Esso Gas Station and Auto Garage Toy


Esso Gas Station and Toy Auto Garage, made in West Germany, postwar, lithographed tin. Image is 600px wide.


This tiny (3.25″ x 1.75″ x 4″) tin litho Esso Gas Station and Auto Garage Toy was made in West Germany after World War II, long before the era of modern service stations. The simple box featured a very colorful lithograph of a blue American-style sedan on the front, along with several well-dressed customers, and Esso gas pumps and station attendant on the side. The curved front door was spring-loaded to open automatically when a latch was pressed. Image is 600px wide.