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Entries Tagged as 'Gas & Oil Companies'

Hancock Progress A1 Cooler

May 30th, 2011 · 3 Comments

This 1950s picnic cooler was manufactured by the Progress Refrigerator Company of Louisville, Kentucky. It has been restored and painted with the colors and graphics for the Hancock Oil Company of California.

This picnic cooler has an enameled steel exterior as well as a galvanized liner. On the interior there would have been a [...]

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Tags: Coolers · Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items · Picnic Coolers · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Vintage Gas Pumps and Gas Prices

March 29th, 2011 · Comments Off

One thing in life that is certain is that gas prices will always go up. Just how high they’ll go up was a bit of a surprise to gas pump makers of the past. When pumps (or fuel dispensers) first came out, they were used to dispense gasoline and kerosene for lighting fixtures. The gas [...]

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Esso Visible Gas Pump

November 1st, 2010 · 17 Comments

This is an Esso visible gas pump, called the G&B model 177, made in 1925. The manufacturer was Gilbert & Barker Manufacturing Company. The first gas pumps were �����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������visible” gas pumps that drew the gasoline out of the ground and into a 5 to 10 gallon glass cylinder before it was released into the car. [...]

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Tags: Esso · Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items · Manufacturer Histories · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

Oilzum Gas Station Sign

September 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The White & Bagley Company was founded in 1888 by F. W. White and H. P. Bagley. They set up shop Worcester, Massachusetts to create a reliable motor oil for the earliest automobiles. Formerly, car owners acquired their oil from blacksmiths and corner stores. These unbranded oils proved to be of inferior and inconsistent quality. [...]

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Tokheim 350-P Twin Gas Pump

February 2nd, 2010 · 9 Comments

This is a gas pump that we restored at Vintage Vending years ago. It is a twin pump model called the Tokheim 350-P. Manufactured from 1956 to 1960, this pump was made by the Tokheim Corporation of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. There is a large “face” on each side, allowing gas to be pumped from both [...]

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Tags: Gas & Oil Companies · Gas Pumps & Station Items · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Unique & Unusual

Gulf Fuel Oils Advertising Display

June 19th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Here are some photos of a great Gulf Oil display we once owned. We really did not do much to it as far as restoration goes besides giving it a good cleaning. This is an unusual piece and I would guess it could have been found in the corporate offices of a refinery or maybe [...]

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Tags: Antique Advertising · Gulf

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