps
    can be promo shots and also they are
    photos taken by the customer.

    I love the photos of folks posing with their cars whether at the gas stations
    at home in the driveway or at a favorite
    location.
    They are mostly dressed in their Sunday's best going to some special
    event or vacation.
    They took pride posing next to their
    cars.
    My folks used to do that.

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  17. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    V for Victory!
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    Snow day!
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    ESSO!
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  18. FountainPenGirl

    FountainPenGirl One of the Regulars

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    Posing with cars, We still do that.
     
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  19. 2jakes

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    If possible let's see them! :)

    LizzieMaine has one with her plodge
    and her ma!

    I have it somewhere in the folder!

    I would post one but I may get
    banned from the forum, so I use
    Polo instead! Ha ha ha!
     
  20. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier One Too Many

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