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  • Dr. Walter Snelling
  • Dr. Walter Snelling... The Father of Propane
  • Where it all began…
  • American Gasol Co.
  • First Installation… Gahring Residence Circa 1912
  • First Installation… Gahring Residence Circa 1912
  • Original Tanks Found
  • Original Installation Drawing
  • Original Installation Sepia
  • Original Installation Blueprint
  • Original Installation with Parts List
  • Pittsburgh Sunday Post Feature Section 1912
  • Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle Sunday, May 12, 1912
  • Demonstration System, 1912
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  • Life in These United States: 1912
  • Second Installation -- 1912 Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • Second Installation -- 1912 Waterford, Pennsylvania
  • The Archeological Team Sifting through the records.
  • Welding (Circa 1915-1920) Unretouched print from a surviving Glass Plate photographic negative
  • Unretouched print from a surviving Glass Plate photographic negative. Circa 1914 - 1920
  • Patent Awarded for Distillation
  • Patent Awarded – Apparatus for Separating Gasses
  • Dr. Snelling kept exhaustive notes.
  • Letter Documenting Personal Research PR #30 (in a Series)
  • Letter Documenting Personal Research (Detail) PR #30 (For Postmarked Proof of Date of Work)
  • Walter O. Snelling
  • Walter O. Snelling 50 th Anniversary Citation – Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry
  • Walter O. Snelling Doctor of Science Degree – Lehigh University
  • Walter O. Snelling Order of Ancient Gassers – Distinguished Service Membership
  • Walter O. Snelling George Washington University – Doctor of Philosophy Degree
  • Walter O. Snelling
  • Walter O. Snelling Franklin Institute – Edward Longstreath Medal
  • Franklin Peterson Patent – July 2, 1912 Art for the Condensation of Gases or Vapors into their Liquid Forms
  • Franklin Peterson Letter to Walter Snelling October 19, 1911 Pittsburgh, Pa. October 19, 1911 Dr. Walter O. Snelling Bureau of Mines Pittsburg, Pa. Dear Sir:- Referring to the art or industry as it now develops for the recovery and usage of liquefied petroleum gas and necessary useful and effective ideas which may be applied in connection therewith, I have no hesitancy to state that I am convinced of your right to claim originality. That some of the details which you have suggested to us may be of especial value and are original, I am quite certain. I am pleased to state that it was not my intention on a former occasion to question the above facts. Very truly yours, Franklin Peterson
  • American Gasol Company Brochure Circa 1912
  • American Gasol Company Certificate of Common Stock -- 100 Shares
  • Before the Bobtail, there was Steam.
  • Early Propane Delivery Philgas
  • Early Propane Delivery (Two tanks secured to truck frame by chain on wooden saddles)
  • Remembering…
  • 50 th Anniversary Press Release Photo National LP Gas Council, 1962 Inset: West Virginia location, 1912 Story Title: Hillside “Still” Starts Billion Dollar Industry
  • 50 th Anniversary Press Release Photo National LP Gas Council, 1962 Story Title: More Kitchen Miracles to Come Remembering Ice Boxes and Wood Stoves
  • 50 th Anniversary Souvenir “Newspaper” National LP Gas Council, 1962
  • 50 th Anniversary Souvenir “Newspaper” Cartoons National LP Gas Council, 1962
  • The Legacy of Walter O. Snelling
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  • Walter O. Snelling, 1962 Presented in cooperation with the Guild of Ancient Gassers © 2006 – All Rights Reserved