Aaron Hop - Gas & Oil
Aaron Hop is a lifelong collector of petroliana, specializing in one-quart oil cans and gas pump globes. His love of collecting gas station memorabilia began shortly after birth when he began attending flea markets and swap meets with his dad; the search for the next piece in his collection has continued to this day. Aaron is co-owner of Check the Oil, which includes bi-monthly Check The Oil magazine, auctions, and three Gas & Oil swap meet events throughout the year. He has also co-written the extensive Oil Can Collector’s Guide, which features thousands of American quart oil cans. CheckTheOilMagazine.com or Hop.Aaron@gmail.com
Some of Aaron's Articles: Gas & Oil
Evolution of the American Gas Pump
Issue #27 Mar/Apr 2023
When most people think of a gas pump, they visualize a modern multi-grade pump with a credit card reader and built-in TV screen – the kind found at the corner convenience store. To a collector, however, the term “gas pump” elicits thoughts of pumps from bygone eras, with the earliest pumps now more than 100 years old. The first generation of pumps were basically hand pumps on a barrel in front of a general store.