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TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE #280273
Wed Oct 19 2011 03:34 AM
Wed Oct 19 2011 03:34 AM
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blacktee member Doug has asked me to start this thread w/pics for him....

Hi Doc

Thanks for helping me. Let me know any costs. I will forward those photos that are pdf. I know nothing about this stuff. : )

Are you familiar with what is called a Texaco Chimney Cap globe ? If you have the globe books you'll be able to find it there. I'll also send you a photo or two of one. It's a wide body globe made around 1918-1919 ? Remember what we're dealing with here is a "Wide" body globe. 8 or 9 inches is my guess. Also it has a screw on cap on the top. Reason being, I'm not sure. As I remember it's not large enough to change a light bulb ? What I've found is the same globe in a narrow body. The photos came from Boston around August of 1917. I've taken a magnifying glass to the original small black & white photos in this magazine, and it clearly looks like a narrow body. Also several others have said that it's not a normal Chimney globe.

Thanks Doug

4th from left:


and close-up:


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Re: TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #280284
Wed Oct 19 2011 05:38 AM
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Awesome globe! I've been told the chimney top globe was designed to eliminate the build up of gasoline fumes, which could cause an explosion within the pump.
Rod van Pelt


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Re: TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE [Re: rvanpelt] #280291
Wed Oct 19 2011 06:14 AM
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Exactly what I understood about them too Rod.


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Re: TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE [Re: philmccauley] #280317
Wed Oct 19 2011 08:35 AM
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I have the globe just to the right of the one Doug pointed out and enlarged. It is, however, about 7 inches wide. Mine is not a chimney top but you can see on the top of mine where the chimney top mold had been altered to "plug" the hole for the chimney. Note the white outline of the "T" on both globes. When I pictured mine on here I was told it was a repaint since it was outlined in white. This shows that the white outlined "T" was used much before the late 50s and probably came before the black "T".
Rod van Pelt

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Re: TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE [Re: rvanpelt] #280323
Wed Oct 19 2011 09:14 AM
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2nd pic from top on this thread page shows same globe I think....

http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=229104&page=30


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Re: TEXACO CHIMNEY CAP GLOBE [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #280517
Thu Oct 20 2011 09:05 AM
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Probably the same concept, but I heard the hole was to help dissipate the heat so it wouldn't ignite the fume.....but it is probably the same thing. Man, that collection makes me want to throw my Texaco collection away.


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