Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photo Retro! - Fill It Up With Regular

Remnants of old gas stations are becoming rarer and rarer, but a chance glance while driving a North Carolina backroad brought this vintage-era pump to our attention.  Though difficult to see, the price per gallon shown on the pump is a mere 33¢.  This would date its last activity to sometime during the late 1960s, early 1970s.  When I began my short-lived career as pump jockey back in 1977, the price of leaded regular had jumped to around 60¢ a gallon.


Kellee said...

I saw a few abandoned pumps like this when traveling through South Carolina last summer. Didn't get close enough to read what the final price/gal was though.

Art said...

I remember pumping gas for 24.9 cents