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Anonymous, 1998, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, 1997, Handbook 44, 1998, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Anonymous, 1997, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Handbook 105-3, June 1997.

Beman, 1911, Beman Automatic Oil Can Co., small catalog and informative booklet, printed by the Messenger Printing Company, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 46 pages.

Editor, 1938, Beman Automatic Oil Can Company, Sesqui-Centennial Edition of the Tribune Republican, May 12, 1938, Section C, p. 16.

Editors, 1928-55, various dates, articles and ads in the Titusville Herald, Titusville, Pennsylvania.

Getchell, H.W., 1967, Old Firm to be Liquidated, Meadville (Pa.) Tribune of Thursday, May 18, 1967, p. 15. This write-up with photos is about the history of the Beman company.

Giddens, P.H., 1955, Standard Oil Company (Indiana), Oil Pioneer of the Middle West, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., New York, 741 pages.

Hidy, R.W., and Hidy, M.E., 1955, Pioneering in Big Business, 1882-1911, History of Standard Oil Company (New Jersey), Harper & Brothers, New York, 839 pages.

Margolies, J., 1996, Pump and Circumstances, Bullfinch Press, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 127 pages.

Shaffer, M., 1988, Meadville Man was Inventor of Automatic Fuel Dispenser, Meadville Bicentennial Editor of the Meadville Tribune, Group Four Printing, Meadville, Pennsylvania, p. 8-F.

Steil, T. and Luning, J., 2002, Fantastic Filling Stations, MBI Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, 96 pages.

Weber, D., 2003, Researcher. Verbal and written communications.

Zolli, B., Summer 1994, “Fill ‘Er Up!”, The Evolution of the Gas Station, 1900-1950, printed on p. 11 in the Oilfield Barker, Vol. II, Issue 2, Colonel Inc., Drake Well Museum Associates, Titusville, Pennsylvania.

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