Dating gousha maps
It is undated but has text with the 1927 date; also it uses both old state and modern US route numbers. There is a 1927 Auto Trails map of New York on one side and smaller 'Junior' road maps of Pennsylvania and New England on the other. A 1929 map with this same cover was issued for the Middle Atlantic States. This map also includes New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Ohio as part of a relief map on the verso showing air routes.
It is dated from the Rand Mc Nally date code "K" and it also looks later than the 1928 map above. This map includes only western Pennsylvania and is a regional map, which is the only type Refiners apparently issued.
With full color view of Vernal Falls Yosemite (on cover). Color map, printed on both sides, folded to 23x10 cm, bears the Chevron logo on both sides, and a complete legend and date of publication. National map includes mileage, driving times between destinations, and list of National parks and monuments.
Color map, printed on both sides, folded to 23x10 cm, bears the Chevron logo on both sides, and a complete legend and date of publication. National map includes mileage, driving times between destinations, and list of National parks and monuments. Useful information as mileage charts (distances between cities), speed limits, highway safety pointers, state traffic rules, text and illustrations.
It contains two 12 x 19 inch maps of Pennsylvania and Ohio, plus a map of Pittsburgh and the northeast with the locations of Freedom stations. There are Clason maps like this ( Map Image ) advertising banks and insurance companies, etc.; but few that advertise oil companies.
At the turn of the century they were about the only competition to the Standard Oil Trust. This attractive folder has a Rand Mc Nally Auto Trails map of Pennsylvania on one side and New Jersey on the other. The gray paper cover is labeled 'KENCO TOURIST GUIDE'. Road map cartography took a big step forward with General Drafting, see the Map Image . The front cover is the same as the 1925 map but the back is different. On the verso is a smaller "junior" road map of Pennsylvania; and also some small maps of New York cities. Apparently Gousha underbid Rand Mc Nally in 1927 in order to get their business going.
"Metro Stations Inc." was apparently the name Socony used for its gas retailing in the early years while Mobiloil was used for the motor oil. This map is titled 'General Map of Automobile Routes in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey', issued by Kendall Refining Co., published by Frank B. This map is undated, though earlier than the dated 1925 map below. On the inside cover is a list of about 100 different makes of autos and about 40 different makes of tractors, names like Hupmobile, Case, Stutz, etc. The "Pittsburgh" marking indicates it has a Pittsburgh city map and there was also a "Philadelphia" version. It is possible separate road maps were issued for both Pennsylvania and New York in 1926. Roads are marked with both 'old' state and modern US route numbers.
(insets) Road map of United States, Map key and mileage chart, Enlarged Map of the San Francisco District, and Enlarged map of the Los Angeles District.
With full color view of Vernal Falls Yosemite (on cover).