I have an original glass top on my 70 but it just sets there. I’ve always wondered if they had clips or something to hold them on originally but my pump didn’t have anything like that when I got it. It seems like in real time use those tops would’ve gotten stolen or knocked off pretty easily f they weren’t at least attached somehow. But, globes were only fastened with a few screws so not that secure either I guess and who wanted a gas globe back then anyway? Times sure have changed. I think Todd Tessman has one of the cast ones too. He’ll be at Iowagas if you’re going this year Paul. I’m sure he’d loan you his and save shipping one.
Thanks for the info. I was surprised to hear there were clips on those erie tops, I hadnt heard that before either. Bill and I have already talked, he's going to let me borrow his for a few days. It'll be so much better than me guessing the dimensions and just working off photos.
Yeah, it's strange to think how easy it was to steal any of this stuff back in the 30s 40s 50s, I guess no one would have wanted them like you say. If I had a time machine, be bad, I'd probably steal a bunch and all the gas stations would be confused. Why would anyone want these! Crazy kids!