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Gas Bootleggers

Posted By On December 31, 2003 @ 8:00 am In Historic | No Comments

by Wilbur Bush

To understand gas bootlegging we must remember the gas was pumped into a large glasslike cylinder located above the gas pump. When the gas was pumped to it before filling the automobile’s gas tank, the customer could actually see the gas that was put in the tank.

Two methods of gas bootlegging were very popular. First, a crooked dealer would take a third grade of gasoline and

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