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Peerless globe lens
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A couple of days ago some friends were at my shop and we had a discussion on this Peerless lens. Some thought it was hand painted and others thought it was just not fired. It does appear that Peerless was repainted on it's outline. We talked about it so much I now have no freaking idea. The lens are 16.5". I need some fresh eyes and opinions. Thanks for any input.

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Re: Peerless globe lens
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Looks like a Champlin lens that someone changed to make it there own brand


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Originally Posted by nuts66
Looks like a Champlin lens that someone changed to make it there own brand


...that's what it is...


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Re: Peerless globe lens
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You can't just change a lens to personalize it. The image is (almost always) fired onto - and into - the glass substrate. You would need to sandblast only the area you planned on repainting in order for it to work.
Much, much easier to just paint an entire lens.

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Done4 #740511 Fri Dec 13 2019 04:30 PM
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Thanks T-Way, I’ll have to check to see if it’s fired. There seems to be a lot of color loss. I didn’t think someone could paint Ash Grove in there.


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Re: Peerless globe lens
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Whatever the case, its obviously an old lens worth preserving and appreciating in its state. maybe altered or whatever but probly the only one in existance and a great piece. just enjoy it and dont sweat the small things.

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Done4 #740518 Fri Dec 13 2019 06:03 PM
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I’m with you Les, I respect it for what it is. I never really cared about being fired or painted but after all the conversation was curious and confused. I’m on track to get a more correct body for it.


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Yes an old body with lots of patina would do it justice


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