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Monday, February 18, 2013

City Pharmacy Sells Gasoline?

Embrace the Past...

Did you know the first places to sell gasoline/petrol were pharmacies as a side business? That's right, pharmacies! The city pharmacy in Wiesloch, Germany was the location of the first gas/petrol station. In 1888, Bertha Benz refilled the tank of the first automobile on its maiden trip from Mannheim to Pforaheim.

Here are just a few as we step back in time...






 See these in larger versions plus more @ http://hipspics.freewebspace.com/gas/gas.html

Did you know?

A facility which sells fuel and usually lubricants for motor vehicles is known as... 

~filling station, fueling station, garage, gasbar (Canada), 
~gas station (United States and Canada), 
~petrol bunk or petrol pump (India),  
~petrol garage, petrol kiosk (Singapore), 
~petrol station (United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia and Hong Kong),  
~service station, or servo (Australia)

What do you remember about the old gas stations? Do you recall the "full service" stations?