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#106155 - Sat Dec 01 2007 05:24 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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TWO TEXACO POLE THERMOMETERS.
ONE IS A SAMPLE.
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#106156 - Sat Dec 01 2007 11:37 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Union 76 and Utoco. You see quite a few of the Union with just the 76 on top and no writing on the bottom. The ones with "Union 76" on top and writing on the bottom are much harder to find.
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#106157 - Mon Dec 03 2007 12:02 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Some more.
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#106158 - Mon Dec 03 2007 02:39 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Some miscellaneous oil/auto related thermometers.






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#106159 - Mon Dec 03 2007 08:22 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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WALLACE ELECTRIC POLE THERMOMETER
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#106160 - Tue Dec 04 2007 10:34 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Some advertising Propane, Butane and Natural Gas.



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#106161 - Tue Dec 04 2007 10:37 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Some more advertising Propane, Butane and Natural Gas.





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#106162 - Wed Dec 05 2007 12:22 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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These are the only two thermometers I have other than champlin. Jack



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#106163 - Wed Dec 05 2007 10:48 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Some of the flat style that seem to have been exclusive to Canada.




I have also seen a Shell with the top in the shape of the Shell sign.









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#106164 - Thu Dec 06 2007 03:44 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Here is an original sales brochure that shows some interesting examples. Most of these have been seen but a few such as the Bell, Pan-Am, Aetna A Plus, Shamrock, Gass for Less and Oklahoma are unkown to me.


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#106165 - Fri Dec 07 2007 09:30 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Loc: topeka kansas usa
very interesting ,going to have to keep my eye open for some. i seem to recall awhile back about some of these being reproductions? does any one know and if so how do you tell?
thanks dave

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#106166 - Fri Dec 07 2007 10:01 AM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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This 1962 catalog has a page with the angled base thermometers.






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#106167 - Fri Dec 07 2007 03:34 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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At many shows I have been asked what can you do for a thermometer that has a broken tube?
The two types of thermometers pictured here provide exact replacements for broken tubes.

The fish bone thermometer on the left is the easiest to work with. Place a flat blade under the black fish bone skeleton and you can pop it from the white background. The tube and gold paper backing is not even glued in place a will fall right into your hand. With the key thermometer on the right you will need a sharp blade like an exacto knife as you can get under the paper and remove the tube and backing with little effort. Remove the damaged tube and backing from the thermometer you wish to repair, use a little plastic cement to glue the replacement tube in and you are in business. These two types of thermometers can be found for less than $5 with a little looking. Flea markets are excellent places to look.

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#106168 - Fri Dec 07 2007 06:08 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Bill,thanks for the info on replacement tubes.Frank
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#106169 - Sat Dec 08 2007 02:53 PM Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers
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Four days left on this months collectible. If you've got anything to add please post it!
The topic is sign pole thermometers and they come with many different types of advertising
even though gas/oil was the most common use. I will be posting some of the more interesting ones with other types of advertising and will end up this topic with a listing of known oil/gas thermometers for which I do not have good photos.


Transportation related


Coal/gravel



Feed/grain




Some more feed/grain


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