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Gilbarco Island Store Deluxe Gasoline Pump

According to the Gilbarco Veeder-Root history page, Charles Gilbert, and John Barker first partnered together in 1865 to build the Springfield Gas Machine that converted crude petroleum distillates into a gas vapor used to light buildings. Later in 1911 the Company designed and manufactured its first hand-operated pump that is pictured courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum…

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