Old gas stations

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

  1. "Kimberline Bros. Service Station," Cuba, Missouri on Route 66 in about the early 1930s."

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  2. Frunobulax

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    "Ladies Rest Room"

    Men, see that tree out back?
     
  3. Springfield, Missouri, 1959.

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    Same view today:

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    Now the location of Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium.

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  4. Is that Forrest Tucker (the actor) washing the windshield? :confused:
     
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  5. ChiTownScion

    ChiTownScion Call Me a Cab

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    Not sure that this qualifies as an "old" gas station... but my model railroad club does feature this structure along its 50- plus scale miles of mainline, and naturally, I thought of our Miss Lizzie and her Texaco connection.

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  6. julianclar

    julianclar New in Town

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    hey)
     
  7. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Speaking earlier of D-X gasoline, here's a vintage toy that I had back in the early 70s as a kid; my original was long-since lost in time, but I was fortunate enough to find one recently on eBay at a decent price, and it's only missing a few small pieces that can also be found on eBay.

    I've actually been going back and purchasing the toys of my youth for my collection, just for fun...and maybe for the grandkids, when I'm finally gone. IMG_20210619_121224667.jpg
    Rob
     
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  8. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    Lotsa white in this image. Not coincidentally, I’m sure.

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  9. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    "Hmph, a blue collar tradesman. How he grins in desperate hope that we might bestow upon him some trifling gratuity. Ignore him, dear, until he learns to keep his place."
     
  10. I never know where to post these "stores with gas pumps", but I guess here will do. I remember this store as "Hoppers" and I think it was razed in the 1990s. I drive by the location every time I come to town (Springfield, Missouri) from the farm.

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  11. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    She's doing it right, bub.
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    Rob
     
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  12. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    121016016_10208398617999069_3673384075875600721_o.jpg Humble.
     
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  13. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Never heard of Sears gas.
     
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  14. Ghostsoldier

    Ghostsoldier Call Me a Cab

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    Love those whitewalls.

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  15. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed A-List Customer

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  16. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    Well, they sold everything else, why not gas?
     
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  17. Highway 19 near Round Spring and the Current River Bridge in Shannon County, Missouri. Circa 1941.

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  18. 1930artdeco

    1930artdeco Practically Family

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    Saw this one in Calistoga, ca this weekend. Still has the pumps-albeit it would be great if they dispensed wine.
     

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  19. This one is a repeat. This is the last full-service station left in town and it's closing this month. Opened in 1955.

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  20. I've shared this one previously as well, but here are a couple photos of the Spencer station "back in the day". On Route 66 (on one of the few original pavement stretches) in Lawrence County, Missouri.

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