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 Posted: Wed Jun 23rd, 2010 02:58 pm
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Herb Kephart



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Thanks, guys!

Rainbow and Rock City signs I don't remember, but Burma-Shave--you bet!

I love the old "ghost" signs, faded, on the side of buildings.

There is a sign on the side of a brick building in Downingtown PA, that says

HYDRAULIC
GASOLENE (sic)
STORAGE

Now the storage part is easy- in the early days people with cars that lived in towns, and did not have a garage at their home, often kept their cars. in large "public" garages. There, their vehicles were out of the rain and snow, could be serviced by the attendant, and kept warm (relatively) in the winter.

But how many of you know what "hydraulic gasolene" means?

Hint- it was not only a potential car problem, but Al Gore would have been all over it.


Herb :old dude:



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