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This photo is a Pennzoil station located in Akron, Ohio, 1930's. What is the station owner/attendant (George Knofler) holding in his hand? Optional quiz - what kind of pumps and car?

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Savinsam #701187 Mon Dec 25 2017 10:03 AM
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Hi, Sam. Sorry, I can't help I.D. the gizmo Mr. Knofler is holding. But, just look at the slick tread on the car's sidemounted spare tire. Yes, times were very tough for many folks in the 1930's. John

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Looks like a Christmas light timer.


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Maybe a mileage calculator ?

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What Jack said about the tires - I had a friend who remembers driving with his family to the 1936 Ohio Worlds Exposition, and they had to change tires regularly there and back because of the flats. He said it was very common to get flats back then. Apparently neither the roads nor the tires were up to the technology of the automobile.

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Yes Nicole, my dad told me stories about totally worn out tires that they dealt with during the depression. They would put liners (boots) in the tires to protect the tubes. But the tubes would still get pinched from the uneven liners and go flat. Thus drivers back then carried tube repair kits and "fixed" their own flats along the road. Dad told me that on one occasion he stopped 7 times in 11 miles while hauling a small load on bad country road!


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