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The American Gas Station Hardcover – April 1, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks Intl; 2nd Edition edition (April 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0879385944
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879385941
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the curbside gas pumps of the 1920s, to the full-service, uniformed attendants of the 1930s-50s, to today's self-service stations, Witzel thoroughly educates the reader about the history of a little considered, but important need for the motoring public. The text is well written and traces the gas station's history chronologically, while the illustrations provide the reader with a poignant reminder of a time when many things in life were much simpler. -- Vette Magazine - Book of the Month, September 1997

About the Author

Michael Karl Witzel is an award-winning author and photographer. As America's premier chronicler of car culture and roadside phenomena, his work has been published in Invention & Technology, Rider, Motorhome, Volkswagen World, and Route 66 magazine. His "Roadside America" column appears monthly in Mobilia magazine.

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Member, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 1999
Format: Paperback
Do you know when and where the first oil well was found? Did you know that in the early 1900's any shopkeeper with a curb and an idea could have his own commercial gas pump? Do you know what a lubester is? If these answers interest you, as well as the history of the rise of the gas station as we know it, check out The American Gas Station. Michael Witzel takes readers on a hundred fifty year tour of the gas and oil business, from the first gush in Titusville, PA, to the breakup of Standard Oil Company to the advent of self-service stations. Lots of interesting information and great photos - a treat for any automotive enthusiast. - Leila Dunbar, writer, Mobilia.com
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Lisa C. Santana on January 12, 2008
Format: Paperback
We bought this book as a Christmas present for my husband's 85-year-old uncle who used to own a Texaco station in Iowa. We thought he'd like it, but he LOVED it! He started skimming through it immediately, pointing at photos and talking with his grand-nephew all about the old days, old gas prices and pumps, and his own experiences at his station. It was the best present we ever bought him and certainly the best received present this Christmas, 2007.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eric on February 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Purchased as gift and was a resounding success. He's in gas biz and I definitely suggest for anyone in that trade.
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By Caden on August 19, 2014
Format: Hardcover
The book came in great shape.
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