Sunday, July 15, 2007


This OLD Gas Pump and Delivery Wagon are in the front yard of our neighbors, Dennis and Carolyn McDonald. They were in the GAS business before they retired. It is a neat yard ornament and brings back a lot of memories for me.

How many of you have seen a GAS PUMP like this? Not many I bet, except in a antique display. Well when I was a kid, these pumps were in operation at many of the Gas Stations!

They had a big handle on the side of the pump and you would pump it back and forth until the Top (below) was filled with gas. Then you would take the hose down and fill your car, truck, etc. Although in those days the Service Station Attendant did it all for you. No such thing as self service in those days....They even washed the windshield and aired the tires.....

See the numbers in the glass, that's how you could tell how many gallon you used. Hard to believe gas was about .15 cents per gallon. Soon it went up to .19 cents, when the state tax increased.

By the time I became a teenager there were still a lot of these pumps in use, but the electric model was becoming the standard.

Its neat to see a little reminder of the OLD DAYS every day. It brings back those childhood Memories........

Those were the GREAT DAYs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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