Thoni Oil, founded in Nashville in the 1930s, relocated to Miami in the 1950s, and shut down their stations with the death of founder Richard Thoni about 1990. This lens is from the middle 1950s thru about 1970 - have a poor quality photo of a station in 1967 with this globe.
nice lens just me but I would NEVER put back painted glass on grass or any surface with possible hidden moisture especially pinball backglasses if you have any flaky graphics, they can definitely come off with the grass rubbing or moisture sticking to it
LOL... fired lenses which is about 90% of them can be wiped with paint thinner and not hurt. If restored lenses than you do not want to wipe with paint thinner because you would have a blank piece of glass. Non baked original lenses the paint can come loose and flake off. Be careful cleaning them.
Fired lenses are tuff!!! That is why they last so long.
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