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TITLE
Motor Fuel Ration Book
EXTERNAL ID
Z_PC_WGORDON3_005_011
PERIOD
1930s; 1940s
SOURCE
W Gordon
ASSET ID
8511
KEYWORDS
motor fuel ration book
motor fuel ration coupons
rationing
World War II
fuel rationing
Motor Fuel Ration Book

This image shows the back of motor fuel ration coupons. The instructions state that the name and address of the motor fuel dealer must be completed and the quantity of fuel supplied to the vehicle owner, if less than the quantity authorised on the coupon.

In 1939, the British Government announced the rationing of both oil and petrol. Every car owner was issued with a motor fuel ration book and initially, the allowed amount was three gallons of fuel per week. This equated to around 200 miles of motoring per month. As a consequence of petrol shortages people began to make more use of public transport. Car sharing was also popular and those who displayed a poster in their car window, offering lifts, were entitled to an additional fuel allowance. Fuel rationing continued beyond the war years, until restrictions were finally lifted in 1950.

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Motor Fuel Ration Book

1930s; 1940s

motor fuel ration book; motor fuel ration coupons; rationing; World War II; fuel rationing;

W Gordon

Winnie Gordon (documents)

This image shows the back of motor fuel ration coupons. The instructions state that the name and address of the motor fuel dealer must be completed and the quantity of fuel supplied to the vehicle owner, if less than the quantity authorised on the coupon. <br /> <br /> In 1939, the British Government announced the rationing of both oil and petrol. Every car owner was issued with a motor fuel ration book and initially, the allowed amount was three gallons of fuel per week. This equated to around 200 miles of motoring per month. As a consequence of petrol shortages people began to make more use of public transport. Car sharing was also popular and those who displayed a poster in their car window, offering lifts, were entitled to an additional fuel allowance. Fuel rationing continued beyond the war years, until restrictions were finally lifted in 1950.