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Shell/Johnson Thermometer
#722979 Sat Jan 12 2019 11:44 AM
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I have owned this thermostat for nearly 8 years now. It’s in incredible condition, and all aspects function perfectly between the movements of the brackets and temperature. The Shell emblem is behind the glass, and the thermostat states Your Friendly Shell Dealer and Johnson Oil Company. Does anybody know how this thermometer came about between the two companies?
I think it has to be circa 1920-1930
I have no idea on the value as well, and would love to know if anyone owns one themselves or has any info at all on this? Many thanks!!!

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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer
Burningriver216 #722980 Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
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That is cool. I have not seen anything like that before. That style Shell logo is from 1957 to about 1963.


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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer
Burningriver216 #722981 Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
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Well evidently Johnson Oil Co.was the Shell jobber/distributor for that area. A rare piece,have not seen one like it.Doubt it goes back as far as the 20's.


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MATT ALVAREZ #722988 Sat Jan 12 2019 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the info, really appreciate it !!!

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hawkike #722989 Sat Jan 12 2019 12:37 PM
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I had initially thought that the Shell logo was older. Another member is thinking 50’s to 60’s but I do still think it a great piece. I believe I have seen a thermometer before that was exactly like this just no advertising what so ever. I paid around $350 or $400 for it about 8 years ago. For its condition and subject matter I believe I did good. I have a few more Shell pieces that I would like to ask about as well. So keep an eye out if you can. Thanks again for the info! And also would have any idea on value? Just curious

Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer
Burningriver216 #722999 Sat Jan 12 2019 03:49 PM
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For the avid Shell collector the price you paid is probably revelant--just my opinion.


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hawkike #723003 Sat Jan 12 2019 05:05 PM
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Great! Thanks again!

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Burningriver216 #723015 Sat Jan 12 2019 09:49 PM
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Mike,this shows how the Shell Pecten evolved over the years. Personally I prefer the older style.

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Man that 1955 logo is timeless. They should go back to that Like Miller did with Miller Lite a few years back.

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Jhaas63 #723056 Sun Jan 13 2019 06:23 PM
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I think this photo is more accurate,at least in the porcelain signs that I have had or seen.

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Thanks for going into detail! I really appreciate the information. Sorry for the late response:)


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