More rusty . . .

by bookindian

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After looking at the old gas pumps yesterday . . . I drove out to Darwin, an old mining town near Death Valley to check out two old gas pumps in front of the town’s abandoned post office . . .

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I think someone lives behind the closed door and boarded-up windows . . .

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Both of the gas pumps were manufactured by the Boyle-Dayton Company of Los Angeles back around 1920 . . . There were two styles of the VIZO Pump . . . a hand operated model, and the the air/hand operated version. The pumps in Darwin are the hand operated model.

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. . . one pump has a faded old Shell logo . . .

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. . . here’s another look.

And the other pump . . .

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Green Streak Gasoline logos hiding under a coat of yellow-orange paint . . . a THICK coat of yellow-orange paint.

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Green Streak Gasoline was a product of the Shell Oil Company . . .

A woman sold two Green Streak Gasoline signs on an E-Bay auction, for $6,400.00!! She had paid $8.00 for the pair originally . . . uh . . .

. . . that’s how I spent most of the day.

Sometimes it seems that as a private contractor . . . an exhibit research/design consultant . . . I have the opportunity to continually expand actual experience with whatever objects I am developing content/context for . . .

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All photos were taken with my iPod Touch cam, all rights reserved.

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