Wayne Showcase Gasoline Pump, circa 1940

Summary

Do you want something to do while you wait for the gas station attendant to fill up your vehicle? This ca. 1940 gasoline pump has a display case. Station owners could show off various car products available to waiting drivers.

Do you want something to do while you wait for the gas station attendant to fill up your vehicle? This ca. 1940 gasoline pump has a display case. Station owners could show off various car products available to waiting drivers.

Artifact

Gasoline pump

Date Made

circa 1940

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

87.196.26

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Fletcher Oil Company.

Material

Metal
Glass (Material)
Chromium
Rubber (Material)

Color

Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 74 in

Width: 36 in

Length: 18 in

Inscriptions

Top: GLASS MUST BE FULL BEFORE AND AFTER DELIVERY Dial: WAYNE / THIS SALE / $ _.__ / _ _ _ / GALLONS / _ _ _ / PER GALLON / INCLUDES ALL TAXES / ACCURATE DELIVERY AT ANY FLOW OR PRESSURE On plate below dial: WAYNE / FORT WAYNE, IND. U.S.A. Upper sides: SKY CHIEF (in red) Circular chrome plate on each side: WAYNE / "HONEST / MEASURE" White sign on each lower side: FOR USE AS A / MOTOR FUEL ONLY / CONTAINS / LEAD / (TETRAETHYL) Plate on crank side: WAYNE / CUT: 71 / SERIAL NO. 112398-BDAH ....

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