28 September 2017 - THE GAS STATION MUSEUM IN MILAN


THE GAS STATION 
MUSEUM IN MILAN

G'day folks,

Today I learned that in the world of collectibles, gas pumps actually have their own genre, and it’s called “petroliana“. If you’re a classic car lover or just love vintage stuff, prepare to freak out a little bit over the most complete collection of petroliana anywhere else in the world. Welcome to the Museo Fisogni.



The Museo Fisogni started out as a warehouse near Milan, filled with more than 50 years of Guido Fisogni’s passion for collecting and restoring anything belonging to the history of the petrol station. In the early sixties, Guido chanced upon an an old five-litre, double-vessel Bergomi gasoline pump, abandoned in a sand quarry, in pitiable condition.



“I decided immediately to recuperate and restore it, and since that moment … work and hobby now intermingled, I have been able to put together a collection which the experts of industrial art judge to be unique and particularly rich.”



The unique Fisogni Museum of the Petrol Stations, now holds than 5000 pieces of industrial archaeology collected by Guido, including petrol pumps, globes, gas containers, advertising boards for roads and locations, air compressors, fire extinguishers, tools, gadgets, toys, photographs and more. 



Funnily enough, the only thing the museum doesn’t have is gas for your car.

 It’s amazing to think about how to most people, this stuff was just a bunch of greasy junk they’d rather not have to put their hands on. Nowadays, you can’t get your hands on pieces like these for less than a small fortune.















Clancy's comment: What will they collect next?

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