1931, Grand opening of all the station on one day. the globes were very plain, they had two, but at that time thee was basicly only two types of low-compression engines, but that changed one year later, 1932 the V-8
higher compression. So Signal needed another type of fuel not just regular and ethyl. as all did they came up with a higher octane that became their Ethyl , Anti-knock and Regular. so they came out with new globes.
this is the first globe they used as their Ethyl. Steve Castelli has this globe. only one known. the Purple was used as their regular . I've seen pictures of it.
in the early times the globe didn't always show the type of fuel , it was the decal, these are as close as we can get useing a black and white photo.
And sents they started with only about 7-9 filling stations, no wonder these globes are gone. heres the regular decal.
[This message has been edited by Dwaine Buck (edited 05-03-2004).]