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#243941 - Mon Mar 28 2011 09:46 PM Rotating Globe
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
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.

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#243944 - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:01 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
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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#243948 - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:11 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: K W FRITH]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
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.

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#243957 - Mon Mar 28 2011 10:39 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
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.

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#243963 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:02 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Plug should be down thru center, other wires are for switch.


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#243966 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:23 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
I plan to use a glass body globe. These pics will help me come up with something. Thanks

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#243967 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:28 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
IF you mounted the motor below [inside pump top], should work on ANY globe

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#243968 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:38 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
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.

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#243969 - Mon Mar 28 2011 11:48 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Maybe add a Final [ball] under neath to hide motor & balance out? Spin the ball in opposite direction?

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#243971 - Tue Mar 29 2011 12:08 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
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.

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#243972 - Tue Mar 29 2011 12:11 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
With the use of a Micro motor, anything is possible.

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#243974 - Tue Mar 29 2011 12:17 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
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.

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#243977 - Tue Mar 29 2011 12:24 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Miken Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
In the mean time I found this if someone just wants to put the globe on the shelf and have it rotate. ebay 260749268301

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#243983 - Tue Mar 29 2011 01:33 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
You could buy this and adapt it to your purpose.... http://www.gaspumpheaven.com/shop/product.php?productid=16700&cat=367&page=2
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#243988 - Tue Mar 29 2011 06:16 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Scott Baselt]
blacktee Offline
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Registered: Mon Jan 17 2005
Loc: Saline, Mi USA
Mike

Sent you a PM this morning.

Doug

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#243992 - Tue Mar 29 2011 06:47 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
SuperAmerica Man Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 30 2002
Loc: Central , MN USA
Just have to search the site, alot of ideas on how to do it.

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=127056#Post127056
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#244025 - Tue Mar 29 2011 09:20 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: SuperAmerica Man]
T-way Offline
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Registered: Wed Jul 24 2002
Loc: Riley, MI, USA
No one has mentioned this yet, so I'm gonna. LOL

I don't think the sconces available from the major restoration houses have enough distance from the wall to the 'cup' for the globe to rotate. I do beleive you will hit the wall first.

This one from Vic's 66 MAY work: http://www.vics66.com/store/gas-pumps/ga...num-wall-sconce

But I would not plan on using a glass body. That's an awful lot of weight hanging way off the wall by two mounting screws. Toss in the vibration of the motor and (to me) that's a receipe for disaster.

You will shave at least 6# of weight by using a CAPCO body.

Later . . .

Jim
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#244030 - Tue Mar 29 2011 09:47 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: T-way]
Miken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
Scott
I never saw that. I'll have to get one of those.
Thanks

T-Way
Thats the sconce im going to use. To make it sturdy I was going to attach a back plate so it would have more screws in the wall. I did think about a Capco body to save on weight, but I dont think it has the same appeal as a glass body one.

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#244215 - Tue Mar 29 2011 11:30 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
Miken Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Fri Jan 14 2011
Loc: Destin, Fl
This is what i've come up with. Going to cut off the base were the globe mounts to the wall sconce and then tack weld the rotating globe base on it that gas pump heaven sells.

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#244399 - Wed Mar 30 2011 09:23 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Miken]
K W FRITH Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Devils Lake, ND---USA
Keep us posted as to how it works out!
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#244486 - Thu Mar 31 2011 09:16 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Mr.Wadhams Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Dick Bennett
Plug should be down thru center, other wires are for switch.


Just a note on this Standard Oil rotator posted by Dick. The rotating wheel is in the wrong spot...it actually should be running on the OUTSIDE of the inner circle, not the inside like this one shows. Plug had an adapter to screw into the light socket that illuminated the globe. Small ball bearings run under the outer circle ....like a lazy susan.

Jim


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Edited by Mr.Wadhams (Thu Mar 31 2011 09:24 AM)
Edit Reason: additions
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#244489 - Thu Mar 31 2011 09:37 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Mr.Wadhams]
Ryan Underthun Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 07 2002
Loc: Duluth, MN U.S.A
Originally Posted By: Mr.Wadhams
The rotating wheel is in the wrong spot...it actually should be running on the OUTSIDE of the inner circle, not the inside like this one shows.


Yeah, but if you put the wheel on the inside, the globe spins way faster! LOL
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#244495 - Thu Mar 31 2011 09:54 AM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Ryan Underthun]
Dick Bennett Offline
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Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Quickie picture.
I keep it in a box in shed so it don't matter!

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#244525 - Thu Mar 31 2011 01:55 PM Re: Rotating Globe [Re: Dick Bennett]
Mr.Wadhams Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 08 2001
Loc: Wisconsin
I just thought that little trivia might help if someone wanted to copy it...it would not work the way it is. Never know...more info might help someone?

Jim
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