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Wordless Wednesday – March 23, 2011, Part 2

So when was the last time you think this was functional? Were those real prices or was it reset? I’ll give a pocket guide to the answer that makes the most sense. I’m looking for a year.

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Ancient Gas Pump with Crazy Gas Prices

Ancient Gas Pump with Crazy Gas Prices

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Your Comments I think this would have been used till about 1960. Price of gas in about 1960 was .33 gallon.


Wow! I can’t tell which number indicates what the actual price was. When was gas .22 gallon? Any idea?

You have just won a pocket guide! Please message me your address. Thanks, Elaine! 🙂


This Friday We will be celebrating our 44th Anniversary.
The year was 1967 and I remember gas prices to be .33 a gallon.
Here are some other “1967” facts:

Cost Of Living 1967

How Much things cost in 1967

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 2.78%

Yearly Inflation Rate UK 2.7%

Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 905

Average Cost of new house $14,250.00

Average Income per year $7,300.00

Average Monthly Rent $125.00

Gas per Gallon 33 cents

Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00

Movie Ticket$1.25

The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour




Year: 1935
Description: gas dispenser
Wayne Oil Tank & Pump Company….
The style was a stand alone pump, normally red, with a Sun decal on a white placard…the bottom line # was the adjustable gas price..the middle the gallons being pumped…with the total being the top line in dollars and cents….the focus on cents since gas was an average $0.19 a gallon back then…the light indicated when the tank was full…and there was a peculiar bell and clicking too…The pump was slow but not like there was much to do back then…


LOL… the pump was slow! Very cool information. Thank you, Ravel. I’ll send you a pocket guide, too, if you’d like to dm me your address.

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