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Offline David E

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The number of new web sites I have to design from scratch currently totals four. This doesn't include some much-needed maintenance on many others. It feels like I'm trying to juggle five chainsaws ATM... :-\

But the Glass-Garage would be a nice 'plug-in' for one of your sites - or maybe a new catalogue (glass-garage.com, perhaps?) - is there someone else who'd like to get invovled, I wonder?

It did occur to me it could also include petrol globes - those big opal-flashed, blown-mould signs that used to be on petrol pumps. Have been trying to get hold of one that was used up to the 1960s as it might have been made by Ch*nce
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David, I see these globes periodically. Is there any way I can tell which are Chance and which aren't?


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It did occur to me it could also include petrol globes - those big opal-flashed, blown-mould signs that used to be on petrol pumps. Have been trying to get hold of one that was used up to the 1960s as it might have been made by Ch*nce
Or Moncrieff and possibly Nazeing
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As Frank points out, they were not made excusively by Chance, but were probably the largest producer. I believe the Chance ones are double-opal-flashed (inner core of clear), but whether ones produced by other companies are the same, I have no idea.

If you do see these, then do snap them up as they are quite collectable - not sure when plastic ones were used, but probably 1960s?

I have some photos of ones made by Chance, and dating to around mid-1950s: Shell was one make (nice shape) and others include BP (two types), Regent, Clevecol. There are other advertising globes that might not be related to petrol, which are of equal interest to me in preparing for the second book.
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I will see if I can get info on the ones Moncrieff made
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It is quite possible different companies made globes for the same company at one time or another  - cheaper quote, and all that. Dates for when Moncrieff produced theirs would tie things up a little more.
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50's to 80's. The problem is that these things were tendered and went all over the shop, should check with Stephen re Nazeing too.

Like the Babycham glasses in production some fifty years, Vasart decorated blanks, Nazeing made both blanks and decorated, in the 2000's someone in Liverpool was producing them - probably decoration only. Showerings kept no records of who or when.
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Up to the 1980s? :o Produced for far longer than I first thought. I have mailed Stephen about this thread.
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Having just received Glass Cone, Winter 2007, I see that Pukeberg created petrol globes as well.

Great photo showing how it used the old moulds once they were no longer required!
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