Texaco "Fire-Chief" Gasoline Pump, circa 1940

Wayne Pump Company1938/1942

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

By the 1940s, drivers watched "computing" pumps like this Texaco Fire-Chief pump automatically calculate the amount of gasoline and the price. This type of pump did away with price charts used by service station attendants. Internal, calibrated gear sets turned numbered wheels allowing quick and easy fill ups and payments.

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  • Title: Texaco "Fire-Chief" Gasoline Pump, circa 1940
  • Creator: Wayne Pump Company
  • Date Created: 1938/1942
  • Location: United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne
  • Subject Keywords: Gasoline pumps, Automobiles, Gasoline, Service stations, Texaco, inc.
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=81644
  • Object Name: Gasoline pump
  • Object ID: 87.196.25
  • Image ID: THF101934
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Fletcher Oil Company.