As roads improved across the United States in the early part of the 20th century travel by automobile increased in ease and service stations sprung up beside the new highways and byways to sell food and fuel.
Lighting along the way was mostly non-existent so in the dark of night sometimes the only way a driver could see a station was by the Glow Of their Glass Gaspump Globes. By this marker they knew the station was open, what brand of gas was in the pump and what Grade was being sold.
By the 1960 almost all the old fashioned Globe Pumps had been replaced with shorter more modern versions.
They have certainly not disappeared from the scene however with originals being sold to museums and collectors while reproductions add a touch of nostalgia to everything from banks to clocks and as living rooms instead of service islands.
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