A few kilometers' away from Milan,
the Fisogni Museum displays an impressive collection exclusively dedicated to the history of filling stations:
the petrol pumps, signboards, the compressors and tools which contributed to
powering the world in the last two
centuries. The history of the automobile cannot be separated from these objects which, since the end of the nineteenth
century, have been distributing the precious fuel.
The Fisogni Museum was founded by Guido Fisogni in 1966. During the following years the Museum became more and
more important. Today the Museum is composed by more than 7500 pieces divided among gasoline pumps (150), oil tanks
(2.000), equipment like oil replacement, grease-cup, fire extinguisher, air compressor, etc. (2.500) and an incredible
number of accessories, gadgets and toys, having the logos of the automotive companies from the beginning of the
century. The Museum provides also a very rich archive of technical design or advertising materials continually
consulted by students and designers.