Lot Consists of a Very Hard To Find. Circa 1940's, SHELL OIL / GASOLINE COMPANY - WHITE MILK GLASS - TRANSLUCENT CLAM SHELL GAS PUMP TOP GLOBE. Gasoline Pump Topper features red lettering and a yellow painted base. Embossed lettering in the glass, around the bottom ring which reads: "Made in USA".
It is visible upon examination, it's there, but difficult to capture in pics. (See pics of base for more details). White milk glass pump topper is approx.18" high x 18" wide, comes as pictured with missing paint on lettering on back side of globe. Paint on front side appears to have been redone. There is yellow paint enhancement on bottom half of clam shell, up to to bottom of lettering. I can't find a reference to the yellow as to a certain pump or type of gasoline, so if this is not original, it was done a very long time ago. I liked the yellow, it made it stand out, bought it and have had this globe in my possession since the 1980's.
There is a crack running horizontal along the top edge of the clam shell. Not visible from straight on viewing.
(Be sure to view all pics for more details on condition). (Globe looks better in real life, again, an opinion). T has not been cleaned and left up to new owner to do so.... I never used chemicals to clean it, just dusted it off from time to time, so everything is as I got it back then. (Be sure to view pics to make your own determination as to actual item appearance).
I had this piece on a shelf in my office, away from direct light. See Pics for More Details on Item and Condition. Note: Any Bright Spots in Images are Reflections from Flash. Also, We Do Not Use Stock Images, What You See In Our Pics Is What You Will Get.No "Bait and Switch" Here. Check our other auctions for more NYCTA, MTA, Port Authority Material, Fanzines, Magazines, World's Fair, Posters, Books and other collectibles. You can also pick it up if you are local. I will do my best to be available for you, times are flexible. Some items cannot be combined due to size or fragility. The item "ORIG c1940's SHELL OIL MILK GLASS CLAM SHELL GAS PUMP TOP GLOBE GASOLINE" is in sale since Tuesday, March 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Gas & Oil\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Signs". The seller is "buythepast_inc" and is located in Oceanside, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.