Friday, September 7, 2012

Craig Oil Co. Esso Stations 1933 Erie PA

-Ad in Erie Dispatch-Herald, July 21, 1933.
Craig Oil Company had two Esso gas stations in Erie, PA in 1933; one at 12th and Sassafras Street and one at 26th and French Street near Academy High School. They opened a brand new super service station on the southeast corner of East 6th and Parade Street on July 22, 1933. The company planned to open a fourth station at West 12th and Liberty Street in the fall of 1933.

John W. Craig owned the Craig Oil Co. He invited people to watch a free demonstration of a 5-minute oil change and get a free 8 oz. bottle of Coca-Cola just for visiting the new service station on July 22nd.

Craig Oil was an agent for the Standard Oil Company of Pennsylvania. The stations sold Essolene gasoline

1 comment:

  1. This post cracked me up from memories of long ago.

    Standard Oil had a mascot of a bumble bee.
    Standard Oil was soon "SO", which morphed to "ESSO".
    When combined with their mascot, they became what they are...
    an "Esso Bee".

    Great blog young lady. Keep 'em coming!