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.

Date Made: 1930Date Made: 1932

Distributor: AmocoMaker: Wayne Oil Tank & Pump Company

Place Made: United States: Indiana, Fort Wayne

See more items in: Work and Industry: Transportation, Road, Energy & Power, Natural Resources, America on the Move, Transportation, Road Transportation

Exhibition: America On The Move

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: American Oil Company, Through R. A. Niles

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TR.326809Accession Number: 265699Catalog Number: 326809

Object Name: pump, gasoline

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 91 in x 21 in x 21 in; 231.14 cm x 53.34 cm x 53.34 cm


Record Id: nmah_1276008

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