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#347400 - Fri Aug 10 2012 04:20 AM Texaco thermometer. Origin??
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
What is the origin of a piece like this? Was it made/issued by Texaco or is it some 1990's aftermarket piece?
221096715858


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#347401 - Fri Aug 10 2012 04:49 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Steven C.]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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It's a fantasy piece....
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#347402 - Fri Aug 10 2012 04:56 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
Steven C. Offline
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Loc: MICHIGAN
Did they make a real ones back in the day?
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#347404 - Fri Aug 10 2012 05:24 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Steven C.]
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When someone refers to an advertising piece as a "fantasy" piece, they are implying that an original never existed. If an item is called a repop it means that it is a copy of an original. Most people clump the 2 together and just say repop. Either way it has very little room in a serious collections.
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#347412 - Fri Aug 10 2012 06:55 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: THERMOMAN]
Old Racer Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006
Loc: Pickett, WI USA
Not sure if this is the place to ask this, but where did "Repop" come from? Repop*****? Short for what?
Or was it a typo for "Repro" at some point? Reproduction?
Just wondering. I have used both.
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#347413 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:06 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Old Racer]
GasCan Offline
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Repop is a reproduction of repro. Much like fantasy is a figment of one's imagination. lol
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#347414 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:20 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: GasCan]
KZ1000 Offline
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Registered: Sun Oct 21 2007
Loc: Mass
repop = repopped out of mold/etc. IMO


Edited by KZ1000 (Fri Aug 10 2012 07:20 AM)
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#347418 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:32 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: KZ1000]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Did Texaco even make a real therm? If so does anyone have pics? All I ever seen is the fantasy pieces.
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#347419 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:39 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Here's Your Sign]
Here's Your Sign Offline
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Oh and for my two cents I always thought repop was short for repopulated. As in repopulating the hobby with garbage.
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#347420 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:40 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Here's Your Sign]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
Oh yeah...Dealers, Consignees, Agents and Distributors commonly used the little banjo thermometers (plastic and metal).

I'm at the office and can't take pictures of the Texaco thermometers I have. Just watch out for the reproduction plastic banjo thermometers (the "T" looks funny on them).
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#347421 - Fri Aug 10 2012 07:45 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
J.E.Radebaugh Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 04 2002
Loc: Gracey, Kentucky
Here are a few auction numbers of original thermometers.

221096747208
271032487836
300746800726
160860553003
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#347580 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:23 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: J.E.Radebaugh]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
Wow!! It sounds like some of you don't like this little piece smile I understand. I don't love it either, but with all due respect to the old Texaco thermometers that where posted here. They are not very attractive to me. Maybe the mountian pic one. And in this case, I get a much bigger smile from the fantasy piece. Although I hate the FAT "T". It is wrong!! When it comes to thermometers, it seems Texaco falls a little short.

IMHO, it should be "Repro" for "Reproduction". But, "Repop" just rolls of the tongue easier and seems easier regardless of it's origins. Wow! Now we're debating not only reproduction gas stuff, but reproduction words! : )

Also, would not this "fantasy" piece have to be manufactured with copyright permissions from Texaco? And if so, would that not somehow make it a legal piece of Texaco advertisement? Just laying that out there for discussion.


Edited by SC62 (Sat Aug 11 2012 05:32 AM)
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#347581 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:27 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Steven C.]
TheRoyalCrown Offline
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Registered: Fri Jul 08 2011
Loc: LA, usa
At the bottom I see in small print the word permission, so yeah it's legal. That was never the point though. Someone decided one day to make a Texaco thermometer they would enjoy themselves, or maybe a limited production. Thats what makes this a fantasy item, because it never existed in the first place.


Edited by TheRoyalCrown (Sat Aug 11 2012 08:10 AM)

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#347582 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:34 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: TheRoyalCrown]
Steven C. Offline
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Registered: Fri Jun 01 2012
Loc: MICHIGAN
I didn't mean legal as in legally legal. I meant legal as in hobby legal.
Who cares what big government thinks. I'm talking about what us Americans think. (oh c'mon!! it's an election year : ) )


Edited by SC62 (Sat Aug 11 2012 05:36 AM)
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#347584 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:58 AM Re: Texaco thermometer. Origin?? [Re: Steven C.]
carolinaskies Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 08 2011
Loc: Upstate SC, USA
Fantasy items are those which were never produced in the time period the piece is supposed to represent having been made.

A "licensed" product is one that the original owner of the license of the product, brand, image, character has been paid for/given permission for the usage/reproduction of said product, brand, image, character by a third party.

The license can be pulled at any time if the original owner feels damage is or may occur to their reputation or that of their product, brand, image or character.

And yes an item can be a licensed fantasy!

The only time that I am aware signage would have a license number is if it were involved in some usage requiring a state/federal licensing process and would state as such on the signage.
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