Esso Filling Station (Lego 310)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Esso Filling Station (Lego 310)

Petrol Station Special Box, Lego Set 310 (LegoCat ~1960).jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Two , Area 25
Lego before Lego (display)
Shelf 1
1956


A small red and white assembled model corner ESSO Filling Station Lego item number 310, first released in ~1956.

The set includes three petrol pumps and a roadside sign.

Description

The display beam above the doorway says "ESSO SERVICE" (with an "ESSO"-style "E"), and the piece is also described in catalogues as a "Petrol Station".

Our version doesn't have a red edge on the roof pieces that seems to be a feature of the catalogue images ... the BrickLink site says that the stripe disappeared from catalogue pictures circa ~1963, so, assuming that the earlier catalogue images aren't misleading, this suggests that the model's parts might be post-1963 (or that it might have been put together from generic non-set parts).

The model is displayed as a part of a selection of contemporary pieces on a Lego Town Plan Set baseboard.

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