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Wayne 501 Island Oil Can Display

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Mobiloil Wayne 501 gas station Island Display

The 1955 Wayne 501 Island Display was designed to sit on the filling station island, making products available for purchase right at the pump. This unit was intended to be placed alongside the Wayne 500 series pumps. There wasn’t a pump on this unit; it was designed purely to encourage sales. Beginning in the early 1930’s, oil companies realized the opportunity to make sales right at the pump by making products available to the customer who didn’t usually get out of his car, as filling stations had gas attendants in those days. The 501 not only displayed cans of oil, it also has a glass display case on the top and within that is an electric rotating platform to display other necessary automotive products.

This Wayne 501 Island Display was restored by us at Vintage Vending. This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby.

To view more pictures of the Wayne 501 restoration, visit the RetroPlanet.com Museum.

Tags: Gas Pumps & Station Items · Mobil Oil Corporation · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

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  • 1 Ed Shaver // Jun 9, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Hummmmmm, considering I did the gasoline pumps in 1-24th scale for a Crown Central model , maybe I need to do a 501 as a Crown Oil can display too!

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