The place is a Texaco Gasoline Filling Station (primarily they filled gas tanks). But what is that contraption with the ramps? The mechanism appears to be driven by the cars wheels. Hydraulic lines go to that can with a raised top. What could it be? A pump for lubing a car’s under parts? The little sign does say “Havoline” which was Texaco s brand name for its oil products. An early engine dynamo-meter? Maybe it’s a primitive car wash. Any guesses?
I guess there was no signage limitations back then.I count eleven Texaco signs on that station.
Land wasn’t at a premium then like it is now. Note the wide open layout and the nice row of little trees. This was a Texaco Gasoline Motor Oil Service Station.
(Source: my28chev blog)