Price including tax – 24 ½ cents per gallon

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Back in time when gas was cheap and road trips were what we all took, there were gas stations like this (that is if this was a station jury is still out on that) where you pulled up to have an attendant rush out to not only fill your tank but clean your windshield and more.  The stations would sometimes give out Green Stamps or toys and then there was that mythical creature called ‘gas wars’ where stations would compete with one another for your business by lowering their prices!!! Full service and cheap gasoline; those were the days.

By the way, does anyone know what that little crank on the side of the pump is for?

And this ends the mini series on the gasoline pumps find.  This little butterfly/moth (not sure which) is fluttering by to say tune in for the next series.  Starting tomorrow I will be showing  you what was going on and why I was over my knees in weeds on Mother’s Day.  There will be tales of vultures, weeds, rust, barns, more barns, a few more barns and a possible haunted house.  Hey! I know what I think I saw in that window!  Stay tuned 🙂


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30 Responses to Price including tax – 24 ½ cents per gallon

  1. Brett says:

    Lovely old gas pump! I believe the crank on the side was to roll the number back to zero at a time before the pumps automatically rest themselves as they do now. 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    Looking forward to more rust, barns and a haunted house 😳

  3. Mark Myers says:

    Wow – 24.5, oh the places we could all go!

  4. Great shot, definitely a butterfly.

  5. Cool shots. Yesterday, we were at a museum and garden that had an auto gallery. On the plaque for each car, they would list the gas price when it was built. We saw 0.07 and 0.10 per gallon prices. Now THAT is before my time. Cheers!

  6. mickey2travel says:

    God! I remember that price!

  7. Timothy Price says:

    Nice photos. In 1970, 25¢ gas would be $1.53 and in 1960 it would be $2.01 in today’s dollars. Not a whole lot different.

  8. CarolynEliason says:

    Gas wars in the 70’s had that price, in our dreams now. I was going to make a comment about the use of the crank but someone beat me to it. Great memories.

  9. Lignum Draco says:

    Another world. Remember when gas stations sold motor oil and car related products instead of being mini supermarkets?

  10. dhphotosite says:

    I remember those days. I also remember saying “if gas goes up to .50 cents a gallon I’m not driving any more.”

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