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Tel-Gas Corporation sales album

1965-1966
 Collection
Accession: 2022-206

Abstract

The Tel-Gas Corporation manufactured, sold, and leased remote-control self-service gasoline station pumps and other allied equipment. Herbert W. Timms (1929-2014) was an oil industry specialist and inventor. One of his inventions was gas pumps that could be activated by an attendant inside a convenience store and automatically reset. This item is an album containing a sales sample promotional catalog and photographs dating from 1965 to 1966.

Dates

  • 1965-1966

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Physical Description

1 album : containing 2 catalogs. 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 4 press releases. 1 price list. 1 equipment uses. 1 letter. 1 sales chart. Removed from the original binder for preservation purposes. Binder not retained. Rehoused in archival album box.

Historical Note

The Tel-Gas Corporation manufactured, sold, and leased remote-control self-service gasoline station pumps and other allied equipment. The firm was founded by Herbert W. Timms (1929-2014), an oil industry specialist and inventor. In 1964, Timms invented pumps that could be activated by an attendant inside a convenience store and automatically reset. This technological innovation changed labor costs for service and gas stations and changed the architecture and amenities at gas stations. In 1973, the Tel-Gas pay-at-the-pump, with credit card system was introduced.

Scope and Contents

This item is an album containing a sales sample promotional catalog and photographs. It includes a Tokheim catalog for an automated system for gas stations that promoted self-service gasoline. The photographic prints depict gas stations using self-serve pumps. There is a Tel-Gas pamphlet, four press releases about services and equipment, a price list, and a letter from Herbert W. Timms to a gas station owner considering installing Tel-Gas self-service pumps.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for reseach.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Tel-Gas Corporation sales album
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2022
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400