Simonsons Gas Pumps - Alexandria, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member m&m O
N 45° 50.745 W 095° 23.339
15T E 314503 N 5079684
Quick Description: This pair of pumps is located in the Simonson Station Store, by the front doors.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2019 5:25:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM11RMM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 1

Long Description:
These gasoline pumps where manufactured by Wayne Tank and Pump Company of Fort Wayne, Indiana under the trade marked name Wayne.
The guy running the store when I stopped in told me the pumps are the real deal and at one time were used by the Simonson company.

Simonson Station Stores was established in part in Grand Forks, North Dakota in 1933 by Arch F. Simonson as part of his start-up business Simonson Cash Supply. Simonson Cash Supply was primarily a lumber, hardware, and supply business. Arch learned his business skills from his father Nels Simonson. Nels ran the same type of business operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the early 1900's.

As a part of Simonson Cash Supply, Arch sold petroleum products such as gasoline, fuel oil, and coal to his customers. Depending upon the amount of the customer's purchase and/or the distance they traveled to get to him, Arch would give that customer a portion of the fuel purchase at no charge as part of a "Free Delivery Service". Arch's life ended prematurely in 1941 after a Northwest Orient plane crash in Fargo, North Dakota. After Arch's death, his wife Carroll continued to oversee the business operation until their two sons John and Peter took over the operation of the business in the mid 50's.

Open Sunday - Saturday from 5:30AM – 11PM.
Gasoline Brand: Simonson

Reproduction: no

Location: Inside

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