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#159482 - Tue Nov 10 2009 08:45 PM Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions
Ryan Offline
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Registered: Thu Jan 22 2009
Loc: Portland OR
When were these used? I've found lots of info on the red and white crowns, but little on the gold ones. Any/all info would be greatly appreciated. I picked up a NOS one recently and would like to encorporate it into a pump restoration. Would Standard Oil be correct with this crown?

Thanks! smile
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#159506 - Tue Nov 10 2009 11:37 PM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Ryan]
Maps for the memories Offline
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Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
1952-1961, if my memory is correct. Seems like I remember some stragglers into the mid-60s.

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#159529 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:49 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Maps for the memories]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Gifferent color globes, were used for different products. I cant find my info on them right now though. It was posted here about two years ago. Maybe somebody else remembers that.
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#159546 - Wed Nov 11 2009 09:11 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Ryan]
Old Iron Offline
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Registered: Thu Sep 10 2009
Loc: New Mexico
Hi Ryan,

According to PCM's Guide to Gas Pump Restoration, Gold Crown globes (premium grade} were used from 1956 to 1961 by Standard of Indiana. There is a color image of the pump showing color combinations and decals. That's the only reference book I have on the subject.

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#159556 - Wed Nov 11 2009 10:26 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Old Iron]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
GOLD....PREMIUM
WHITE...ETHYL
RED....REGULAR
GREEN...DIESEL
BLUE....SOLITE [NON ETHYL PREMIUM or MOTOR GRADE]
ORANGE...AVIATION or OUTBOARD
GREY...TRACTOR GRADE
RED W/ GOLD BAND...used on twin pumps Reg. & Prem.

Early raised letter crowns have a 7" base, ALL others have a 6" threaded base & have a metal threaded ring to 7".



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#159562 - Wed Nov 11 2009 11:20 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Dick Bennett]
ryanfair Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 05 2007
Loc: Mishawaka, IN USA
Was there ever a Purple? I thought someone had told me that, but I have obviously never seen one. Not wure what grade that would have been either?

Thanks,

Ryan
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#159563 - Wed Nov 11 2009 11:35 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: ryanfair]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Only purple I have seen are the Fantasy clear ones made in a variety of colors.
There was also a swag lamp made for dealers that have a flange on top, bottom extends down approx. 1/2".

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#159589 - Wed Nov 11 2009 04:43 PM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: ryanfair]
Maps for the memories Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
At Peotone, I saw a advertising car topper with cardboard inserts with blue and purple crowns and a reference to Purple Power, IIRC. Looked like it attached to something (car roof?) via suction cups. I didn't get a good look to confirm that the crowns were Stanolind style. Wish I could remember the wording on it.
I have never seen a purple crown, but recall the grey and the green crowns when I was a kid. It was a special treat to see those!

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#159657 - Thu Nov 12 2009 01:28 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Maps for the memories]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Maps,
I have a car/truck roof topper you are referring to. Wording on it is IT'S PURPLE [RED CROWN IN CENTER] IT'S POWERFULL.
I was told it referred to the color of RED CROWN GASOLINE [regular] at the time.

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#159666 - Thu Nov 12 2009 08:32 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Dick Bennett]
Maps for the memories Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
Thanks, Dick-
I never thought about purple referring to the gas color. That's been making me slightly nuts since Peotone.

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#159686 - Thu Nov 12 2009 10:31 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Maps for the memories]
Jack R Offline
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Registered: Fri Feb 27 2004
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
This sign was in a recent auction here. Jack



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#159693 - Thu Nov 12 2009 11:36 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Jack R]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif

should have straps on ends for trying to drip edge above doors.

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#159696 - Thu Nov 12 2009 11:50 AM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Dick Bennett]
ryanfair Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Mon Nov 05 2007
Loc: Mishawaka, IN USA
Nice. That makes sense. Haven't seen that sign before.

Thanks!

Ryan
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#159741 - Thu Nov 12 2009 07:57 PM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: ryanfair]
Maps for the memories Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Jul 06 2006
Loc: Midwest
That's the sign I saw at Peotone. Either the light or my eyes were bad.

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#159755 - Thu Nov 12 2009 08:52 PM Re: Gold Crown Glass Globe Questions [Re: Maps for the memories]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Neither, you forgot where you saved the image in your hard drive [brain] ! LOL

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