Conoco Gasoline Filling Station, 1915

Summary

Samuel W. Raymond built this filling station in 1915. It serviced automobiles in Adrian, Michigan, providing gas, oil, and water. Raymond used a glass tank to show drivers the amount of gasoline they purchased and claimed to be the first visible-delivery gasoline station. Cars lined the street for service. In 1930, when the street was widened, the station was donated to The Henry Ford.

Samuel W. Raymond built this filling station in 1915. It serviced automobiles in Adrian, Michigan, providing gas, oil, and water. Raymond used a glass tank to show drivers the amount of gasoline they purchased and claimed to be the first visible-delivery gasoline station. Cars lined the street for service. In 1930, when the street was widened, the station was donated to The Henry Ford.

Artifact

Service station

Date Made

1915

Creators

Raymond, S. W. (Samuel William) 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Adrian 

Creator Notes

Designed by S. W. Raymond in Adrian, Michigan.

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

30.1687.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Raymond Auto Sales.

Material

Brick (Clay product)
Wood (Plant material)
Metal
Glass (Material)

Color

Reddish brown
White (Color)
Black (Color)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 130 in

Width: 60 in

Length: 66 in

Inscriptions

On illuminated glass globe, on roof: CONOCO/ REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. On front door decal: CONOCO On front door sign: PLEASE RING BELL / FOR SERVICE

Visible Gasoline Pump and Service Station outside ...

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