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Pyroil -“The Wonder Gas”

Most of you will no doubt recognize the Pyroil brand as a trademarked name for a line of automotive chemicals offered today by the Ashland Oil Company. But in 1932, the year of our photo, it was also a brand of gasoline that was being heavily promoted. The side mount cover on the snappy looking…

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The Essex Chicken Patrol

We were taken by the graphics that the Walter M. Murphy Motors Company chose to use in order to promote Hudson’s new-for-1929 model, the Essex “Challenger”. They’re posed here in front of the Pasadena, California City Hall with three models in uniforms that were apparently color co-ordinated to each car. Perhaps Murphy hoped that buyers…

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