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10 Cents a Gallon

10 Cents a Gallon

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ150
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Len26-Feb-2012 16:02
Shades of the past,don't often see these now and never 10 cents a gallon!!!! Well taken.
Carl Carbone25-Feb-2012 04:12
Interesting find! My uncle was a mail carrier in a small town and had a pump like this next to his garage. I always thought it was cool.
January Grey25-Feb-2012 03:23
great blast from the past! beautiful image, Jim! V~
Graeme24-Feb-2012 23:35
Very well seen & captured, Jim.V
pkocinski24-Feb-2012 23:16
Great shot of this old timer! Don't see many around here.
Gary Retterbush24-Feb-2012 19:35
Excellent image! I paid $8.75 today for a gallon in Germany.
Can remember when 2 dollars worth was enough to half fill the tank.
Betty Vlasiu24-Feb-2012 18:39
Nice work!
Jean D24-Feb-2012 18:15
WOW! Excellent memorabilia, Jim! As a child I remember these well. This one has been refurbished and looks in immaculate condition.
Nestor24-Feb-2012 17:32
I remember these gas pump , the cheapest gas I can remember is 16 cents a gallon .
Nice image Jim.
Walter O. Koenig24-Feb-2012 17:13
Great shot of this old sign Jim.
Our local Chevron was $4.15 for regular yesterday.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)24-Feb-2012 16:51
Clear and crisp image Jim, just like the memory of cheap petroleum:-)
Mildred Alpern24-Feb-2012 16:28
Isn't there a song "Ten cents a dance, that's what they pay me..."
Is that coming next :-))
globalgadabout24-Feb-2012 16:17
a nostalgia-laden artifact...gone are the days when you could fill up for a buck..
Stephanie24-Feb-2012 16:11
Ah ~ you must be referring to the 10 Cents a Gallon increase overnight! Right???? Grrrrrrrrr!!!!!!
Super capture Jim!
Vickie BROWN24-Feb-2012 16:05
Beautiful close-up and great information, Jim!
Fong Lam24-Feb-2012 15:40
Amazing find and beautifully captured, Jim...V
Maurice Nijssen24-Feb-2012 15:37
Wow, 10 cents a gallon... That's really cheap !!!
Nice find, Jim !!!
Maurice.
Enny24-Feb-2012 14:39
beautiful image Jim.
mario .n24-Feb-2012 14:17
Exellent! a very old pump
Char24-Feb-2012 14:03
An amazing find and capture, Jim! \/
Frank Wilson24-Feb-2012 13:52
I worked for 35 years in the oil industry. I remember replacing those glass globes on pumps as late as 1972. It was quite common for a service station to change brands when their contract expired. You just popped out the two glass panels and put in new ones. I don't remember 10 cent gas but I did sell it briefly for 24.9 cpg. That was in the days of gas wars but we don't have those anymore. Big oil has consolidated into just a few players and we're all at their mercy. Thanks for the memories.
Mike H.24-Feb-2012 13:44
A great image, Jim! We know how to use these dispensers too -- don't we?!
I do remember being able to run all week on $2 worth of regular in my '51 Merc --
you've got me on the 10 cents a gallon though. Pumps like these appearing first in the 20s
bring back recollection of the Rockefellers, Standard Oil; antitrust breakup into Exxon,
Mobil, Amoco, Humble, and finally Chevron. Fancy footwork happened, making
John D. the richest man in the world.
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