"Treasure Island Itself - The Selling Equipment for Filling Stations," 1925

Summary

This "Treasure Island" isn't from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale. By 1920, gasoline retailers had determined that placing gas pumps on an "island" in front of the station, where drivers could approach from either side, was more efficient than mounting them on the station's wall. This equipment trade catalog features everything from air pumps to underground storage tanks.

This "Treasure Island" isn't from Robert Louis Stevenson's classic pirate tale. By 1920, gasoline retailers had determined that placing gas pumps on an "island" in front of the station, where drivers could approach from either side, was more efficient than mounting them on the station's wall. This equipment trade catalog features everything from air pumps to underground storage tanks.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1925

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

91.315.121

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Christine Dillon.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red
Green

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in

Width: 8.5 in

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