The 32 lb Shellane gas cylinder Did it always come in 32 lb cylinders? How much did they cost? Was it delivered to your house, or did you have to get it from a supplier? Related posts: Hoong Tho Restaurant Oxo Cubes? Malayan Students’ guide book… Familiar Advertisement By felicia|2018-07-18T16:46:06+08:00July 18th, 2018|Categories: Identify Photographs, Memories|Tags: cooking gas, LPG, SHELL|3 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? Singing with emotion Gallery Singing with emotion Then & Now – Movie Posters Gallery Then & Now – Movie Posters Then & Now – Movie Tickets Gallery Then & Now – Movie Tickets ‘Reel’ life Gallery ‘Reel’ life 3 Comments sk July 23, 2018 at 8:31 am - Reply Yes, we were excited when it appeared in early 60’s. We were using charcoal & Kerosene & when it came with the advertisement stating it was smokeless, we were quite exhilarated as charcoal or kerosene leave stained on the wooden or cement wall. If I can remember we paid $ 14.00 but I heard someone said she paid $ 8.00 for a cylinder. Shell was the only known brand then. Esso, Mobil & BP came later. I think there were lesser in weight & cheaper. Sad to to say, Shellane is out of the shelf today & unheard of. Ipoh Remembered July 24, 2018 at 10:10 am - Reply Yes, Shellane was introduced by Shell in the early ’60s. At first the company sold stoves, ovens, and other gas-powered appliances along with the gas cylinders but soon the sale of appliances was dropped. And, of course, sk is right about the price, too: $14-$15 for a cylinder that could be used for about 100 hours of cooking, or roughly a month for a family of four. One complication was that the user never knew for sure how much gas (or rather, how much liquid butane) was in the cylinder. You could guess at the amount, but another common strategy was to have a spare cylinder in a store-room or closet. In Ipoh the sole agent for the first few years was badminton star Tan Cheng Phor’s Radio & General on Brewster Road. sk July 24, 2018 at 12:06 pm - Reply Hi Ipoh Remembered – Badminton Star Tan Cheng Phor ? Strange . I have not heard of him but his son Tan Jin Eong, yes. Managed to get this from the net. http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/maltribune19341121-1.2.152?ST=1&AT=advanced&K=badminton&KA=badminton&DF=&DT=&NPT=&L=&CTA=&P=34&Display=0&filterS=0&QT=badminton&oref=article Tan Cheng Phor (Perak badminton champion) who beat Tan Boon Piew (Penang champion) in Ipoh recently. Malaya Tribune, 21 November 1934, Page 20 Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!