Sinclair Station - Ponca City / Ink-fused art from JimRode at Friday Night Art
Sinclair Station, Ponca City
fridaynightart in Ponca City, Oklahoma
Fifty years ago, pneumatic tubes of rubber stretched across the perimeters of gas stations. Driving over them as you entered the station rang the bell inside. An attendant would pop out to take your order, “5 bucks”, “10”, “fill’er up” - whatever you asked for, he would pump your gas.
He starts the pump, checks your oil, and cleans your windshield. If you ask for a tire check - he’ll check and fill each tire. It not only was a free service, but many stations gave you green stamps for your gift bonus booklet.
I remember (in childhood) Dad would fill up at stations which gave a glass tumbler on fill up. All of our glassware came from gas stations. We collected S&H stamps to redeem later for gifts. We had dozens of books.
This restored station in Ponca City Oklahoma (complete with Sinclair Dinosaur), recalls those days.
I converted an 8-color media to a clear mylar sheet and baked it onto a 20x30 sheet of buffed aluminum.
Contact JimRode for acquisition at Friday Night Art (fridaynightart.com).
Jim Rode’s FridayNightArt is a listed member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)