American Gas Station

American Gas Station

by Michael Karl Witzel
     
 

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Once upon a time, gasoline was poured into your Model T by hand. By the 1950s, service stations were manned by teams of attendants that rushed forth at the sound of a bell to wipe your windows and check your oil. In the 1980s, self-service had become the rule at all but a few stations. Now that slice of Americana is available in this new $19.95 paperbound edition of…  See more details below

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Once upon a time, gasoline was poured into your Model T by hand. By the 1950s, service stations were manned by teams of attendants that rushed forth at the sound of a bell to wipe your windows and check your oil. In the 1980s, self-service had become the rule at all but a few stations. Now that slice of Americana is available in this new $19.95 paperbound edition of the MBI Publishing Company's bestseller. Nearly 200 photographs showcase period advertisements, original trademarks, memorabilia, and much more. Old-time owners and attendants discuss these changes and how they have affected our lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879385941
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.31(w) x 10.36(h) x 0.75(d)

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