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Rand Mc Nally began making Gulf road maps in 1922 and continued until 1926. 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 map is titled "General Map of Automobile Routes in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey." Routes are not named or numbered. After their 1916 map, Atlantic apparently issued no maps until about 1925. The map includes New Jersey and Delaware on the verso and uses old state route numbers. Many additional Gulf maps not included here can be seen in the article The Early Gulf Road Maps of Pennsylvania . 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, but circa 1921-24 and is possibly later than 1921, 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. Trail numbers up to 41 are listed on the back, though not all are in Pennsylvania or used on the map. It built a pipeline from the northwest Pennsylvania oil fields to Williamsport where the oil was transferred by rail to a refinery at Chester, Pennsylvania, on the Delaware. For some reason Tydol used this small map printer for the 1926 map.
Gousha also joined Rand Mc Nally in producing oil company road maps. It is undated but contains a reference to 1924 road construction.These codes can be found at the Road Map Collectors Association website. This map has code 'B', the second Gousha map of Pennsylvania, and is from the Indiana Tire & Battery Service, Indiana, Pa. A 1928 map from Esso specifically for Pennsylvania has not been seen, although one for New Jersey was seen. The map says Standard Oil of Pennsylvania, the Esso name appears on a sign and gas pump on the back cover .Gulf used various versions of the 'car racing up a hill' motif on its covers up to 1930. This map is undated, but uses both old state and modern US route numbers. The Bradford refinery figured prominently on early Kendall maps. GOUSHA, titled 'Auto Road Map Pennsylvania with Directory of National United Service Stations', copyright 1928 N. The Esso name appeared around 1928 and this may be the first appearance on a Pennsylvania map.In 2007 it reached a 125th anniversary and is the oldest continuously operating refinery in the United States; now under different ownership, of course. The map includes New Jersey and northern Maryland and Delaware with a map of the northeast on the verso. Esso maps through 1942 are also labeled Standard Oil of Pennsylvania on the front cover.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.The Gousha Map Image can be compared to the other designs.
Both Gousha and Rand Mc Nally used a coding system with the year code printed on the bottom margin of the map. was an association of independent dealers headquartered in Johnstown, who organized for advertising and bulk buying purposes.
This code allows dating of many road maps that are otherwise undated. Through the wear and tear, the cover shows five forms of motorized transportation. As the title says, this map covers the middle Atlantic states of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the Carolinas.
As the cover shows, Pennzoil was originally headquartered in Oil City. It includes New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.
This paper cover, with both sides shown here, has a 1923 Rand Mc Nally District No. The map is printed on both sides and includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, northern Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and southern New York. This yellow paper cover has a Rand Mc Nally 1923 District No. There is no logo and this company was probably a wholesaler or distributor rather than a retailer. This map is titled 'Tydol Trails Thru' Middle Atlantic' and shows Pennsylvania west to about Chambersburg.
"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. The cover is gray paper and on the inside is a list of about a hundred different makes of autos and tractors similar to that on the circa 1921 map above. "Auto Trails of Pennsylvania 1925." A 7.5 x 4 inch paper cover with a 1925 Rand Mc Nally auto trails map of Pennsylvania pasted inside. This map is undated but is believed to be the 1926 map. The printer's logo is shown in the middle of this north central Pennsylvania Map Image . Although both states are named on the cover, this is mainly a large 34 x 28 inch Rand Mc Nally "Auto Trails Map" of New York. 4 Automobile Roads in Pennsylvania', this map is coded 'A' which makes it the first Gousha road map of the state.
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.