This set of photos were taken for the Signal Gas and Oil Company in 1934, apparently for an in-house campaign to show Signal Gasoline station attendants how poor working habits annoy customers and damage their vehicles. Each of the three images demonstrates instances of messy and careless practices that can scratch painted and chrome-plated surfaces and also allow dirt to get into the consumers motor oil.
The cars in the pictures appear to be a 1933 Plymouth five-window coupe above, and below a 1933 Chevrolet two-door sedan. Signal gasoline was the Company’s high-test fuel, and the Peerless blend was the lower-priced unleaded alternative.
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