Bug Deflectors

Remembering Life in Superior

A common feature found in cars during the 1950s was a device called a “bug deflector.” When the weather got warm and insects were about, often even a short drive would result in a coating of smushed bugs on the car windshield. Gasoline stations back then were full service and when buying gasoline from Marvin Marr’s Sinclair station or from Hill Oil Company, the station attendant would wash your windshield, check your oil and, if asked, check the pressure in your tires. If you didn’t need gasoline, you would have to get the mess off the windshield on your own. This was hard, especially when the...


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