Answer: S.F. Bower sold his newly invented kerosene pump to the owner of a grocery store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on September 5, 1885. Less than two decades later, the first purposely built drive-in gasoline service station opened in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bowser’s invention, which could reliably measure and dispense kerosene – a product much in demand for half a century – soon evolved into the metered gasoline pump. Originally designed to safely dispense kerosene as well as “burning fluid, and the light combustible products of petroleum,” early S.F. Bowser pumps held up to 42 gallons. By 1905, the S. F. Bowser “Self-Measuring Gasoline Storage Pump” was known to motorists as a “filling station.” The original Bowser pump consisted of a square metal tank with a wooden cabinet equipped with a suction pump operated by hand-stroke lever action. Beginning in 1905, Bowser added a hose attachment for dispensing gasoline directly into the automobile fuel tank. The popular Model 102 “Chief Sentry” with its secure “clamshell” cover followed. With the addition of competing businesses such as Wayne Pump Company and Tokheim Oil Tank & Pump Company, the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, became the gas-pump manufacturing capital of the world.
We are pleased to welcome two new sales managers to the CAF family; Deanna Altman, Sales Manager Southeast Region and Justin Clem, Sales Manager, West Coast Region. To know more about Deanna and Justin (read more)
CAF FastTrack was recognized as #65 in Convenience Store Products’ annual list of “Hot 100 Latest & Greatest New Products.”! View the digital edition. We are featured on page 76.
New website offers C-Store retailers free access to best practices, online tools and resources to improve customer experience through cleaner stores with ease.
For the third year in a row, convenience store retailers voted CAF Environmental Solutions as a "Top 10 Pick" in the NACS Cool New Products Preview Room.
The Asian American Trade Associations Council has selected CAF as its exclusive partner to help members raise the bar on cleanliness.
For the second consecutive year, CAF Environmental Solutions has been voted by convenience store retailers as a "Top 10 Pick" in the NACS Cool New Products Preview Room.
Nelson brings 7+ year fuel operations experience to CAF sales team. CAF is happy to announce Aaron Nelson has been named National Account Manager, and is the most recent addition to the CAF team.
CAF New Products SKINZZ® Protective Shields and TOUCH UP™ Custom Paint Ranked 6th in NACS 2013 Cool New Products
CAF Environmental Solutions has been awarded an EnviroStars? 5-Star Certification based on their sustainable practices and environmental leadership beyond their own facilities.
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CAF Environmental Solutions announced the launch of SKINZZ™ Protective Shields, a revolutionary new product to combat equipment vandalism and general wear and tear.