I wonder if these old time pumps would have fared well in today’s self-serve world. I think they were much more complicated back when they were actually in use. At least that’s what I remember as a kid, driving into the Shell station across from my dads work. We’d drive over the trip bell which would clang in the shop where Rolf would be working on an oil change or repair. He’d come out and greet us with a smile, put in a key and turn the crank, place the hose in the tank and then proceed to check the oil and wash the windows. Now that was service! This gas station from the past is in the ghost town of Bodie, California. Wouldn’t you just love to drive that shiny blue pickup?!
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