Gasoline Pump

Made in Fort Wayne Indiana, this gasoline pump sold "Red Crown" gasoline, a brand produced by Standard Oil of Indiana. Consumers could see how much gas was pumped as the arrow moved around the face dial.
As Americans began to drive gasoline-fueled cars in large numbers, oil companies and gasoline stations created technologies and systems to fulfill the demands of consumers. By the 1930s, pumps were the recognizable ancestors of the ones we use today.
Object Name
pump, gasoline
Date made
Wayne Oil Tank & Pump Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 91 in x 21 in x 21 in; 231.14 cm x 53.34 cm x 53.34 cm
Place Made
United States: Indiana, Fort Wayne
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Natural Resources
Energy & Power
Road Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
American Oil Company, Through R. A. Niles

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