Today we take a look at four filling stations active in Cincinnati, Ohio, between the years of 1939 and ’59. The lead image dated to November 29, 1939, by the source is appropriate for this time of year. It features four Neptune Chemical Pump Company motor fuel dispensers at a Pepper gasoline station located in the Cincinnati. The Oil Company’s “Winter Lightning” blend of gasoline, then as now, was blended to improve vaporization in cold temperatures to improve winter starting.
Please share with us what you find of interest in these photographs courtesy of the Cincinnati Museum Center.
- The Skurow Brothers filling station and garage was located at 727 West 4th St. when this City property records photograph was taken on September 1, 1959.
- This Sohio Standard Oil Co. filling station was located at 964 West Court St. when this City property records photograph was taken on September 1, 1959.
- Neptune Chemical Pump Company fuel dispensers standing like silent sentry’s photographed on November 1, 1939 at a Crest Oil Company filling station in the City.