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Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers #106095
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As some of you may know, I have been collecting Sign Pole thermometers for many years. I have been asked to do a Collectible of the Month feature on them. First of all, what is a Sign Pole thermometer? They are plastic thermometers about 7" tall shaped like the signs that used to be in front of service stations. In fact on many of the original cradboard sleeves that they came in they were refered to as "service thermometers". These were given away as dealer promotions starting in the late 1950's through the mid 1970's. The earliest date I have seen on one was 1959 with 1976 being the latest. There are 7 basic styles of these thermometers. I will show photos of each in the next post. The first six styles could also be ordered with a small calendar attached at the bottom. Bill Fortune







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Scalloped bottom version -
oval top, round top and rectangular top




Angled base version -
oval top, round top and shield top




This last version is slightly shorter than the others and is made of of a thicker plastic. To the best of my knowledge they were exclusively used in Canada.

As the month progresses I will be going alphabetically through the known examples, listing some sales info and company brochures featuring the thermometers, provide a list of those that are waiting to be found and wrap up with some interesting non gas examples as these were used for all types of advertising. They are an interesting collectible because examples can be found for most of the companies we collect, they don't take up a lot of room, and they are usually fairly inexpensive. Note I said "usually". As we go through the known examples feel free to post when that letter is being listed or email photo to me for posting if you miss out on a letter or don't wish to post youself. I will began with examples starting with "A" tomorrow.















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Starting out with the "A"s.




Agway is a farm Coop still in business in the New York/Pennsylvania region. I also know of a version of the red/black Amoco with the words "American" above and "Gas" below the word "Amoco".





An example with a calendar attached. Unfortunately the flame holder has been broken on this example. I also know of a rectangular newer logo Ashland.






Atlantic logos progressing through their merger with Richfield to form ARCO.










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what a great collectible bill... thank you for sharing.. wish i had something to add...

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I got this box containing two sample thermometers at a show about 9 years ago. The paper insert shows examples of "Flame Top" thermometers available. I have seen examples of all except the Pan Am but have feel it's out there as it is shown.



Pricing info inside box top.




Looks like 144 was the minimum order and a calendar on the bottom cost an extra 4 cents.







Some added ordering info.








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The "B"s






I purchased the Bay Thermometer from the grandson of the original station owner. He included these photos of his grandfather at the station circa 1960.




Bear Wheel Alinement. Note two different spellings on the Black/White version. "Alinement" and "alignment"













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TWO--"A" POLES


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Some thermometers from Champlin.



And Chevron. You see the newer logo on the right quite often. I have never seen one that had any writing on the bottom. The older logo is much harder to find.





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Two champlin



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Nice to see some postings from other Oldgas members with items in their collections. Keep it up! Some Cities Service and Citgo.



Conoco



Some Coops, one with a calendar and a Crown.






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ONE "A' AND TWO "B"POLES
BEAR AND BORDEN"S


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ONE "C" POLE


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Some "D" thermometers and another example with a calendar


DX thermometers with the old and newer logos.





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Bill,

Looks great so far! I had no idea there were so many of these.

The D-X logo change was in 1957, so maybe that could be your oldest one?

Wes

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Wes, Thanks for the input on the DX date. Several companies had thermometers with logos that can date a transition period of signage. The 1959 date I earlier noted was actually on the thermometer. Amoco, Gulf, Lion, Mobil, Phillips, Sinclair, Sohio and Texaco are among the users of transitional logos.


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Enco, Esso and Exxon



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MY ONE AND ONLY "E" POLE THERMOMETER!


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Some thermometers begining with "F".



I have seen two Fina thermometers and they both came from the same town which is about 30 miles north of where I live. Both were found more than 300 miles from that town! They sure travel arround.



The two Flying A may look the same but if you look close one says "Service" and the other says "Gasoline". The service version is more common.









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For a change of pace before we start the next group here are some thermometers advertising tires. Probably some more brands out there




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TWO "F" POLE THERMOMETERS

THE "FORD" IS A HARD ONE TO FIND HERE ON THE "LEFT" COAST


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This is great stuff. I really like the Fleet Wing and the Frontier. I'm learning something new here. Just one more thing I'll be searching for when I'm out and about!! Dave.


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GLF is a New York Cooperative. The older logo Gulf comes in a light and dark blue letters.


The new Gulf logo shown in two different sizes and colors.



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Some automotive related thermometers. I have also seen the Chevrolet logo in red. Will do some tractor logos tomorrow.




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GOLDEN EAGLE IS FROM CANADA.
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2 "G" POLES


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These are great, had no idea there was such a variety out there. Don't know if I will be able to post mine when we get down to that letter.
We have hardwood floors not carpet....lol.
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A hard to find Hudson Oil Co. thermometer. Hudson was based in Kansas City. The bottom writing says that they are operating in 25 states.



Leonard from Michigan and old and new Lion logos.









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I bet alot of these type themometers were used as ice scrapers on windshields?

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Some thermometers advertising tractors. I have also seen one for Oliver Tractors.









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love the john deere thermometer..i have some hit-n-miss gasoline engines that were made in ottawa kansas...you have a awesome collection of these pole thermometers,,i`m really enjoying your collection!!!! TXS A LOT ALAN



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The one on the right is from Midland Cooperatives.



Mobil with the horse facing right and left.



Some more Mobil variations.









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Osceola, another Michigan company.




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Some Phillips 66 thermometers.




The top hanger is missing on the Platolene 500, but it is hard to find in any condition and will definitely do until and if I ever find another. The Premier is out of Texas.



Pure thermometers. I have also seen the version on the right on an oval top thermometer.





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Three different ones from Richfield.


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YOU ARE A HARD MAN TO FOLLOW BILL! I AM SCRAPING THE BOTTOM-MY ONE AND ONLY "R" POLE!


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Nice job Bill... makes a guy want to start collecting these things! LOL No i am not going to collect these i have to bid against you now for shakers. LOL


Looking for anything from Hoosier Pete, Platolene 500 and Red Bird.
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Some Sinclairs. Note one has a Standard flame shaped hanger. Somebody screwed up!


And some Shell.




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TWO SINCLAIR POLES


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TWO SUNOCO POLES-DIFFERENT STYLE ON THE LOGO.


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THREE SHELL POLES--THE PECTEN WITH RED BACKGROUND WAS INTRODUCED IN 1963.


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SIGNAL,SOUTH STATES FEED AND SOHIO POLES


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STANDARD AND SKELLY POLES


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Old and new logo Signal and some from Skelly.
Frank, I've never seen that Signal Heating Oils. Thats got to be a hard one to find!





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Bill,the Signal that you mentioned was found in an antique store in Oregon quite a no. of years ago..The only one that i have seen,the credit goes to my wife for spotting it!

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Two photos sent to me by Rod Vanpelt.






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I have really enjoyed this topic!!!!
I can't wait to see more.
Bill, have you every seen a Billups?
Dumb question....If you saw it, it would be in your collection.
I believe the price for these has increased on ebay because of this thread...
What a neat collectible.

Paddy......Bill, thanks for the Billups license plate topper that you brought to me at Iowa.................I don't know if I ever thanked you.


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Some from Standard. Old and new flame/torch on left side.





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The older logo Sohio and the left is from the town I grew up in. I have also seen a Gulf and Atlantic from there. Paddy your right I haven't seen a Billups!


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Two different versions from Standard of Kentucky.


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Some more begining with "S".





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never knew there was 2 versions of the Standard oil of Ky.
Very nice collection Bill.


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Some Texaco variations.



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TWO TEXACO POLE THERMOMETERS.
ONE IS A SAMPLE.


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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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Some more.


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Some miscellaneous oil/auto related thermometers.






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WALLACE ELECTRIC POLE THERMOMETER


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Some advertising Propane, Butane and Natural Gas.



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Some more advertising Propane, Butane and Natural Gas.





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These are the only two thermometers I have other than champlin. Jack



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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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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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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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This 1962 catalog has a page with the angled base 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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Bill,thanks for the info on replacement tubes.Frank


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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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Another group of interesting advertising subjects.



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Hi Bill, I have been watching and have not seen any metal Sign Pole Thermometers, are they common, Here is a picture of mine





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The only metal pole thermometers I have seen have all been Texaco.

Bill will know if their are more.

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Forgot to post that one. Scott's right as Texaco is the only metal one I have ever seen. They do show up but are hard to find in nice shape. Bill.


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Since I posted a Pepsi thermometer I figured
I shouldn't ignore those who choose the competitor. Here's a Coke for You!


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Bill. You've done a great job on this. I guess we owe a special thanks to Hawkike too. AND all the other contributors.

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Thanks for the comments and my appreciation to all of those who have contributed. The weather limited my internet access for most of the last 24 hours but I'm back up now. Will be adding some more tomorrow to finish up the topic.


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Have been without power all day. Wanted to post this earlier. Here are some thermometers I have seen but don't have actual photos of.



top row left to right:
Royal Triton , Statex Coop, Pennzoil, Tri-Par

middle row:
North Star, Frontier Station, Ashland, Keystone

bottom row:

Crown (different color),Gulf large top, 76(different version), Chevron winged logo.




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This last post will list some that I do not have photos or scans for but know to exist.

Aetna A PLus
Amoco (with American Gas)
BP
Colonial (with eagle)
Cosden
Crystal Flash
Dixie (Michigan)
Enarco
El Paso
Kendall
Midland
Shelby County Oil
Sinclair Heating Oil
United Services Motors

It has been a pleasure sharing these collectibles during this month. I am always looking to add to my collection. If anyone has something that wasn't pictured or shown only in a scan let me know. Bill Fortune.



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Great job Bill!!!! Do you have a photo of them all displayed?


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Bill, how many more have you found since this list?


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Four on the last list plus five others not listed and about six non gas ones. Still Looking!


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Originally Posted By: wfort39663
Some of the flat style that seem to have been exclusive to Canada.
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I have also seen a Shell with the top in the shape of the Shell sign.


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too cools
ome of these are very close to where I live awesome






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I really like these thermo's!! Great collections guys!!
The Sinclair's. The Cities. The Sunoco's of course. And the myriad of Texaco's. Very nice!!


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Those are some cool thermometers. Here is my only one.



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.. cool

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Randy , you know how to tease a guy. Maybe someday I will get one of those.


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Randy is working on getting you one Bill. He has planted it in dirt and is hoping to grow a few more by spring time.

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ebay # 181399851023

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Looks like a few collector's are already on it...up to $225.00.


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My brother who also collects these was the winner. I have one in my collection with red letters.


Bill Fortune
Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers [Re: wfort39663] #534445
Sat May 10 2014 04:58 PM
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Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers [Re: wfort39663] #677531
Tue Jan 24 2017 09:10 AM
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I have a SIGNAL Heating Oil pole sign with stop light logo. nfs.

Re: Collectible of the Month -Sign Pole Thermometers [Re: pcapell] #677555
Tue Jan 24 2017 03:56 PM
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You do and it is rare.

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