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|1934 Atlas Tire Truck
In the 1930's, Chevron, through Atlas Supply Company, was the first to bring tires and batteries to customers through its gasoline and filling stations.
|1934 Zerolene Van
In the 1920's and '30's Zerolene set the standard in motor oil for West Coast Motorists.
|1934 Red Crown Tanker
In the 1920's and '30's Red Crown provided the West Coast with quality, no-knock gasoline and the most advanced aircraft fuel of the day.
|1939 Chevy RPM Pickup
These versatile pick-ups helped Chevron deliver its high-quality motor oils and other petroleum products to customers throughout its marketing area.
|1920 Model T Red Crown Tanker
Red Crown, one of the most popular gasolines in the '20's, was often distributed in this forerunner of the modern-day tank truck.
|Dennis Refinery Fire Truck|
|1936 Packard Standard Announcer Car
Standard Oil Announcer-Cars became a familiar sight in California at major events. Crowds visiting the U.S.S. Constitution in Los Angeles, the opening of Yosemite - Wawona Tunnel and Red Bluff Rodeo were all greeted by announcements from Standard Oil Cars.
|1933 Atlas Tire Truck
Atlas tire trucks became a familiar sight on Southern streets in 1931 when Standard Oil introduced a full line of tires, batteries and accessories to be sold at service stations.
|1900 Polarine Horse Drawn Truck
In the arly 1900's, horse drawn wagons were used to deliver kerosene and other Standard Oil products to grocery and hardware stores.
|1927 Red Crown Tanker
The Spirit of St. Louis was fueled by this type of Standard Oil Truck for Charles Lindbergh's historic flight to Paris, May 21, 1927. Lindbergh preferred Standard gasoline as he found it would give him, "a little more range for the gallon".
|Zerolene 1911 Chain Drive Tanker
Standard Oil purchased the South's first tank truck in 1911. It was built in Kentucky and featured a riveted tank and attached bucket box for measuring cans.
|Chevron 1936 Farm Delivery Truck
In the 1930's fueling farm equipment became big business. Delivery of fuel and lubricants with this modern equipment enabled farmers to keep operating costs low.
|1937 Aviation Fuel Semi Truck & Trailer
Standard Oil's aviation market grew by leaps and bounds in the 1930's. Tank trucks such as this one made deliveries in Dinner Key, FL of aviation fuel to Pan American Clipper Airliners flying to South America and around the world.
|1902 Horse Drawn Stove Oil Tank Wagon
In the early years of the automobile, Standard Oil was a pioneer in the delivery of gasoline, kerosene and lubricants to "filling stations" in these horse drawn wagons. In 1914 there were still 794 harness vehicles in use throughout Standard's field, principally in rural territory.
|1935 Streamline Gas Tanker
This streamline tank truck was considered to be the most attractive and efficent to be seen on any highway. Beneath its pleasing outline are compartments that carry 1,600 gallons of fuel. The cab interior was as comfortable as any car of the time. With introduction it became the mainstay of the West Coast and Standard Oil Company's British Columbia fleet.
|1927 Ford Model T Pearl Oil Van
Pearl Oil was especially clean burning kerosene for oil heaters, cook stoves and lamps, and the van proudly displayed the newly incorporated name, Standard Oil Co. or California.
|1939 Ford Roof Coating Flat Bed
In the 1930's and '40's asphalt-type roof coatings were distributed to retailers in 5 gallon pails in large quantities using specially designed flat bed trucks.
|1937 Six Wheel Refined Oil Truck
As service station volumes increased, larger capacity tankers such as this six wheeler were utilized to make deliveries from the mid 1930's through the late 1940's. The updated winged "V" Chevron logo was introduced in the Fall of 1946.
|1941 4-Wheel Exploration Van
Exploration teams went to the farthest most difficult areas of the world in equipment such as this 4-wheel drive van. This heavy duty truck carried geologists and seismic equipment on their search for new fields through areas impassible to regular vehicle equipment.
|1936 Ladder and Pump Truck
Designed for power, speed and versatility, this 1936 Pump Truck stood by to combat any emergency on the refinery grounds with superbly trained crews ready to roll.
|1932 Atlas Service Vehicle
In the early 1930's Standard and dealers started buying service trucks and offered road service to motorists in distress. Replacing the rumble seat with a small bed gave extra carrying capacity to this model. It was also very effectively used as a "company car" for Standard Oil sales personnel.
|GMC Tanker Delivery||Mobile Crane||Cargo Truck|
|1930 Model A Refinery Bus
In the early years as public transportation was not directly available to Richmond Refinery, Standard provided a shuttle service from the public line to the refinery as an accommodation to the many refinery workers in the models similar to this 10-passenger bus.
|1935 Ford V-8 Semi Truck and Trailer
The movement of drums and cases filled with various petroleum products required a heavy duty truck and trailer with a flexible loading and unloading capability. Therefore the development of the "stake" bed for easy access to various Product locations.
|1939 Chevrolet Panel Van
The Atlas Panel Van was developed as a sales and instructional tool for Atlas Supply Co. Designed to visit various Standard sales offices and dealers, it brought the latest in tire, battery and accessory product information and training.
|1934 Ford Lab Unit #2
|1937 Standard Aircraft Refueler
|1934 Chevy Stake Truck
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