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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 [Re: Burningriver216] #722980
Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
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Cameron Park,Ca.
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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 [Re: Burningriver216] #722981
Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
Sat Jan 12 2019 11:53 AM
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citrus heights ca.95610
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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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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: MATT ALVAREZ] #722988
Sat Jan 12 2019 12:33 PM
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Thanks for the info, really appreciate it !!!

Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: 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 [Re: Burningriver216] #722999
Sat Jan 12 2019 03:49 PM
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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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: hawkike] #723003
Sat Jan 12 2019 05:05 PM
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Great! Thanks again!

Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: 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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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: Burningriver216] #723026
Sun Jan 13 2019 08:53 AM
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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.

Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: 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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Re: Shell/Johnson Thermometer [Re: hawkike] #724113
Thu Jan 31 2019 11:55 PM
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Thanks for going into detail! I really appreciate the information. Sorry for the late response:)


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