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Help identifying original globes and lenses
#760466 Tue Feb 09 2021 01:39 PM
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I am currently restoring a gilbarco 96 pump. I would like to find an original glass globe and lenses. I am open to about any brand, i would just prefer original over reproduction. My question is are there any clues to look for to determine an original globe and lenses? The globes pictured belong to a collector close to me. I am supposed to go look at them soon, and I am looking for any and all advice before I go to look at them.
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Clayton

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Re: Help identifying original globes and lenses
ch3098 #760467 Tue Feb 09 2021 02:10 PM
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For sure the fire chief is fantasy (repo) it’s hard to tell by the pics of the others. Some of them are original, but would need better pics to tell on most of them.

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ch3098 #760468 Tue Feb 09 2021 02:19 PM
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Like Chris said, most of those are original ( for the simple fact that some aren’t reproduced). However there are a few in that picture that they do reproduce. Although they appear to be legit, you would need pics of the back of the lenses to get a better idea. The small FireChief at the end of the row is fantasy.


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Thanks for the quick reply. I will get more detailed pictures when I am able to see the globes in person. Is there any distinguishable features on the glass globe bodies that will help determine original or reproduction?
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Clayton

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I don’t kno a good way to determine if the body’s are original or not? But the lenses should be kinda ruff like a fine sandpaper on the backs. If there smooth as glass stay away from those.


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