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Wayne clock-face gasoline pump

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Wayne clock-face gasoline pump
Smithsonian Institution, Photo by Richard Strauss, Negative #: 2003-19242


This object appears in the following sections:

Americans Adopt the Auto:
Americans Adopt the Auto — “Fill 'er Up!”


Gasoline Pump

Mobile Gasoline Tank and Pump

Canfield filling station

Gasoline pump
Catalog #: 326,809, Accession #: 265,699
Currently on display
From the Smithsonian Collection
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 dial.
Physical Description
artifact. 7'7" H x 21" W x 21" D, red, with glass globe, "clock face" dial and "Contains Lead" signs, serial # 861-7577, underwriters number: 263781
Date Made:
Illinois, Indiana
Gift of American Oil Company
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.
Related People, Places, and Events
Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Company
Fort Wayne, Indiana.

American Oil Company
chicago Illinois, donated 1966

Location of Manufacturer
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Location of Donor
Chicago Illinois
American Oil Company, donated 1966

Place of Manufacture
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Wayne Oil Tank and Pump Company

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