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
 
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 Bu...
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:  H...
50 th  Anniversary Press Release Photo National LP Gas Council, 1962  Story Title:  More Kitchen Miracles to Come Remember...
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
 
Walter O. Snelling,  1962 Presented in cooperation with the Guild of Ancient Gassers ©  2006 – All Rights Reserved
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Snelling Presentation 2

  1. 1. Dr. Walter Snelling
  2. 2. Dr. Walter Snelling... The Father of Propane
  3. 3. Where it all began…
  4. 4. American Gasol Co.
  5. 5. First Installation… Gahring Residence Circa 1912
  6. 6. First Installation… Gahring Residence Circa 1912
  7. 7. Original Tanks Found
  8. 8. Original Installation Drawing
  9. 9. Original Installation Sepia
  10. 10. Original Installation Blueprint
  11. 11. Original Installation with Parts List
  12. 12. Pittsburgh Sunday Post Feature Section 1912
  13. 13. Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle Sunday, May 12, 1912
  14. 14. Demonstration System, 1912
  15. 16. Life in These United States: 1912
  16. 17. Second Installation -- 1912 Waterford, Pennsylvania
  17. 18. Second Installation -- 1912 Waterford, Pennsylvania
  18. 19. The Archeological Team Sifting through the records.
  19. 20. Welding (Circa 1915-1920) Unretouched print from a surviving Glass Plate photographic negative
  20. 21. Unretouched print from a surviving Glass Plate photographic negative. Circa 1914 - 1920
  21. 22. Patent Awarded for Distillation
  22. 23. Patent Awarded – Apparatus for Separating Gasses
  23. 24. Dr. Snelling kept exhaustive notes.
  24. 25. Letter Documenting Personal Research PR #30 (in a Series)
  25. 26. Letter Documenting Personal Research (Detail) PR #30 (For Postmarked Proof of Date of Work)
  26. 27. Walter O. Snelling
  27. 28. Walter O. Snelling 50 th Anniversary Citation – Liquefied Petroleum Gas Industry
  28. 29. Walter O. Snelling Doctor of Science Degree – Lehigh University
  29. 30. Walter O. Snelling Order of Ancient Gassers – Distinguished Service Membership
  30. 31. Walter O. Snelling George Washington University – Doctor of Philosophy Degree
  31. 32. Walter O. Snelling
  32. 33. Walter O. Snelling Franklin Institute – Edward Longstreath Medal
  33. 34. Franklin Peterson Patent – July 2, 1912 Art for the Condensation of Gases or Vapors into their Liquid Forms
  34. 35. 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
  35. 36. American Gasol Company Brochure Circa 1912
  36. 37. American Gasol Company Certificate of Common Stock -- 100 Shares
  37. 38. Before the Bobtail, there was Steam.
  38. 39. Early Propane Delivery Philgas
  39. 40. Early Propane Delivery (Two tanks secured to truck frame by chain on wooden saddles)
  40. 41. Remembering…
  41. 42. 50 th Anniversary Press Release Photo National LP Gas Council, 1962 Inset: West Virginia location, 1912 Story Title: Hillside “Still” Starts Billion Dollar Industry
  42. 43. 50 th Anniversary Press Release Photo National LP Gas Council, 1962 Story Title: More Kitchen Miracles to Come Remembering Ice Boxes and Wood Stoves
  43. 44. 50 th Anniversary Souvenir “Newspaper” National LP Gas Council, 1962
  44. 45. 50 th Anniversary Souvenir “Newspaper” Cartoons National LP Gas Council, 1962
  45. 46. The Legacy of Walter O. Snelling
  46. 48. Walter O. Snelling, 1962 Presented in cooperation with the Guild of Ancient Gassers © 2006 – All Rights Reserved

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