Today’s feature image is a promotional photo taken at a Gulf Station run by partners named Patterson and Holland; the facility is in an unknown location. The object of the promo is Gulf “Valvetop” Oil, an engine top end lubricant, one of many its type which was popular at the time for adding a small amount of extra oil to the intake valve faces, stems and the upper cylinder walls.
A service station attendant in front of a 1947 Studebaker coupe is holding a can of the top end lube and showing it to a customer, a crudely lettered rack filled with cans of the engine potent is visible on the gas pump island on the far-left. The banner hanging over the “Good” Gulf and Gulf “No-Nox” pumps is advertising Gulf “Pride” motor oil. Note the small AC spark plug box attached to the lamp pole just behind the car.
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