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REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works #670974
Thu Nov 03 2016 06:21 PM
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Old Gassers:

I wanted to let everyone know we making reproduction shoebox globes. A few years ago we started making Erie tops, and we used the same process to now make these shoe box globe bodies. Matt Alvarez contacted me about making these and donated a top to duplicate. The mold has come out excellent, very happy with it. Its pretty much an exact copy. We again are using glass-simulating urethane so that it lights up real nice.

I contacted Lance at Pogo about making silk screened glass lenses for these. Definitely something he's up for doing but would be nice to know if there are demand for those and which ones. There are other folks that have made the lenses in the past too.

I also plan on reproducing some of the bases, most likely out of plastic as well. Its a little complicated with the bases since there are so many different versions depending on the pump.

I think it'll be into the new year before we make tops in quantity. It be really helpful to know what the demand is for these since the materials are expensive. I expect to sell these for about the same price as the Erie tops, about $350 for the bodies. Feedback welcome via this post or PM, if you are interested please let me know. Also like to know if lenses are wanted and if bases are desirable?

Special thanks to Matt for being so helpful on this project!

Paul

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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671043
Fri Nov 04 2016 03:10 PM
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I'd sign up for two if I could find a pump for it to go on?

Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671044
Fri Nov 04 2016 03:28 PM
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I'm definitely in for some, are they going to be glass or resin?


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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671046
Fri Nov 04 2016 04:33 PM
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Gas stuff,

These are resin. Same stuff as the Erie tops I've made before. It's a clear urethane that's used to simulate glass. I add just a little white to make it look like milk glass. It's really good stuff, lights up nice.

Paul

Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671047
Fri Nov 04 2016 04:46 PM
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Well I'm definitely in for one,if it looks good we will most likely buy more Thank you Paul and please let me know when I can buy one


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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671053
Fri Nov 04 2016 06:22 PM
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Paul, I'd surely be interested in one at least. Please keep me posted!


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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671127
Sat Nov 05 2016 05:02 PM
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Funny how this stuff moves around. If that is the top that Ed Steagall sold Matt, it started out in Sturgeon Bay. It was still in the original box when I got it. Should be a good demand for them. Good luck.




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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #671148
Sat Nov 05 2016 07:25 PM
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John, the globe pictured is the first resin one. The one I loaned to do the mold was not the N.O.S one. That one is still on one of my pumps and the box is stored away.


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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Old Racer] #671153
Sat Nov 05 2016 09:11 PM
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Thanks John. I think folks will like these, mold is working really well. Paul

Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672217
Fri Nov 18 2016 06:41 PM
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All,

I've been working on two lens designs for the repro shoebox globes. Just finished the graphics, here they are below. Tried to make these as faithful to the original design as I could and they will be marked too.

I'm going to get these made in low quantities by Lance over at Pogogas. Not the decal route, fired and baked lenses just like the originals. If you think either of these two designs are something you may be interested in, please let me know, as I may be able to increase the quantity before Lance makes them in December. I was going to start out with just six sets of each but could increase the order if there's demand.

Molding these shoeboxes is going well, also preparing to make more Erie tops too. First shipments going out next week.

Thanks!
Paul

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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672332
Sat Nov 19 2016 09:43 PM
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By popular demand, I'm adding this one too...

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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672538
Tue Nov 22 2016 06:02 AM
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Paul, please put me down for one globe body and a set of the last lens pictured orange and black stripe! Thanks-Eric


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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672610
Tue Nov 22 2016 08:08 PM
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Got you covered Eric, check your PM

Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672615
Tue Nov 22 2016 08:42 PM
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Paul, good job of picking a Tydol Flying A lens to reproduce, IMO...

Cover of May 1955 issue of Flying A News(sorry about the glare):

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Re: REPRO Shoebox Globes in the works [Re: Paul Bell] #672636
Wed Nov 23 2016 03:01 AM
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Thanks Bob, that picture is way cool! Nice shoe boxes!

-Paul

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