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3-Star Service Station

This was an actual garage on River Street in Moose Jaw. The truck is a 1929 Model AA Ford. The kerosene was used for coal oil lamps and stoves. The grey box on the left side of the truck is an oil dispenser. The attendant would fill a glass bottle with oil by turning the hand crank, then fill the oil reservoir in the motor. It was common to have dirt floors in garages; that way, when oil or gas was spilt, it seeped into the ground. (Now, environmental lawas forbid such dumping of oil and agas except in certain areas.)

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