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#159979 - Sat Nov 14 2009 01:29 PM Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Does any one have a Union 76 6' ball on display? Sure would like to see a picture. I am having second thoughts on how it would look sticking up in the woods probably next to a station that is a lot older than the sign. Any pictures would be appreciated
Thanks
Rick Nelson

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#159986 - Sat Nov 14 2009 03:06 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: hillsideshortleg]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
rick there is one down the road from me on its original pole.if you want i can get a pic.otherwise i think its"hang it on a wall"
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#160008 - Sat Nov 14 2009 04:56 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: oldnfuelish]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
I was hoping to see a 76 ball in some ones collection. To see how it fit in with all the other flat sign posts. This is the full 6' ball not a wall mount sign. Thanks for the offer OLDNFUELISH but I have pictures of them at stations but have never seen one in a collection.

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#160022 - Sat Nov 14 2009 06:45 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: hillsideshortleg]
porcelain-neon Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2007
Loc: Minot,ND USA
I have only seen one...pictured in a Calif. collection.It's on this site somewhere, I don't know how to find it though.They are way too big for most people, that's why no one has one to show.Most are 8 foot diameter. If you decide you don't want it, drop me a line.
Greg
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#160024 - Sat Nov 14 2009 07:08 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: porcelain-neon]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Hope you have a Large building.
Bill Stevens in San Jose has/had one in his shop, last time I was there.

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#160025 - Sat Nov 14 2009 07:25 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: Dick Bennett]
huskybob Online   content
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Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
HSL....... here's an interesting read:

http://www.savethe76ball.com/

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#160027 - Sat Nov 14 2009 07:44 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: huskybob]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
Whooooaa thats a cool web site. thanks bob
We live up in the hills where it would only be visable at night as a large glowing orange object in the hills. Do you think any one would notice it? No thats what i'm telling my wife!
We had a woman drive up to our place one time to drop her kid off to play with our son. I found her down the road confused with there being a gas station in the woods on a road that lead nowhere. I think she was wondering what kind of a nut her kids friends parents were.

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#160029 - Sat Nov 14 2009 08:04 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: hillsideshortleg]
gulfiend! Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 01 2005
Loc: Raleigh, North Carolina
...as rare as they are to find in collections (thanks to the efforts of Unocal), I'd be loathe to hang one anywhere outdoors, especially in the woods...one good ice storm and some falling tree limbs and you'd have a lot of worthless broken plastic on your hands...
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#160035 - Sat Nov 14 2009 08:50 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: gulfiend!]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
I was actualy more worried about bullets. Would a bullet shatter the ball or just put a hole through it?

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#160047 - Sat Nov 14 2009 10:05 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: hillsideshortleg]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
I would think it would put a hole through it. The exit might be a little bigger though eek
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#160065 - Sun Nov 15 2009 07:47 AM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: gasoildude]
1PetroFan Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
Rick, I Have a lighted 6' 76 ball hanging from an old Standard fluted pole, I will try to get a PIC and send it to your E-mail this week, I haven't tried to post any PICS on this site yet - shame on me! It is the type that is shaped like a contact lense. Brady

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#160074 - Sun Nov 15 2009 09:09 AM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: 1PetroFan]
hillsideshortleg Offline
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Registered: Sat May 30 2009
Loc: Spokane, Washington
1petrofan
I would like to see the picture but this is a actual 6'? sphere ball. I am not sure but I think Santa clause is bringing me a contact lens type 76 sign. At least I drove her to the guys house and she got out and dealt with him. And I THINK I have been good this year

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#160203 - Sun Nov 15 2009 09:53 PM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: hillsideshortleg]
1PetroFan Online   content
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Jul 18 2004
Loc: Bunker Hill, WV,USA
Rick, it is a six foot spear. I took Pics today, I will try to get them to you Monday. I did pretty good on mine, I got the sign and the pole for $200. Brady

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#160240 - Mon Nov 16 2009 08:58 AM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: 1PetroFan]
bruzer75 Offline
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Registered: Fri Sep 22 2006
Loc: Grants Pass, OR, USA
All this talk about pictures and I don't see a one. Your killing me!!! Email me the pictures and I'll be more than happy to post, PLEASE.
Mike

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#160244 - Mon Nov 16 2009 09:12 AM Re: Union 76 ball 6' how are they displayed [Re: bruzer75]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
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