Gasoline Pump

Gasoline Pump

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Description
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
1930
date made
1932
distributor
Amoco
maker
Wayne Oil Tank & Pump Company
Place Made
United States: Indiana, Fort Wayne
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
ID Number
TR.326809
accession number
265699
catalog number
326809
Credit Line
American Oil Company, Through R. A. Niles
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Road Transportation
Energy & Power
Exhibition
America On The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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