We bought this cute Hayes Visible pump last year on our trip to Oregon.. It was wired together and lacked the glass cylinder but otherwise a nice pump. We found a cylinder at the Hershey Swap Meet and finally put it together to display at the Lakeside Storage free Museum. While I'm pretty sure it is the 1921 Hayes version, I don't know the model number. If anyone can help, it will be appreciated. I love the variety of the different models of pumps from the olden days. Yes the pinup in the down coat is my Girfriend and wife.
The VMC 33 was the solution to increasing the vending capacity of the VMC 27B. The center of the vending drum was redesigned to hold an additional 6 bottles of soda. This model was produced between 1951-1953.
We got this cool Totem pole in Rexburg Idaho from a collector who got it at a swap meet many many years ago in Montana. The seller supposedly got it from a collector from Alaska. It mixes with our Petroliana mostly because it came from a gas/oil collector just like us.
Deep Rock started back in 1913 and was bought out by the Kerr McGee Co in 1955 so the signs are pretty old. It is one of the last three that finally put us at the 100 "signs on poles" mark.
I actually purchased this cute Butler Gas Pump almost a year ago over the phone, but since it was all the way up in Montana had hoped that I would find other stuff to go get at the same time so I waited patiently (or not so patiently) to go get it. Finally last week we jumped in my truck to beat the snow and went to get it and another pump I bought from the same collector. While there I also bought a pretty decent 6' Phillips sign. We arrived just before the snow hit and loaded up and left to get over the mountain to stay the night in Idaho where the storm caught us.
Humble gas was refined in Humble, Texas and sold under that brand name. They were the guys that bought out the Carter refinery in Billings and changed the brand to Enco. Obviously they eventually got eaten by a bigger fish themselves. This cool sign is 2 single face signs that are back to back with embossed lettering.
B/A Gas you ask? Actually the British American Gas Oil Company began in 1906 in Ontario, Canada. It was later bought out by Gulf Oil of Canada and finally by the Conoco Phillips Co. We got this very nice 5 1/2' sign from a collector friend in Iowa and plan on putting it up on a Banjo Pole at the new Lakeside Event Center. The hunting was the fun part! Of course the surprise was found when we tried putting it in a 6' ring on a pole and since its Canadian, it has to be an odd size! Obviously we either have to find the unfindable odd size ring or make one ourselves. We shall see which comes first?
This very cool Chevron porcelain sign is a NOS sign that we purchased from a Collector in Idaho that was found in the original wrapping paper and had never been displayed until we got it. It appears to be a late 1950s sign and very rare in this condition. Another great addition to the Lakeside Storage Museum.
1942 HALF TRACK
This 1942 White half Track was used in The European assault during WWII with the American armored division. It originally weighed about 34,000 lbs and was armed with a 50 cal and two 30 cal machine guns. They were built of 1/4" armor plate and designed to travel at up to 50 mph. We found this in Mt Pleasant Utah. After the war these could be purchased from the government very inexpensively and were often used by farmers to pull plows etc. obviously they stripped off the heavy armament for farm use.
The Ashland Oil Co was founded in 1927 in Ashland Kentucky by a guy named Paul Blazer and had a very long aggressive history of buying up other oil and chemical companies until 2007 when it divested itself of the gas/oil division. The Brand never actually made it to Utah until now.
The sign is flashy and different and fits great along the row of 108 standing signs at Lakeside Storage.
We bought this Carbon Fiber racing model P-51 mustang from the Estate of a war hero that had 3 Purple Hearts , as well as a bronze and silver Stars for bravery.
The P-51 was the finest, fastest and most advanced fighter plane every built and with its 1680 hp Merlin engine, made by Rolls Royce, it was the fastest plane in WWII. It out gunned and out flew any of its rivals and dramatically helped turn the war in the Allies favor.
We were very fortunate to have this plane offered to the Lakeside Storage Museum by the wife of its owner after he died an unexpected death in 2014.
The famous Flying Tiger shark mouth as well as the red tail paint were added by us to remind us of many of our heroes that have kept America and the world free from tyrants. God Bless America!
This cute Little Cast aluminum Carrousel Horse was made in the late 1940s and was used on a Carrousel in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City I was told. It looks a little lonely all by itself surrounded by the antique gas pumps, but it remains a favorite of the little kids that come to visit the Lakeside Museum.
1910 GILBERT AND BARKER VISIBLE PUMP
This is a cute 1910-1915 Gilbert and Barker pre visible gas pump sporting the beautiful Crown globe used by Standard Oil. The globe is original as is the fabric covered hose. The pump belonged to an avid Salt Lake collector who died a few years ago and we bought this pump from his son.
These early pumps had no way of viewing the fuel passing through them and were not used much after the visible pumps became available in the late teens. We feel lucky to have this one in the Lakeside Storage Collection
This famous "Roman Column" Wayne Model 491 gas pump was the fanciest and most beautiful gas pump ever built by the Wayne Pump Company. It was built in the early 1920s and while the Column is actually of Greek design, it is called a Roman Column. Our Pump originally came from a Salt Lake City Supplier and was sold to the State Line Service Station in Wendover NV in the 1920s where a previous Employee of the Station purchased it as a memoir because both he and his father had worked at the Station as young men. When he found that his father had never actually pumped gas with it he lost interest and sold it to us at Lakeside a Storage in 2014 for our Collection.
The Pump has a 10 gal glass cylinder on the top in to which the operator pumps the gas and visually approves of it before dispensing it in to his vehicle. Remember that there were no filters in those days and lots of gas was very dirty and plugged carburetors. These were hand lever operated pumps and required no electricity. The fuel generally contained tetra ethyl lead to keep engine pinging down but was very toxic and is no longer used. These pumps are very rare and valuable selling at more than $25,000 these days! We feel very fortunate to have one at the Lakeside a storage Free Museum.
Check out our P-51 Mustang! While this plane is the carbon fiber racing model, the older Fighters with the 1680 HP Merlin engines scream with a deafening sound that is like an orchestra at its crescendo. In the case of the P-51 it screams with a sound of "I demand FREEDOM from tyranny"!
In 1936, Bob Wian sold his prized DeSoto Roadster to purchase a small hamburger stand in Glendale, California. He named it Bob’s Pantry.
One night in 1937, a regular customer requested something different for a change. Bob went to work and the first double-decker hamburger was born.
Customers couldn’t get enough of Bob’s new creation. One fan in particular was a chubby six year old boy in droopy overalls. He would often help Bob sweep up in exchange for a free burger. In honor of his young friend, Wian decided to name the better burger the Big Boy. Another regular customer, a movie animator, sketched the now famous character on a napkin.
We finally got the beautiful curved glass price windows installed in our newly restored Clear Vision 700 Double Head Gas Pump. With over 100 gas pumps on display in the free museum we don't usually restore them, but this is so beautiful and rare we couldn't resist making it look it's best. These pumps are actually Canadian pumps and very rare in the West. We are thrilled to have one!
We bought this cute Island Pump up in Idaho a while back and finally gave up on finding and American globe for it and settled today for the Chevron globe in the pics. I don't think they made a lot of these pumps and certainly not for very long. We've seen a few of them but they always seem priced too high. We bought this one with several other pumps and signs as a package deal so it came out better? Depends on how much one allocates for each item I guess? The fun was in the hunt anyway.
In the early days of autos there were no gas stations as we know them now. Places like drug stores and hardware stores etc. sold gas in these small roll out dispensers that they would put out in front of their stores. Gas tanks were small, car owners were few, and prices on gas were low. These portable gas dispensers were common in the early days.
This is another Tokheim 39 Computerized gas pump from the 30s. As you can see it has a small glass round ball near the top of the face through which the gas has to pass to get to the hose which allows you to see if the fuel is clean as you dispense it. This was still before filters were put on pumps to clean the fuel.