Something extra from Esso in 1938

(September 15, 2014) This classic Esso gas commercial from 1938 is rather interesting giving us a peak into the American service station in the late '30s. Nice theme too — giving a little something extra.

It was a time before such government entities became concerned with leaded gasoline. And note the rather weird and spooky cartoon at the end.

One thing we did discover that we didn't know — Standard Oil marketed its products under the "Esso" brand, which is the phonetic pronunciation of the letters "S" and "O."

Top photo from Eastham’s Exxon (Bethesda, Md.) published in Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online