Thanks to reader Bob Melusky, for today’s feature we have five images of Emerson’s Service Station located in East Hartford, Connecticut. In addition to offering “General Auto Repairing” two grades of gasoline were available at the Station: Tydol “Ethel” premium grade and “Flying A” regular. The motor fuels and “Veedol” oil and lubricants were products offered by the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey on the East Coast; Tydol was later purchased by J Paul Getty before WWII.
The pictures appear to range from the 1930s to the early post-war years; however it is not known how long Emerson’s continued to operate as a filling station and garage. In the late-1950s the building was torn down, although another old gasoline station is still located at the corner of Burnside Avenue and Mary Street in East Hartford.