Gasoline Alley – The Sharmeter

In addition to classic cars, Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park also has a large number of old gasoline pumps and gauges on display. The elegant pump stations and rotary dials volume dials are a fascinating look into our past. Such time and care was put into making each pump unique and as beautiful as possible – something that just doesn’t happen these days. I’d love to see the gallons (or liters here in Canada) rack up on a rotary dial each time I fill up – ahhh, the good old days.

Dave DiCello - September 14, 2011 - 7:35 am

What a cool idea Heath, I really love the details!

Chris Nitz - September 14, 2011 - 7:54 am

You are so right about the construction of things from the past, and these gauges are a clear indicator of that. It is the small details I miss most. Cars with sleek curves, the little details on these gauges, and stuff that did not come with a planned obsolescence date. Good stuff today, Heath!

Len Saltiel - September 14, 2011 - 8:10 am

You can really see the workmanship here Heath. Love the details.

A.Barlow - September 14, 2011 - 8:58 am

Love these things. IMHO would make a fine addition to some steam-punk contraption 🙂

Chris Frailey - September 14, 2011 - 9:17 am

Nice throw back to the old days. Who needs digital crap. 🙂

Scott Ackerman - September 14, 2011 - 11:01 am

Nice crop. I dig it!

Curt Fleenor - September 14, 2011 - 11:26 am

Digging the framing Heath!

Rick - September 14, 2011 - 4:23 pm

Great detail, Heath! I so prefer these analog gauges to digital.

Chris DeAngelis - September 15, 2011 - 8:01 am

Nice framing and colors.