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Rotating Globe #243941
Mon Mar 28 2011 07:46 PM
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I would like to get a wall sconce for one of my gas globes, but I'd like to come up with a way to make it rotate since I have two different lenses on it. I'm thinking Standard had something like this for one of their pumps. Any ideas how I can make this happen.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243944
Mon Mar 28 2011 08:01 PM
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Standard had a rotator for their crown globes but it was with a 7 inch base. They're fairly rare but do come up every so often. Problem is how to reduce it to a 6 inch globe holder. If you're talented, you could probably fabricate something!


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Re: Rotating Globe [Re: K W FRITH] #243948
Mon Mar 28 2011 08:11 PM
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I have ideas to make sure it doesn't fall off the wall. I'm just trying to think of what already rotates and take the parts out of it. I'd like to make it turn very slow like the rotating pub lights do. Kinda thought someone else might have had the same idea and found a way to make it work.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243957
Mon Mar 28 2011 08:39 PM
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The Rotator made for the Crowns will NOT work for regular globes as the motor is too far offset from center. Someone has made a Rotator for 6"base globes. Not sure if it will work on Capco's through.
Mobil-100 posted a pic of a narrow 60 [in Gilmore] last week w/ a Rotator.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #243963
Mon Mar 28 2011 09:02 PM
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Plug should be down thru center, other wires are for switch.

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Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #243966
Mon Mar 28 2011 09:23 PM
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I plan to use a glass body globe. These pics will help me come up with something. Thanks

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243967
Mon Mar 28 2011 09:28 PM
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IF you mounted the motor below [inside pump top], should work on ANY globe

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #243968
Mon Mar 28 2011 09:38 PM
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Well what im doing is putting the globe on a wall sconce that will mounted on the wall. I thought it would be cool if I could come up with a way for it to rotate.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243969
Mon Mar 28 2011 09:48 PM
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Maybe add a Final [ball] under neath to hide motor & balance out? Spin the ball in opposite direction?

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #243971
Mon Mar 28 2011 10:08 PM
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It may take some time but I will find a way to do it. I just think this would be something cool that others on here would want to do as well.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243972
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With the use of a Micro motor, anything is possible.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett] #243974
Mon Mar 28 2011 10:17 PM
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I have some stuff on order so when it gets here ill be taking it apart to see what I can come up with. I'll have to go to Radio shack and see about the micro motor.

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243977
Mon Mar 28 2011 10:24 PM
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In the mean time I found this if someone just wants to put the globe on the shelf and have it rotate. ebay 260749268301

Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken] #243983
Mon Mar 28 2011 11:33 PM
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You could buy this and adapt it to your purpose.... http://www.gaspumpheaven.com/shop/product.php?productid=16700&cat=367&page=2



Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Scott Baselt] #243988
Tue Mar 29 2011 04:16 AM
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