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Petrol Collection

"Fueling the Past and Powering the Present: Unveiling Petrol's Timeless Legacy" From roaring engines to historic landmarks

Background imagePetrol Collection: Advert for Pratts Ethyl Petrol, c1928

Advert for Pratts Ethyl Petrol, c1928

Background imagePetrol Collection: 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe - Signalflare Red

1966 Ford Mustang Coupe - Signalflare Red
Ford Mustang 1966 Red

Background imagePetrol Collection: Esso petrol station uniform 1970. Creator: Unknown

Esso petrol station uniform 1970. Creator: Unknown
Esso petrol station uniform 1970

Background imagePetrol Collection: Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe

Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage, Boscawen Road, Perranporth, Perranzabuloe, Cornwall. Around 1925
The Red House Restaurant and Donald Healey's Garage with a fully laden charabanc AF 3771 outside and three other vehicles including a small sports car and two motor bikes

Background imagePetrol Collection: Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding

Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding and the BP Tanker British Hazel in dock. Date: 1963

Background imagePetrol Collection: 1st Petrol Fire-Engine

1st Petrol Fire-Engine
A combination fire-fighting engine, with chemical fire extinguishing apparatus and a fire-escape ladder. This model was the first petrol motor fire-engine in the world

Background imagePetrol Collection: Invention of the Cube Car

Invention of the Cube Car. This box-like car, designed by French-Vietnamese designer and engineer Quasar Kahn, was produced in limited numbers between 1967

Background imagePetrol Collection: MG RV8 1998 Blue dark

MG RV8 1998 Blue dark

Background imagePetrol Collection: Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7

Petrol station, Old Brompton Road, London SW7
Brew Brothers petrol station in Old Brompton Road, London SW7, where a fire and explosion occurred in a basement store, 20 July 1957

Background imagePetrol Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePetrol Collection: Dodge Challenger RT SE

Dodge Challenger RT SE

Background imagePetrol Collection: Terminal Building, Cork Airport, Republic of Ireland

Terminal Building, Cork Airport, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imagePetrol Collection: GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine

GLC-LFB - Dual purpose pump fire engine
The GLC-LFB was created on 1 April 1965. A series of photos was commissioned of each type of fire engine, either within or absorbed into the enlarged London Fire Brigade

Background imagePetrol Collection: Advert for Pratts original spirit (petrol), 1925

Advert for Pratts original spirit (petrol), 1925, London Date: 1925

Background imagePetrol Collection: National petrol advert

National petrol advert for the National benzole mixture which gives more miles per gallon

Background imagePetrol Collection: Ilford Esso petrol station with Leyland tanker making delivery 1964. Creator: Unknown

Ilford Esso petrol station with Leyland tanker making delivery 1964. Creator: Unknown
Ilford Esso petrol station with Leyland tanker making delivery 1964

Background imagePetrol Collection: The Goodies, on the perfect answer to petrol rationing, ride their three seater tandem

The Goodies, on the perfect answer to petrol rationing, ride their three seater tandem bicycle in London, Wednesday 21st November 1973

Background imagePetrol Collection: Scene at a petrol station

Scene at a petrol station, with an attendant filling up a car

Background imagePetrol Collection: Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines

Turriff-Burden advertisement - Iraq oil pipelines
Advertisement for Turriff-Burden Ltd of Brentford, UK, who supplied 315 miles of pipeline for the Iraq Petroleum Company in the 1960s. Date: 1961

Background imagePetrol Collection: Refuelling in a Mini

Refuelling in a Mini
The modern female petrol pump operator, refuelling a car in her mini skirt

Background imagePetrol Collection: Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 1969 White

Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda 1969 White
Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda, 1969, White, Mercedes Benz, MER146208

Background imagePetrol Collection: Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924. Creator: Unknown

Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924. Creator: Unknown
Lawrences garage in Brixton, London 1924

Background imagePetrol Collection: CM21 8057 Ed China, 1902, De Dion Bouton

CM21 8057 Ed China, 1902, De Dion Bouton
Ed China, 1902, De Dion Bouton, London to Brighton Veteran Car run, 5th November, 2017, 5th November, 2017, 2017. antique, auto, automobiles, automotive, autos, Bonhams, Brighton, Britain, car, cars

Background imagePetrol Collection: Main Street, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

Main Street, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. Date: circa 1925

Background imagePetrol Collection: Enamel sign for Mobiloil

Enamel sign for Mobiloil
A fine enamel sign advertising Mobiloil, featuring the winged horse Pegasus, the company emblem and logo of Mobil. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imagePetrol Collection: Advertisement for Redex Engine treatment

Advertisement for Redex Engine treatment
A tin/alloy sign advertising Redex engine treatment which according to this advertisement - makes your car faster, smoother and cheaper to run. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imagePetrol Collection: ERC 1958: Liege-Rome-Liege Rally

ERC 1958: Liege-Rome-Liege Rally
AUGUST 25: Triumph TR3s dominate the gathering at a fuel stop during the Liege-Rome-Liege Rally on August 25, 1958. (Photo by LAT Images)

Background imagePetrol Collection: Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete

Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete
The Chauffeur of a coal-gas-driven car (to a gathering crowd): Wot are you anging around cre for? The Crowd: Please, Mister, we se waiting for the balloon to go up

Background imagePetrol Collection: Advertisement for Pratts petrol and motor oils

Advertisement for Pratts petrol and motor oils
Advertisement for Pratts high test petrol and motor oils, the essence of refinement. Date: circa 1930s

Background imagePetrol Collection: Street scene in Corfe Castle, Dorset

Street scene in Corfe Castle, Dorset
Street scene in the picturesque village of Corfe Castle, Dorset, with the Purbeck Garage on the left. Date: 20th century

Background imagePetrol Collection: Man on Road Photo

Man on Road Photo
Where is he going ? Is there a bus strike ? Is he composing verses in his head or elaborating philosophical concepts ? Or has his car run out of petrol ? 1950s

Background imagePetrol Collection: Poster advertising Benzole

Poster advertising Benzole
Poster advertising National Benzole Mixture, giving more miles per gallon

Background imagePetrol Collection: Redex Petrol Additive

Redex Petrol Additive
A tin/alloy sign advertising Redex petrol additive which makes the engine BETTER. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY*

Background imagePetrol Collection: Motor Shell Oil Advertisement

Motor Shell Oil Advertisement. Date: 1926

Background imagePetrol Collection: 1914 Estate Carriage

1914 Estate Carriage, 15 horse power, Hon. Patrick Lindsay Date: 1958

Background imagePetrol Collection: Old Baptist Church

Old Baptist Church - Black and white lantern slide. Old church converted to petrol station.. Part of Box 399. Boswell Collection. Date: circa 1900

Background imagePetrol Collection: American Roadside Gas Station and Barbershop

American Roadside Gas Station and Barbershop
American Roadside Gas Station, Hardings United Purity Stores and Barbershop Date: 1946

Background imagePetrol Collection: LCC-LFB Dennis petrol pump

LCC-LFB Dennis petrol pump
Supplied by Dennis of Guildford, Surrey, the latest in the range of petrol driven pumps supplied to the London Fire Brigade

Background imagePetrol Collection: Oil refinery worker

Oil refinery worker
MODEL RELEASED. Oil refinery worker checking the feed pre-heater in the hydrofining area of an oil refinery. The hydrofining area is where crude oil products are processed to remove impurities such

Background imagePetrol Collection: Ms Napier (bearded) besides F Edge

Ms Napier (bearded) besides F Edge in the four cylinder Napier racing car Date: 1902

Background imagePetrol Collection: Fair / Car Ride, Kings Lyn

Fair / Car Ride, Kings Lyn
A petrol car ride (owned by F Thompson), Kings Lynn (cars manufactured by R E Chambers Co. USA)

Background imagePetrol Collection: 8941335

8941335

Background imagePetrol Collection: Layers 02

Layers 02
Iris Lehnhardt

Background imagePetrol Collection: This Mechanized Age, 1937: Refuelling Planes (colour litho)

This Mechanized Age, 1937: Refuelling Planes (colour litho)
8657519 This Mechanized Age, 1937: Refuelling Planes (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Refuelling Planes)

Background imagePetrol Collection: This Mechanized Age: Petrol from coal (colour photo)

This Mechanized Age: Petrol from coal (colour photo)
8660447 This Mechanized Age: Petrol from coal (colour photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Petrol from coal)

Background imagePetrol Collection: Pipeline to carry oil from Mosul; Iraq to Syria

Pipeline to carry oil from Mosul; Iraq to Syria
3118441 Pipeline to carry oil from Mosul; Iraq to Syria; (add.info.: Pipeline to carry oil from Mosul; Iraq to Syria. Constructed in 1926.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imagePetrol Collection: Science. Energy. Oil refinery at Pantin, Paris. Engravingin: Grands hommes et grands faits de

Science. Energy. Oil refinery at Pantin, Paris. Engravingin: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France
3434787 Science. Energy. Oil refinery at Pantin, Paris. Engravingin: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c.1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part. Science. Energy)

Background imagePetrol Collection: Science. Energy. The Chigwel, american oil tanker. Engraving

Science. Energy. The Chigwel, american oil tanker. Engraving: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France
3434786 Science. Energy. The Chigwel, american oil tanker. Engraving: Grands hommes et grands faits de l'industrie, France, c.1880 (engraving); (add.info.: Sciences. Coll. Part. Science. Energy)



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"Fueling the Past and Powering the Present: Unveiling Petrol's Timeless Legacy" From roaring engines to historic landmarks, it has played an integral role in shaping our world. Take a journey through time as we explore its captivating history. In 1966, a vibrant Signalflare Red Ford Mustang Coupe cruised down the streets of Wallsend-on-Tyne, where shipbuilding thrived. The powerful engine roared with every turn, fueled by none other than petrol. Travel back even further to Perranporth in Cornwall around 1925. The Red House Restaurant and Donald Healeys Garage stood proudly on Boscawen Road, serving both locals and travelers alike. It was here that motorists would fill up their tanks with petrol before embarking on thrilling adventures in their MG RV8 or Dodge Challenger RT SE. But let's not forget one of petrol's most remarkable contributions - the invention of the Cube Car. This groundbreaking creation revolutionized transportation, offering compact efficiency without compromising power. As cities grew and demand soared, petrol stations became iconic landmarks themselves. One such station stood proudly on Old Brompton Road in London SW7; it served as a hub for drivers seeking fuel to propel them forward on their journeys. Petrol's significance extended beyond everyday use; it even found its place within emergency services. The GLC-LFB Dual Purpose Pump Fire Engine exemplified this perfectly - combining power and reliability when responding to crises swiftly. Advertisements throughout history have celebrated this extraordinary fuel source too. National petrol adverts captured imaginations across generations while Pratts Original Spirit (petrol) enticed motorists with promises of unrivaled performance back in 1925. And finally, we cannot overlook the monumental achievement of the first-ever Petrol Fire-Engine - a testament to how far technology has advanced thanks to this incredible resource. Petrol continues to be more than just a means of propulsion; it represents innovation, freedom, and the driving force behind countless memories.