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Old 05-15-2022, 01:59 PM
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Some of these machines were located outside the store 24 hours a day. A couple of times at night we got a bottle opener and a cup, pulled the door to the machine open, popped the bottle cap off and let the soda pour into the cup. FREE soda !
Thinking out side the box: laughing: my brother bought one of those old soda machines and put his beer in it.

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A memory we wish we could see again today - gas prices from our younger days !

It was likely 1968 when I got a driver's learner's permit at 15 years old, and gas prices over $1 were unheard of when I was a kid, here are some signs I found online, notice even the prices in the more recent of the photos (Chevron - 1978) were still under $1.00

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Thinking out side the box: laughing: my brother bought one of those old soda machines and put his beer in it.
We had those in the Army

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I remember us having something like this when I was a kid, probably could use one now to keep track of when I'm in the doghouse with my wife from times I don't get my chores done
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A memory we wish we could see again today - gas prices from our younger days !

It was likely 1968 when I got a driver's learner's permit at 15 years old, and gas prices over $1 were unheard of when I was a kid, here are some signs I found online, notice even the prices in the more recent of the photos (Chevron - 1978) were still under $1.00

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Not only were gas prices low but the gas stations tried to get you into their station with all kinds of giveaways.....S&H green stamps, all kinds of dishes, and collector "coins", Sunoco had Sunny Dollars, and probably a couple dozen things I don't even remember. There were also "gas wars" where stations would sell gas at the lowest price possible to get you into their shop. In 1965 there was a gas war that I remember and one station was selling their gas for 19.9 cents per gallon. The local Hess station offered free gas if you filled your tank and the pump automatically shut off at $1.11, $2.22, $3.33, and so on.
The attendant would pump your gas, check your oil and wipe your windshield. Some of them even wore uniforms of the company they represented.
One New England company advertised on TV. The company was Jenny and was pretty much a Massachusetts company.
They had a jingle that went like this...
You can save a pretty penny,
Buy your gasoline at Jenny,
Jenny is so good to your car.

Atlantic Gas had their own jingle.....that went as follows:
Atlantic keeps your car on the go.....
For business, for pleasure,
In any kind of weather,
Atlantic keeps your car on the go.
We had Calso, Flying "A", Atlantic, Richfield, Chevron, and Phillips 66, none of which are around anymore.

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Originally Posted by diggin4clad View post
Not only were gas prices low but the gas stations tried to get you into their station with all kinds of giveaways.....S&H green stamps, all kinds of dishes, and collector "coins", Sunoco had Sunny Dollars, and probably a couple dozen things I don't even remember. There were also "gas wars" where stations would sell gas at the lowest price possible to get you into their shop. In 1965 there was a gas war that I remember and one station was selling their gas for 19.9 cents per gallon. The local Hess station offered free gas if you filled your tank and the pump automatically shut off at $1.11, $2.22, $3.33, and so on.
The attendant would pump your gas, check your oil and wipe your windshield. Some of them even wore uniforms of the company they represented.
One New England company advertised on TV. The company was Jenny and was pretty much a Massachusetts company.
They had a jingle that went like this...
You can save a pretty penny,
Buy your gasoline at Jenny,
Jenny is so good to your car.

Atlantic Gas had their own jingle.....that went as follows:
Atlantic keeps your car on the go.....
For business, for pleasure,
In any kind of weather,
Atlantic keeps your car on the go.
We had Calso, Flying "A", Atlantic, Richfield, Chevron, and Phillips 66, none of which are around anymore.
Yep, I can remember they would even check your oil and clean your windshield too

I remember when there was no self-service, you drove over the small hose that made the bell ring so they knew they had a customer waiting for gas. I do remember the glass giveaways though I am sure there were others I don't remember offhand.

We had a Phillips 66 about a block away, I liked walking there as a kid because it had a candy vending machine that was the only source in the area for one of my favorite candies (the candy was okay, but I was more interested in what surprise novelty toy I'd find inside
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Your post reminded me there was an old Texaco jingle I used to hear on the old tv commercial, also found a few other old commercials online.

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1960s Texaco Jingle


Everybody goes to Gino's commercial


Adams Sour Gum Commercial 1960's


Slinky commercial 1960's

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Default Do you Rember these signs ? BURMA-Shave

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Don't remember that particular sign but long ago I seem to remember seeing something online about how Burma shave would use multiple signs, but don't remember if I saw any in person or not, I just hoped they put them in a non-busy section of road so as not to be too much of a distraction in a busy area wouldn't want anyone having a "close shave" on the road

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Don't remember that particular sign but long ago I seem to remember seeing something online about how Burma shave would use multiple signs, but don't remember if I saw any in person or not, I just hoped they put them in a non-busy section of road so as not to be too much of a distraction in a busy area wouldn't want anyone having a "close shave" on the road
There were lots of variations on the signs most i saw were in rural areas on the way to tourist attractions. We would see them on family vacations, and they would help pass the time.

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Found some more vintage stuff from back then

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Kellogg's Rice Krispies


ALPHA-BITS CEREAL


Let's All Go To The Lobby


Drive-in Goodnight


Pepsi Commercial 1960's

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I remember those "corny" ads at intermission. We had a number of drive-in theaters here back in the 1950's and only one had food that was "decent".
I remember one item they advertised called "Flavos". It was some kind of shrimp thing and my mother was always curious about it. Finally on one of our drive-in visits she decided to try it. My mother wasn't a picky eater and would eat most anything but when she finally got her "Flavos" she threw it away after only one bite.

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I remember those "corny" ads at intermission. We had a number of drive-in theaters here back in the 1950's and only one had food that was "decent".
I remember one item they advertised called "Flavos". It was some kind of shrimp thing and my mother was always curious about it. Finally on one of our drive-in visits she decided to try it. My mother wasn't a picky eater and would eat most anything but when she finally got her "Flavos" she threw it away after only one bite.
Don't remember ever hearing of "Flavos" but I'm guessing the name "Flavos" didn't seem to equate to "flavor"

I seem to remember our local drive-in that I would walk to and sit on one of the benches outside the concession stand had "shrimp rolls" but they were one of the more expensive items so I don't remember ever trying theirs, my concession stand budget as a kid made me want to choose the less expensive items that would fill me up more, like the boxes of popcorn

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Found some more vintage commercials from way back

1960's SpaghettiO's commercial


CHEF BOYARDEE pizza kit


Jiffy Pop popcorn


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.....and some more vintage commercals

Mister Softee vintage commercial


1960's IDEAL Christmas Toy TV Commercial
(as a kid a "wish list" toy I never got )

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....and even a couple more for now.....

Teaberry Gum commercial


Maxwell House Coffee


(even though I didn't start drinking coffee until I was aboard ship in the Navy, I remember as a kid enjoying the smell of the fresh ground 8 o'Clock coffee they would fresh grind at the checkout lane of the A&P grocery store)

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