We bring to your attention a selection of interesting facts about the gas station
Did you know that
… Did the gas stations come to us from pharmaceuticals?
… the first gas station appeared in Germany at a pharmacy and was initially considered by the owners only as a side business?
… the first car at the gas station was refueled in 1888, the customer became Cecilia Bertha Benz, the wife of the German automotive pioneer Karl Benz?
… the first independent gas station appeared in St. Louis (USA) in 1905, 17 years after its prototype?
… the world’s oldest operating gas station was opened in 1909 in the USA?
… initially, the gas stations were one or two tanks on supports, from which hoses ran, and gasoline flowed into the tank of the car by gravity?
… gas stations began to take on a familiar look for our time in the 1910s-1920s: large signs were installed to attract customers, the first shops selling spare parts began to appear at gas stations?
… in the late 1920s-early 1930s, a new type of pump for gas stations appeared, its principle of operation was as follows: first, gasoline came up into a glass tank, from where the hose entered the gas tank. Thus, the buyer could personally verify its purity?
… in the Russian Empire, the first gas station was built in 1911, when the Imperial Automobile Society signed an agreement with the Br Partnership. Nobel” regarding “Petrol stations”?