After seeing one of these 3 D Dino's in a collection in Tenn a few years ago I knew that we needed one in the Lakeside Storage Museum. After years of hunting and travels I finally got my wish and we stood this up where the SOC sign had previously been located. The sign came from Iowa and the Dino from Texas. The Dino is 9' long. I love it!
Dino's at Lakeside Storage have started reproducing like mice and now they're everywhere you look! I see little kids riding on them so they must be tame? Maybe I'll give it a try myself if I can get up the guts to get on one without a saddle. Two years ago when I thought I could ride a horse bareback that our son was looking at buying I wound up with a broken pelvis out of the rodeo he put me through so I'm more careful nowadays! No smarter, but more careful!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.