Taking care of your lawn is very important because it is the first thing people see when they drive by your home. The equipment you use will determine the quality of the cut you get for your lawn. It can be expensive to maintain it with gas prices continually increasing. It is also hard to do when the weather gets warm as it is difficult to find the motivation when the sun is beating down on you. Investing in an electric lawn mower can be a very good investment.
What can an electric lawn mower offer? They are not as noisy as traditional lawn mowers, about 75% less, and they are easy to clean. It is nice not to have to hear the loud noise as you push it around your yard and your neighbors will appreciate it too. They also operate with the use of a rechargeable battery instead of gas. All you have to do is push a button to start it so no more fighting to get it going.
Most people who try an electric lawn mower find they prefer it over a gas powered model because it is so easy to use and take care of. It also cuts the grace very well. They are less expensive to purchase and cost less to maintain as you don’t need to pay for oil, grease, or gas to operate it. Teenagers can easily push the lawn mower around with supervision so they can assist you with keeping your yard looking the very best possible. An electric lawn mower is easy for teens ages 17 and up to use, thus you will not be caught in the midst of doing the job alone. As with most mowers, please pay attention to your teen as they cut the lawn with the electric mower.
Last of Its Kind
Shell-Shaped Gas Station
E Sprague Street and Peachtree Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
This is the World’s Largest Shell.
Radiant symbol of a bygone era, when fossil fuel seemed happily inexhaustible, Winston-Salem’s shell-shaped service station is the last of its kind.
Eight were originally built in the late 1930s by the Quality Oil Company, a Winston-based marketer of Shell Oil. The station, modeled on the brand logo of Royal Dutch-Shell Oil, was constructed of concrete stucco over a bent wood and wire framework.
The clamshell stations serviced gas guzzlers for decades, but were gradually pumped into oblivion by the twin engines of Development and Progress.
The station on Sprague Street survived through the 1970s and ’80s as a lawn mower repair place. It slid into disrepair towards the end of the 20th century. A state historic society, Preservation North Carolina, stepped in and restored the faded highway icon in the late 1990s. Today it’s used by the organization as a regional office and info center about the station and other preservation projects.
The Shell station is a worthy photo detour, just a little north of Interstate 40.
The bright orange-yellow structure sits on a corner among small businesses and residences, with two tall globe gasoline pumps. A white wooden structure to one side was the station’s car wash.
Source: Roadside America
The Shell Service Station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was a filling station constructed in 1930 following a decision in the 1920s by the Shell Company to begin marketing in North Carolina. The building is an example of representational or novelty architecture and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 13, 1976.
This single-story Shell station, in the shape of a giant scallop shell, was built in 1930 at Sprague and Peachtree Streets in Winston-Salem. The owners of the oil company decided to attract customers through a series of shell-shaped service stations. They built at least eight in the Winston-Salem area, but the station at Sprague and Peachtree is the only one remaining. The Shell station speaks to the literalism prevalent in some advertising during the 1920s and ’30s.
Preservation North Carolina, an organization dedicated to the preservation of historic sites, spent one year and $50,000 to bring the landmark station back to its original condition. Workers removed layers of faded yellow paint to reveal the Shell’s original yellow-orange color. The original front door was repaired and a crack fixed that had been previously sealed with nothing more than black tar. The wooden, trellised shelter that housed the car wash and allowed cars to be washed and/or serviced in the shade was reconstructed as well. The oil company donated restored gas pumps and replica lamp posts to help finish off the restoration. The landmark now serves as a satellite office for Preservation North Carolina.
By “Caveman Chuck” Coker on 2009-09-06 10:52:11
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