• Short Summary

    QUEUES OF MOTORISTS WAITING TO EDGE UP TO THE FAMILIAR ISLAND OF PUMPS AT CONVENTIONAL PETROL STATIONS WILL BE ABOLISHED BY A NEW STATION DESIGN AIMED AT PROVIDING SPACE FOR MORE CARS AND QUICKER SERVICE, PREPARED BY A MANUFACTURER OF PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT IN LONDON, U.

  • Description

    1.
    GV NEW STYLE SERVICE STATION
    0.09

    2.
    CU MODEL - CONVENTIONAL SERVICE STATION ON LEFT - NEW STYLE ON RIGHT
    0.15

    3.
    CU MODEL - CONVENTIONAL STATION PAN TO HAND MOVING MODEL CAR TO PETROL DISPENSER
    0.25

    4.
    GV NEW SERVICE STATION WITH CARS CIRCLING
    0.32

    5.
    SV CAR AT DISPENSER - ATTENDANT TAKES KEY AND WALKS TO DISPENSER
    0.37

    6.
    CU HAND SETS CONTROL FOR '20/-'
    0.43

    7.
    SV 'GRADE, QUANTITY AND CASH' INDICATOR SITED NEAR DISPENSER
    0.47

    8.
    SV ATTENDANT COMPLETES ADJUSTING CONTROLS, SELECTS NOZZLE FOR GRADE SELECTED, AND PLACES IN CAR TANK.
    1.01

    9.
    SV ATTENDANT AND CUSTOMER GLANCE AT INDICATOR IN B/G
    1.04

    10.
    CU INDICATOR REGISTERS CASH AND QUANTITY
    1.13

    11.
    GV CARS MOVE IN SERVICE STATION
    1.19



    Initials DR/V/JF/BB


    EMBARGO: THIS MATERIAL IS NOT FOR USE BEFORE 1200 HOURS G.M.T. JANUARY 22.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: QUEUES OF MOTORISTS WAITING TO EDGE UP TO THE FAMILIAR ISLAND OF PUMPS AT CONVENTIONAL PETROL STATIONS WILL BE ABOLISHED BY A NEW STATION DESIGN AIMED AT PROVIDING SPACE FOR MORE CARS AND QUICKER SERVICE, PREPARED BY A MANUFACTURER OF PETROLEUM EQUIPMENT IN LONDON, U.K.

    THE DESIGN, SHOWN FOR THE FIRST TIME ON JANUARY 22, VIRTUALLY ELIMINATES THE IDEA OF THE CENTRE ISLAND, AND INTRODUCES SMALLER DISPENSERS SET UP IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE DRIVE-IN AREA. THE DISPENSERS WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FROM A SINGLE POINT THREE GRADES OF SPIRIT. NEAR-BY, INDICATORS MOUNTED ON PILLARS SHOW THE CUSTOMER THE GRADE SELECTED, PRICE PER GALLON, QUANTITY SUPPLIED AND TOTAL SUM PAYABLE.

    THIS SCHEME, CALLED BY THE MANUFACTURERS "SERVICE IN SPACE", IS DEMONSTRATED BY USING MODELS AND A MOCK-UP SERVICE STATION AT THE COMPANY'S WORKS AT STREATHAM, SOUTH LONDON. THERE, RAPID SERVICE WAS GIVEN TO FOUR VEHICLES AT A TIME IN AN OPEN SITE OF ONLY 63 FEET BY 48 FEET, APPROXIMATELY HALF THE USUAL AREA FOR A CONVENTIONAL STATION OFFERING THE SAME FACILITIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQ453L3O02MBRVC4FHX3PH6PF
    Media URN:
    VLVAQ453L3O02MBRVC4FHX3PH6PF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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