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Second Thursday Talk – Gas Pumps – Dispensing Fuel

From Buckets and Art Deco Pumps sought after by collectors to the latest innovations.

Presented by Museum Docent Chair Rod Smith

Enjoy a 30-minute talk, Q&A, refreshments and a unique piece of history.

Free to Museum members. Included with paid admission. Otherwise, $5 per person to attend the talk.

The gasoline pump has evolved over the years, beginning in 1885 with the first kerosene pump manufactured by Sylvanus Freelove (S.F.) Bowser of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Over the years the style and design have often changed. So how did gas pumps–or, “filling stations,” as you might know them–come to be? Join us for our upcoming historical talk to learn more.

Speaker: Rod Smith heads the docent program at the National Automobile Museum and is retired from Chevron after 34 years in refinery and pipeline management. He served as Operations and Maintenance Manager of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium and lived in Russia from 1998 until retirement in 2001, building an oil pipeline from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea. Other positions with Chevron included engineer in the Richmond Refinery, Chief Engineer of the Hawaiian Refinery, Division Manager of Chevron Pipeline’s Salt Lake Division, President of the Utah Petroleum Association, and Business Unit Manager of Chevron Pipeline’s California operations.

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