Designs By H. J. Nick
and Scottsdale Art Factory a handmade in America custom manufacturer is based in Scottsdale Arizona has been designing building and restoring some of the worlds finest Antiques, and Fine Art furniture for some of the world's finest designers with ordinary clients as well as most prominent and successful Persons,C.E.O.'s, leaders, royalty and celebrities for the last 98 years. Most of our clients want finished product that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. All want investment value and quality that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
We Buy Old Gas Pumps And Vintage Petroleum Memorabilia - Any Condition - Cash - We Pick Up Or Ship World Wide.
We Are One Of The Worlds Foremost Fine Art Furniture, Door, And Hardware Manufacturers And Antique Restorers. With A Large Classically Trained Work Force in Metal Working, Wood Working, Leather and Upholstery, Glass, Stone And Mechanical Repair. This Allows Us To Work In The Same Hand And Materials As Our Forefathers Such As Thomas Chippendale (english furniture builder), George Hepplewhite (english furniture builder), Stephen's Brothers (boat builders), H. A. Moyer (carriage builders) Gustav Stickley (American Manufacturer) To Mention A Few Of The Finest.
No matter The Era. This Attention To Detail And Fine Art Craftsmanship Allows Us To Restore Your Collector Antique Furnishing, Artifact Or 50's Coke Machine To The Highest Quality That Can Be Achieved To A World Class Collectors Standard.
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Interesting Historical Facts
The first gasoline pump was invented and sold by Sylvanus F. Bowser in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 5, 1885. This pump was not used for automobiles, as they had not been invented yet. It was instead used for some kerosene lamps and stoves. He later improved upon the pump by adding safety measures, and also by adding a hose to directly dispense fuel into automobiles. For a while, the term bowser was used to refer to a vertical gasoline pump. Although the term is not used anymore in the United States, it still is used sometimes in Australia and New Zealand.
Many early gasoline pumps had a calibrated glass cylinder on top. The desired quantity of fuel was pumped up into the cylinder as indicated by the calibration. Then the pumping was stopped and the gasoline was let out into the customers tank by gravity. When metering pumps came into use, a small glass globe with a turbine inside replaced the measuring cylinder but assured the customer that gasoline really was flowing into the tank.
More Historical Facts
Following the break-up of Standard Oil in 1911, the Standard Oil Company of New York, or Socony, was founded, along with 33 other successor companies. In 1920, the company registered the name "Mobiloil" as a trademark.
Henry Clay Folger was head of the company until 1923, when he was succeeded by Herbert L. Pratt. Beginning February 29, 1928 on NBC, Socony Oil reached radio listeners with a comedy program, Soconyland Sketches, scripted by William Ford Manley and featuring Arthur Allen and Parker Fennelly as rural New Englanders. Socony continued to sponsor the show when it moved to CBS in 1934. In 1935, it became the Socony Sketchbook, with Christopher Morley and the Johnny Green orchestra.
In 1931, Socony merged with Vacuum Oil to form Socony-Vacuum. In 1933, Socony-Vacuum and Jersey Standard (which had oil production and refineries in Indonesia) merged their interests in the Far East into a 50-50 joint venture. Standard-Vacuum Oil Co., or "Stanvac," operated in 50 countries, including East Africa, New Zealand and China, before it was dissolved in 1962.
In 1935, Socony Vacuum Oil opened the huge Mammoth Oil Port on Staten Island which had a capacity of handling a quarter of million gallons of petroleum products a year and could transship oil from ocean going tankers and river barges