Hey, youngster, I remember .19 cent gas, 1963. Yup, they were all giving away something to get your business.
Here in Orygun, we are NOT allowed to pump our own gas, it's a law to enable more employment. BUT, you must wash your own windshield , check your oil & air your tires. The employment does not require such customer luxuries !!! Just more gov. bullshit controls !!!
AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE 1960s PROMOTIONAL FILM "DAY OF INFAMY" OIL & GASOLINE 51614 PeriscopeFilm
Published on Dec 18, 2018
This early 1960s black and white film about the development of the oil industry “Presents true stories of progress at work by the American Petroleum Institute” and is broken out into four segments. “1919.” The film opens with a couple in a 1919 touring car, with a ‘Just Married’ sign is on the back. The car runs out of the gas. A spare can of gasoline is strapped to the running board. He lifts up the front seat to access the fuel tank and the can is empty. The groom pushes the car, his bride steering (:08-1:12). The film forwards to the 1950s. A family rides in a convertible and passes a Citadel service station (1:13-1:39). Oil refineries are shown (1:49). Scientists perform experiments at a research facility (1:52-2:10). A gasoline station attendant in a uniform and hat waits on a car at a Citadel station (2:11-2:42). “Heap Good Medicine.” Two Seneca Indians re-enact crossing an oily stream in Pennsylvania in the early 1800s. A female Indian rubs this liquid on her husband’s shoulder (2:44-3:11). A reenactment shows Samuel Kier, eventual founder of the American petroleum industry, in his office holding a bottle of “Kier’s Rock Oil”, which he bottled and sold as a cure for most everything (3:12-3:45). 1859, Drake, the land agent, digs at the site to get more. He drills for oil and makes a muddy mess, eventually drilling using a pipe. He drops a chain into it, and it’s covered in oil when he pulls it up (3:46-6:25). A 1960s drilling rig is shown in action, as well as off-shore rigs (6:26-7:10). “Lindy Hop.” 1920s, a woman dances the Lindy Hop with a group of sailors. Another dances the Charleston. Actual footage of early airplane prototypes are shown failing, including one in which the pilot is tossed into the air while the plane loops in flight. The Wright Brothers plane flies, as does Lindbergh to Paris to an awaiting crowd. The Spirit of St. Louis is compared to a 1960s Boeing (7:11-8:30). A gasoline station attendant in a uniform and hat works at a Citadel gas station (8:31-8:43). A woman carries groceries to her car. A “Shop at Jerry’s Market” sign is on a building across the street (8:44-8:49). A Citadel gas pump is shown (8:50). “Day of Infamy.” Flames rise from a ship on December 7th, 1941. Bombs are dropped on Pearl Harbor and explode (8:52-9:45. Soldiers wade through water and gather on-shore. Higgins boats carry soldiers over the water. Cannons fire and bombs are released from planes (9:18-10:28). Tanks roll and transport trucks drive through damaged villages (10:29-10:46). Admiral Chester Nimitz and General George Marshall are shown, both of who gave public statements that oil helped win the war (10:49-11:09). Barrels of oil are rolled by soldiers onto the back of a truck (11:11-11:18). A plane is refueled mid-air and a BOMARC missile launched (11:19-11:41). A drilling rig is shown up close and in action (11:42-12:10). Pearl Harbor is covered in explosions (12:11-12:20).
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One of my first jobs in high school was a gas jockey. Everything was still FULL SERVICE back then, pump the gas, check the oil, radiator if it was not hot, Wash and Wipe dry FRONT and BACK windshields.
AND DO NOT FORGET THEIR FARGIN' TOP VALUE STAMPS. Some places were S&H GREEN Stamps. 95-100+ degree day, no breeze, humid as a swamp, and people lined up bumper to bumper to get gasoline and the "Deluxe Treatment".
I had one co-worker get drunk and pass out from breathing fumes halfway through our shift one day. I had to drag his ass into the garage as it was the coolest place and no cars were getting worked on. He was F'd up the rest of the shift and I'm running around like a one-armed paper hanger being bitched at by every other car load.
Boss come in on next shift and has the gaul to ask "How was your day"?