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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Dick Bennett] #485566
Wed Oct 16 2013 04:33 PM
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very cool globe and story, glad I don't collect Texaco or I might be broke

Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Neil Gerrard] #485695
Thu Oct 17 2013 07:55 AM
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why did the globe have a hole in the top? did they light it with a candle?

Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: DFHigdon] #485697
Thu Oct 17 2013 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted By: DFHigdon
why did the globe have a hole in the top? did they light it with a candle?


I don't know if it is an urban myth or not...but I have been told it was to help with ventilation. Not sure if that was heat or fumes...or both. No candle.... Black T may have the answer.


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Alex] #485730
Thu Oct 17 2013 11:16 AM
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When first used there was a concerned about an explosion when the light came on for the globe. They were afraid gas fumes would fill the globe, that is the reason for the vent.

Last edited by 1937 GMC; Thu Oct 17 2013 11:18 AM.

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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: 1937 GMC] #485765
Thu Oct 17 2013 02:41 PM
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Cool globe! Why not a black TůSeem like being that old it would be.


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: LOWright] #485767
Thu Oct 17 2013 02:45 PM
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There are a couple white T one piece globes. But they are the more rare ones...


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texaco globe #486663
Mon Oct 21 2013 07:25 PM
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don't forget to set your snipes,.. cool
tomorrow:

ebay # 390680370614


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Re: texaco globe [Re: advertologist] #486667
Mon Oct 21 2013 07:28 PM
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I think it will hit $15000... Not going off the CD either DB... Its rare and very cool. Plus its almost 100 years old. Good buy.


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Gas globe guy] #486727
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:30 AM
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Nebraska
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Originally Posted By: Gas globe guy
There are a couple white T one piece globes. But they are the more rare ones...


Here's mine, a milk glass etched, white "T" canopy globe from that era.

Thanks,
Rod


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: rvanpelt] #486729
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:49 AM
Tue Oct 22 2013 06:49 AM
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Heres mine and I still haven't started work on it yet. It was broken and put back together with silicone. I plan to dismantle it and reassemble it properly with epoxy.
Its about as close as I will ever get to one and I got a bonus with it---it still had the impossible to find chimney cap on it!! GREAT globe!

Texaco Chimney Cap 1.jpgTexaco Chimney cap 2.jpg

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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: K W FRITH] #486735
Tue Oct 22 2013 07:26 AM
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Broken or not Kevin, that cap makes it!! Very very cool!!


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Steven C.] #486763
Tue Oct 22 2013 09:53 AM
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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: rvanpelt] #486764
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted By: rvanpelt
Originally Posted By: Gas globe guy
There are a couple white T one piece globes. But they are the more rare ones...


Here's mine, a milk glass etched, white "T" canopy globe from that era.

Thanks,
Rod


very nice!! Not many of those known to exist...


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Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: pumpingethyl] #486765
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:11 AM
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Very cool pic!

Is there not other brand examples of this type globe? Texaco could not have been the only brand thinking there was need to vent the pumps, were they? Or were they?


Steve Coppens
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Really want a Sunoco National pump ad glass!!
Re: Texaco Chimney Top Globe.... [Re: Steven C.] #486767
Tue Oct 22 2013 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C.
Very cool pic!

Is there not other brand examples of this type globe? Texaco could not have been the only brand thinking there was need to vent the pumps, were they? Or were they?


There are many company's who used them. One thing you could do Steve is just put "chimney" in the search bar on Scott's globe CD, and lots of them pop up. texaco, esso, red crown, ETC.


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