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Richard Garrison (active New York City 1930s-1960s)
Socony Gas Station model
Ca. 1934
Gelatin silver print

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Job 322, Socony Vacuum Service Station, 1934-1937

Summary: This material consolidates jobs 289, 295, 298, 303, 320, and 322-327, and includes designs for four service station designs, their interiors and yard equipment, an oil can, and a price sign.


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Box/Location Folder Description
box 17 322.1 Report 1934 (Vol. 1 Object; solution. Vol. 2 Appendix -Preliminary report, specifications, gas handling).
box 17 322.2 General report "Specifications for a Station at 129th Street & Broadway" Apr1935.
box 17 322.3 Report --- Yard Equipment.
box 17 322.4 Legal --- Patents, patent drawings, patent assignment for prefabricated service station 1935.
box 17 322.5 Photograph Record Copy Book captions, label.
photo box 7 322.1 12 Photographs of model, of gas pump, of existing station.
negative box 4 322.1 6 Negatives of model, 1 exposure note. [5 damaged]
box 17 322.6 Clippings, offprint 1937.
damaged flat files, drawer 4 322.1 Service Station No. 1 --- 21 Drawings of Diagrammatic Yard Layout and Service Station, 28 preliminary sketches of Yard Layout (no. 1-27), 122 sketches of plans, elevations, structural (no. 30-235), 6 sketches of structural details, 1 sketch of model.

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